The Masses, Densities, and Orbital Dynamics of Exoplanets

Lauren Weiss

Université de Montréal

Multi-planet systems represent the end-states of planet formation. Their orbital dynamics and planet compositions are a fossil record of how they arrived at their present configurations. I will give detailed updates about the orbital dynamics and planet compositions in several famous multi-planet systems discovered by the Kepler Mission and discuss how the latest findings influence our understanding of planet formation.

Date: Jeudi, le 22 septembre 2016
Heure: 11:30
Lieu: Université de Montréal
  Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, Local D-460
Contact: Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo