Listen to astrophysicists from across the UK talk about cutting edge research in space science
14th January 2020
Extra-solar planetary systems formation: from observations to theory
Sanson Poon (Queen Mary University of London)
Our understanding of extra-solar planetary systems has undergone a revolution in recent years due to major advances in the observations of exoplanets. The planetary system architectures are found to be very diverse, consisting of closely orbiting compact multiple systems of super-Earths and terrestrial planets, and widely spaced systems of giant planets. PhD researcher Sanson Poon discusses the big unsolved questions of how these planetary systems formed and evolved to create the diversity that we now observe.