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UConn Physics Colloquium

Professor Meredith Hughes
Astronomy Department, Wesleyan University

Sigma Pi Sigma lecture - Planet Formation through Radio Eyes

Planets form in dense disks of gas and dust around young stars.  Radio telescopes allow us to peer into these cocoons to watch the assembly of planetary systems, from the earliest clumping-together of dust grains to the late-stage gorging by gas giants.  The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA), now finishing its construction phase in Chile, is the most powerful radio telescope ever built, and is providing exciting new views of the structure of circumstellar disks.  I will show early results from ALMA and describe the implications for our understanding of the physics of planet formation and the diversity of planetary systems.

What UConn Physics Colloquium
When 2014-05-02
from 16:00 to 17:00
Where Gant Science Complex, Physics Building, Room P038
Note Catered Refreshments at 3:15 in P103
Contact Tony Le/Tom Blum
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