Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminars

Sculpting Planetary Systems via Dynamical Processes

by Mr. Tuhin Ghosh (TIFR)

Thursday, April 28, 2022 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at Hybrid ( AG 66 ) Meeting ID: 847 3395 1480 Passcode: StuSem2022
Dynamical processes can sculpt the orbital and structural properties of planets in multiplanet systems. For example, planet-planetesimal interactions can naturally explain the strange asymmetric distribution of period ratios of adjacent planet pairs across the 3:2 and 2:1 mean motion resonances. On the other hand, the observed distribution of Hill separations between planet pairs may be a direct consequence of planet-planet scattering. Planet-planet scattering between the typical short-period and puffy exoplanets often leads to planet-planet collisions. The unique structures of these planets indicate that such collisions often may not lead to merger of these planets. Using various numerical techniques including direct N-body simulations, one-dimensional hydrostatic models, and detailed smooth-particle hydrodynamics models we have studied all of the above dynamical processes. I will present the highlights of our research efforts.
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