Observations of Circum-planetary Disks with ALMA

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Wilson B (Marriott Wardman Park)
David J. Wilner,Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
The hundreds of disks around nearby young stars serve as analogs to the nebula that spawned our Solar System. A new generation of millimeter telescopes provide direct access to the cool material in these disks, enabling resolved observations of solids, as well as the thermal, chemical, and dynamical structure of gas. I will discuss recent advances obtained with the revolutionary capabilities of ALMA, including the demographic effects on disks of stellar host mass and multiplicity.