Ames Center for Exoplanet Studies (ACES) Seminar - Brad Hansen / UCLA
Ames Center for Exoplanet Studies (ACES) Seminar
Thursday, December 13, 2012
3:00pm - N245 Conference Room 215
Brad Hansen (UCLA)
"In situ assembly of low mass planetary systems"
The Kepler satellite has identified a large population of small
planets orbiting sun-like stars. The existence of these planets
directly contradicts the predictions of the prevailing theory of
planet migration. I will discuss attempts to model the formation
of these systems by in situ accretion instead, and how our solar
system might fit into this paradigm.