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Institute for Advanced Study/Princeton University Joint Astrophysics Colloquium

Observing Planet Formation

Planetary systems for in the disks of gas and dust that orbit young stars.  In the past few years, very high angular resolution observations of disks in nearby star-forming regions have started to uncover some key signatures of the planet formation epoch.  This talk will focus on what we are learning about the distribution of disk material on spatial scales of only a few astronomical units, largely based on state-of-the-art measurements with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and the corresponding implications for the assembly and early evolution of planetary systems.


Sean Andrews

Speaker Affiliation

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics


Natural Sciences


Coffee and refreshments are available from 10:15 am in Peyton Hall Common Room.

Additional Information

Date & Time
April 16, 2019 | 11:00am12:00pm


Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Auditorium, Room 145