Mini course on Star and Planet Formation
The course runs from March 1st to March 23th, with lectures twice a
week, and covers the following topics:
The course will be taught by multiple instructors, with the following
schedule (all lectures in the CITA lounge):
- Circumstellar disks, accretion, streams.
- Interaction of dust and gas.
- Formation and dynamics of planetesimals.
- Formation of planets and interaction with disk.
- Debris disks.
- Brown dwarfs.
- Influence of binarity.
For students taking this course for credit: the testing will be by two
assignments. The first assignment (PDF file) is
on lectures 1 to 4 and is due March 26th. The second assignment (PDF) is on lectures 5 to 8 and is due April 13th.
- Tu, Mar 1, 1 PM: Marten van Kerkwijk
Overview, stellar birthline, pre-MS evolution, binaries
(OpenOffice slides, PDF file)
- We, Mar 2, 11 AM: Norm Murray
Accretion disk physics
- Tu, Mar 8, 1 PM: Ray Jayawardhana
Disk signatures, accretion rates, lifetimes
- We, Mar 9, 11 AM: Aleks Scholz
Brown dwarf basics, formation scenarios, obs. tests
- Tu, Mar 15, 11 AM: Ed Thommes
Planet formation, planetesimals, oligargic growth
- We, Mar 16, 11 AM: Alexis Brandeker
Debris disks, gas and dust content, structures, gaps
- Tu, Mar 22, 11 AM: Pawel Artymowicz
Disk-planet interaction, migration
- We, Mar 23, 11 AM: Yanqin Wu
Dynamical evolution, tides
Marten van Kerkwijk / mhvk@astro