Origin of the Solar System and Other Planetary Systems

This course will review the physical processes related to the formation and evolution of the protosolar nebula and of protoplanetary disks. In doing that, we will discuss the main stages of planet formation and how different disk conditions impact planetary architectures and planet properties. We will confront the theories of disk evolution and planet formation with observations of circumstellar disks, exoplanets, and the planets and minor bodies in our Solar System. This course is cross-listed with ASTR 450 and may be co-convened with PTYS 550.

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PTYS Minor Elective
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Semester Section Number Instructor(s) Day/Time Location Resources
2023 Fall 001 Ilaria Pascucci TTH 9:00-10:15a.m. Kuiper 312