The Formation and Evolution of Planets in Protoplanetary Disks

WS 2017/2018

(P4/5.0.19)

Time & Dates

Friday 12:15 - 14:00 in the USM lecture hall. weekly between 20.10.2017 and 09.02.2018

There will be no lectures or exercises on:

  • 01.12.2017
  • 29.12.2017 (christmas break)
  • 05.01.2018 (christmas break)

Literature

Updates

  • Repetition Exam: The repetition exam will take place on February 21 from 9:30 - 11:30 am in the lecture hall of the USM.
  • Exam: The exam will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 from 12:15 - 14:15 in the USM Lecture Hall. Only pens & calculators are allowed. All formulas and quantities will be given on the exam sheets and will look like this.
  • 09.01.2018 - Tutorial 9: The tutorial for exercise sheet #9 (originally planned for January 12) is shifted to January 19. Sheet #10 will be posted on January 19 and will be due on January 26.
  • 04.12.2017 - Tutorial 6: There was a typo in question 1. The sound crossing time scale should be \(t_\mathrm{sound} = \frac{2\,R}{c_\mathrm{s}}\) instead of \(t_\mathrm{sound} = \frac{2\,r}{c_\mathrm{s}}\). The PDF was updated.
  • On December 1st there will be no lecture and no exercises. The exercise sheet will be due the following week.
  • November 15, 2018: The substitutions in long and short wavelength limit should be \(x = \frac{h\,c}{\lambda\,k\,T}\) (the \(\lambda\) was missing). The lecture notes for lecture 4 have been corrected and updated.
  • November 13, 2018: There were minus signs missing in the derivation of the disk vertical structure. The final result was correct. The lecture notes for lecture 4 have been corrected and updated.

Topics

Topics covered in the lecture will include:

  • Overview: Disks & Exoplanets
  • Our Solar System
  • Disk Formation and Disk Structure
  • Disk Evolution - Viscous Theory, Disk Winds, and Dissipation
  • Dust in Protoplanetary Disks
  • Planetesimal Formation
  • Terrestrial Planet Formation
  • Formation of Giant Planets
  • Planet Migration
  • Evolution of Planetary Systems
  • Observations of Protoplanetary Disks

Lecture slides will be posted shortly after the lecture.

Lecture Slides

Date Lecture
20.10. Disks & Exoplanets - An Overview
27.10. Properties of the (extra-)solar system(s)
03.11. Formation of Protoplanetary Disks - Part I
10.11. Disk formation part II, vertical structure and temperature
17.11. Disk Evolution Part I
24.11. Disk Evolution Part II
01.12. No Lecture
08.12. Intro to Planet Formation / Dust Physics I
15.12. Dust Physics II / Planetesimal Formation I
22.12. Planetesimal Formation II / Terrestrial Planet Fromation I
12.01. Terrestrial Planet Fromation II
19.01. Terrestrial Planet Fromation III / Giant Planet Formation
26.01. Migration & Orbital Evolution
02.02. Guest Lecture: Observations of Protoplanetary Disks / Summary
09.02. Exam

Exercises

Exercises are taking place Fridays at the University Observatory, Lecture hall.

Starting November 10rd, the time of the exercises is 14:15–16:00.

The exercise sheets will be posted here for download after the lectures.

Dates

Exercises take place weekly between 27.10.2017 and 09.02.2018, but no exercises on 01.12.2017, 12.01.2018, and during Christmas break.

Tutorial Due date Exercise Sheet
#1 27.10.2017 Download
#2 03.11.2017 Download
#3 10.11.2017 Download
#4 17.11.2017 Download
#5 24.11.2017 Download
Note: no exercises on 01.12.2017
#6 08.12.2017 Download
#7 15.12.2017 Download
#8 22.12.2017 Download
Note: no exercises on 12.01.2018
#9 19.01.2018 Download
#10 26.01.2018 Download
#11 02.02.2018 Q&A session