14-18 October 2019
T-Hotel Cagliari
Europe/Rome timezone

Small-Scale Substructures in Protoplanetary Disks

17 Oct 2019, 11:40
T-Hotel Cagliari

T-Hotel Cagliari

Via Dei Giudicati, 66 | 09131 Cagliari | Sardinia, Italy


Dr Sean Andrews


Invited talk

The Disk Substructures at High Angular Resolution Project (DSHARP) observed 20 nearby protoplanetary disks in the 240 GHz continuum and 12CO J=2-1 spectral line with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) at a resolution of 35 milli-arcseconds (5 au). This talk will describe the motivation for this project and highlight the initial DSHARP results. We find that small-scale substructures in the dust continuum emission are ubiquitous in this sample, manifesting primarily as axisymmetric, narrow rings and gaps, with a small subset showing azimuthal deviations or spiral wave patterns. These features will be compared with current models for potential origins of disk substructures, and used to highlight some important follow-up work.

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