Mapping Newborn Planetary Systems

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Wilson B (Marriott Wardman Park)
Andrea Isella, Rice University, Houston, TX
Mapping planetary systems in the act of forming is key to understanding how planets form and why exoplanetary systems exhibit such an impressive variety of properties. I will present an overview of recent results based on high-angular resolution observations acquired with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the Jansky Very Large Array that are enabling astronomers to map newborn planetary systems on scales smaller than our Solar System.