Disk Sub-Structures Revealed by ALMA: Implications for Planet Formation

Date: 
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:40pm PDT
Speaker: 
Andrea Isella
Affiliation: 
Rice University
Location: 
N232, Room 103
Event Type: 
Colloquium

The Atacama Large Millimeter and sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) has discovered sub-structures in the dust and molecular gas distributions in a number of protoplanetary disks.  These structures span spatial scales from a few to hundreds of Astronomical Units and are thought to be related to the formation of planets. During my talk I will present some of the most recent ALMA observations of sub-structures in disks and discuss them in the framework of planet formation models.

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