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Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (IAU S299)

Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (IAU S299)


Part of Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia

  • Date Published: January 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107045200

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  • Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in our understanding of planetary systems. Initially, new exoplanets were discovered through the effects they have on their parent stars – whether through radial velocity, transits or microlensing methods – but now the technology and the techniques have been developed to image light from exoplanets directly. Vast improvements have also been made in our ability to resolve circumstellar matter from protoplanetary disks, through transition disks to debris disks. These dramatic new observations have led to new advances in our theoretical understanding of the formation and evolution of planetary systems. The proceedings of IAU Symposium 299 report on recent results of this field covering the range from the detailed imaging of protoplanetary disks to the modeling of planetary atmospheres. The volume benefits both active researchers and graduate students entering this dynamic and rapidly progressing field.

    • Highlights a maturing view of planets detected by the transit and Doppler techniques, including results from the first high-resolution imaging with ALMA
    • Sets the stage for the initial operation of a new generation of high-contrast planet imaging instruments
    • Coincides with advances in high-resolution imaging of planetary systems by interferometers on optical/IR 8-m class telescopes and direct imaging of exoplanets with dedicated high-contrast adaptive optics coronagraphs
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107045200
    • length: 430 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 178 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 190 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. High contrast AO imaging: latest results in direct exoplanet imaging
    2. Peering into circumstellar disks: transformative interferometry and high resolution imaging
    3. Building planets in protoplanetary disks: earliest evidence
    4. Co-evolution of disks and planetary systems
    5. Detailed studies of known exoplanets and exoplanet systems
    6. Debris disks as signposts of planetary systems
    7. Models of planetary formation and evolution
    8. Evolution of planetary systems.

  • Editors

    Mark Booth, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

    Brenda C. Matthews, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Canada

    James R. Graham, University of California, Berkeley

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