Title: Directly Imaging Planet Formation
Speaker: Eugene Chiang, Professor, UC Berkeley
When: Friday November 19th, 2021 at 3 pm
Abstract: For planet formation to be an empirical science we need to detect planets while they are still young and feeding from their parent circumstellar discs. Direct imaging of planets provides the way forward. We review imaging observations from ultraviolet (HST) to infrared (VLT, Gemini) to millimeter (ALMA) wavelengths and what they imply about the formation of Jupiters and Super-Jupiters. Classic ideas of dynamical friction, gravitational instability, and Bondi accretion are finding new applications.