CfA Colloquium Schedule Fall 2008
 13 November 2008

13 November 2008

Speaker: Scott Kenyon (CfA)

Title: Formation and Evolution of Planets and Debris Disks

Abstract:There are now more than 1000 known planetary systems. Most planetary systems are discovered as debris disks, the dusty remnants of newly-formed icy or terrestrial planets. After summarizing basic observations, I will describe numerical simulations for the formation of planetary systems. Results from these models account for many fundamental aspects of the data and suggest a set of critical observations for future ground-based and space-based missions.

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