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Saturday Morning Physics | The Formation of Planetary Systems

Fred C. Adams, Ta-You Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics (U-M Physics)
Saturday, December 2, 2023
10:30-11:30 AM
170 & 182 Weiser Hall Map
The past two decades have witnessed the discovery of over 5,000 planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. This talk will provide an overview of these alien worlds and the types of planetary systems that they live within. Such planetary systems display an enormous variety, but they also have a number of universal features. Although the mechanisms that form these planets remain under study, this talk will present a progress report on our current understanding of the physical processes involved.

The event will be in-person and also live-streamed on YouTube:

We celebrate the Pulikeshi Dayalu Astrophysics Fund on this date!
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Presentation
Tags: Aerospace, Astronomy, astrophysics, Basic Science, biophysics, Complex Systems, Physics, Prospective Graduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Science, Undergrad Physics Events
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Saturday Morning Physics, Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, The Center for the Study of Complex Systems, Applied Physics, LSA Biophysics, Astronomy Colloquia, Undergrad Physics Events