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DIX Planetary Science Seminar

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Arms 155 (Robert P. Sharp Lecture Hall)
A Dynamical Synthesis of Planetary Systems
Malena Rice, Graduate Research Fellow, Department of Astronomy, Yale University,

Dynamics provides a powerful tool to unify the various components of a planetary system. By studying the interactions between these components, it is possible to unveil a system's evolutionary history and to constrain what is and what is not missing in our understanding of that system. In this talk, I will provide a synthesized view of planetary systems, focusing on the relationship between stars, planets, and neighboring minor planets. I will draw from several subfields of planetary and exoplanetary science to consider how the interface between subfields – from protoplanetary disk imaging to asteroid occultations to stellar obliquities – can be utilized to develop a holistic understanding of planet formation and evolution.

For more information, please contact Maria Camarca by email at mcamarca@caltech.edu.