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EU 6: Detection and formation of planetary systems

This is an astrophysical course which has both an observational part and a theoretical part. The fist 4 lectures will present the theories of formation and evolution of planetary systems. The 5 last lectures will present detection methods of extrasolar planets and an overview of the systems that have been detected so far.

Topics :

- Formation of stars and protoplanetary disks
- Star formation: Jeans instability
- Formation and evolution of protoplanetary disks

- Formation of terrestrial and giant planets
- Build-up of terrestrial planets and cores of giant planets
- Accretion of a massive gaseous envelope by a core

- Post-gaseous phase
- Asteroide and Kuiper belts
- The Oort cloud
- Young planetary systems and debri disks

- Tidal interaction between a forming planet and the protoplanetary disk. Orbital migration.

- Detection of extrasolar planets: direct methods
- Presentation of the problem and choice of the spectral domain
- Imaging in visible and near IR
- Interferometry
- Direct detection of polar radio emissions from giant exoplanets

- Observation of planetary atmospheres

- Detection of extrasolar planets: indirect methods (1)
- Gravitational microlensing
- Pulsar timing
- Astrometry
- Photometric and spectroscopic transits
- Reflected light
- Radial velocity

- Detection of extrasolar planets: indirect methods (2)

- Observation of extrasolar planets: statistics
- Mass distribution
- Orbital elements distribution
- Characteristics of stars with planets
- Mass-radius relationship

Lectures take place Wednesday mornings at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris.

Professor in charge:

Arnaud Cassan, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, 98 bis, Boulevard Arago, F-75014 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1 44 32 80 87 - E-mail : cassan[@robas]iap.fr

Other lecturers:

Francois Bouchy (bouchy[@robas]iap.fr), Alain Lecavelier des Etangs (lecaveli[@robas]iap.fr) and Marc Ollivier (marc.ollivier[@robas]ias.u-psud.fr)

Université Paris-Saclay Sorbonne Université Université Paris-Sud Université Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines Observatoire de Paris Université Denis Diderot Paris Université Paris-Est Créteil Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle
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