Wednesday 22 May 2019: [Seminar] Adventures in High Angular Resolution Astrophysics
Dr Michael Sitko - University of Cincinnati and Space Science Institute, Boulder
4th Floor, Physics Building 14:00-15:00
The discovery over the past two decades of hundreds of planetary systems that do not look like our own begs the question “Why?”. From planet-disk migration to the “Nice Model” and “Grand Tack”, it appears that the planetary system architectures found today do not necessarily show how these systems looked in their youth. Today, high angular resolution astronomical techniques are the key to investigating the signposts of exoprotoplanet formation, and in some cases, the exoprotoplanets themselves.. Coming in as an "outsider" to the field high spatial resolution revolution, I will describe a few of the programs that I have wandered into over the past few years.