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Ge/Ay 133
The Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems
9 units (3-0-6)  | first term

Review current theoretical ideas and observations pertaining to the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Topics to be covered include low-mass star formation, the protoplanetary disk, accretion and condensation in the solar nebula, the formation of gas giants, meteorites, the outer solar system, giant impacts, extrasolar planetary systems.

Instructor: Batygin