2014 Spring Physics Colloquium Series: Adam Kraus, Ph.D.

DateJanuary 29, 2014Time4:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room E.125
Description
Adam Kraus, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy
University of Texas at Austin

Giant Planets Caught at Formation

The past five years have seen the first handful of directly-imaged extrasolar planet discoveries, with dozens more promised by instruments now being commissioned. These planets offer the first window into outer solar systems, much like RV and transit searches have already revealed the detailed properties of inner solar systems. In particular, young directlyimaged planets offer critical tests of planet-formation models that can't be matched by RV and transit surveys of mature stars.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Jay Dittmann 254-710-2275

PublisherDepartment of Physics
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