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.
Event date: 
12/13/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm