Studenterkollokvium - Daniel Mikkola: Planet Migration
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Vejleder: Simon Albrecht
Torsdag den 10. december kl. 08.15
Prior to exoplanets, planet formation was believed to create close-in rocky planets and far-out gas giants. Since 1995 many 'hot Jupiters' have been detected. These are giant planets orbiting very close to their host stars and whose existence contradicts planet formation. Here I will discuss theories which aim at consolidating observations and theory. In particlar I will focus on theories which invoke planetdisk interactions to explain the observed planet populations. I discuss the successes and challenges of these theories.