Dr. Jordan Stone of the University of Arizona is the guest speaker for the NRAO-Socorro colloquium. His talk is "Understanding the Giant Planet Formation Process at High Spatial Resolution."
The giant-planet formation mechanism is especially important to understand because massive planets form earliest. Stone's work aims to inform theories of giant planet formation using high-spatial resolution techniques to isolate light from planetary surfaces from the blinding light of their host stars. Stone will discuss two projects that he leads to develop instruments for improving sensitivity to planets, including a new fringe tracking camera for the LBT to enable 23m direct imaging.
11 a.m. in the auditorium of the NRAO.