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Constraining planet formation by understanding protoplanetary disk evolution

Carlo Felice Manara
ESO, Garching

While protoplanetary disks are known to be the birthplace of planets, the understanding of both how and when planets form and how exactly disks evolve is still missing. We have been using our extensive surveys in several star-forming regions with VLT/X-Shooter spectroscopy and with high-resolution ALMA sub-mm data, combined with Gaia astrometric data to fill the gaps in the current theories.
I will report on the current stage of this multi-wavelength research, showing how we can constrain the timescales for planet formation and disk evolution, as well as the disk evolution mechanisms combining mass accretion rate measurements with X-Shooter with disk mass estimates and disk morphology studies from ALMA.

2019 October 23, 13:30

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia