17-19 February 2020
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma
Europe/Rome timezone

Planet formation, from ALMA to ERIS

18 Feb 2020, 10:01
18m
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Palazzo Corsini via della Lungara, 10 Roma

Speaker

Davide Fedele (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))

Description

In the last years, ALMA has revolutionised the field of plant formation.
The high angular resolution campaigns are showing a great variety of protoplanetary disk morphologies, revealing the presence of rings, gaps, cavities and spirals.
Such sub-structures suggest the presence of young giant planets that perturbs the mass distribution and dynamics of gas and dust in the disk.
And yet, a direct proof is still missing. Confirming the presence of young giant planets in correspondence of the dust gaps and cavities seen with ALMA is a mandatory step to understand the origin of the disk sub-structures and to shed light on the formation mechanism of (giant) planets.
High contrast imaging is a powerful tool and in particular VLT/ERIS has the great potential to detect newly-born planets (partly) embedded in the
natal disk via inside the disk thanks to the possibility to observe at long wavelengths (L and M).
In my talk, I will present a proposal for an ERIS observing program starting from the ALMA observations of protoplanetary disks.

Primary author

Davide Fedele (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))

Co-authors

Antonio Garufi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Linda Podio (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))

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