What Can We Learn From Planets In Binary Systems? (Speaker: Kaitlin Kratter, University Of Arizona)

Tuesday December 9, 2014 4:00 pm

Exoplanet surveys have revealed a surprising array of planetary systems hosted by binary stars. The diversity and architecture of these systems provide insight into the fundamentals of planet formation for a wide range of systems. Moreover, these planets provide an important final boundary condition for our models of star formation, and especially binary formation. I will review the statistics of these surprisingly un-exotic systems, describe the theoretical implications, and discuss the prospects for progress with observational facilities of the future.

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