CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2004
 9 September 2004

9 September 2004

Speaker: Caroline Terquem (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris and Universite Paris 7)

Title: Planet-disk Interactions and Orbital Migration

Abstract: The observations of extrasolar giant planets orbiting close to their companion stars suggest that tidal interactions between the disk and an embedded planet can play a fundamental role in determining the latter's mass and orbital properties. I will describe these interactions and review recent work on orbital migration, focusing on runaway migration, as well as migration in magnetized and turbulent disks.

Video of the Presentation (Talks can be viewed with RealPlayer. Free download is available from )

References for students:

  1. Terquem C., 2004, in "The Search for Other Worlds", eds. S. Holt and D. Deming (AIP COnference Proceedings) -- "Planet--disk Interactions and Orbital Migration"
  2. Terquem C., 2003, in "Planetary Systems and Planets in Systems", eds. S. Udry, W. Benz and R. von Steiger (ISSI Space Sciences Series, 19, reprinted from Space Science Reviews - Kluwer) -- "Is planetary migration inevitable?" (astro-ph/0309175 )


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