Multi-wavelength Variability Studies of Young Stars and Their Protoplanetary Disks

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact Information:

Have questions? Please contact Beth Sargent.


We know that many pre-main-sequence stars are surrounded by protoplanetary disks, but how these disks evolve into planetary systems is a fundamental question in Astronomy. Young stars and their disks are known to be remarkably variable, but it is not clear how this variability may influence planets as they are forming. This talk will review key observations of protoplanetary disks and their young stars, focusing on multi-wavelength variability. To conclude, I will discuss possibilities for future progress.

Speaker: Catherine Espaillat (Boston University)


All 2019 Fall Colloquia talks are held on Wednesdays in the STScI John N. Bahcall Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. preceded by tea at 2:45 p.m.

Please direct questions or comments to the contact above. The 2019-20 committee members are Paule Sonnentrucker (STScI Chair), Annalisa Calamida (STScI), Will Fischer (STScI), Ethan Vishniac (JHU Co-chair), Kevin Schlaufman (JHU), and Graeme Addison (JHU).