Scientific Seminars

The dawn of planetary systems

Leonardo Testi
Universita' di Bologna

2023-03-27    14:30    - Aula Caldirola

Planetary systems are found to be a very common outcome of the star formation process, but the diversity of planetary architectures is stunning. The analysis of the Solar System as we know it today provide detailed insights on its formation history. One of the major questions in the field of planet formation is how widespread these conditions and history are. In this talk I will try to address this question based on what we have been and are learning about planet formation based on the study of protoplanetary disks in nearby star forming regions. I will discuss the constraints on the evolution of solids and volatiles in protoplanetary disks and compare these with what we think were the conditions in the young Solar System. I will also try to highlight the major open questions in the field and where we hope to make progress in the near future.