Dispersal of Protoplanetary Disks


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Date
Wednesday, February 01 2012 - 12:00 pm, PST
Speaker
Uma Gorti
Affiliation
SETI Institute
Description

Protoplanetary disks  originate during star formation and evolve rapidly, to form planetary systems before they disperse in a few million years. Dr. Gorti will describe disk evolution and discuss disk dispersal mechanisms in the context of recent theoretical models. Theory will be compared with observations to summarize our current understanding of how disks evolve and the constraints they set on the time available for planet formation.

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