Star and planet formation

UK Centre for Astrobiology seminar

Star and planet formation

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 13th November 2012
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: CSEC Seminar Room,

Event details

Talk summary

I will discuss our current understanding of star formation and how this relates to the formation of planets and planetary systems. I will also discuss our current knowledge of extrasolar planets and the likelihood of discovering one that may not only lie in the habitable zone but be of a size that is suitable for habitability.

The astrobiology seminar series is run by the UK Centre for Astrobiology based in the School of Physics & Astronomy. Astrobiology is a multi-disciplinary subject and the seminar series actively encourages attendance by undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff from other departments..

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