Saturday, October 21, 2017

Planet formation and disk-planet interactions

Planet formation and disk-planet interactions




This review is based on lectures given at the 45th Saas-Fee Advanced Course 'From Protoplanetary Disks to Planet Formation' held in March 2015 in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Starting with an overview of the main characterictics of the Solar System and extrasolar planets, we describe the planet formation process in terms of the sequential accretion scenario. First the growth processes of dust particles to planetesimals and subsequently to terrestrial planets or planetary cores are presented. This is followed by the formation process of the giant planets either by core accretion or gravitational instability. Finally, the dynamical evolution of the orbital elements as driven by disk-planet interaction and the overall evolution of multi-object systems is presented.

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