Orion: a test bed for studying evolution of protoplanetary disks

The Orion complex is the most active star-forming region in solar neighborhood, and provides a unique laboratory to study disk evolution because (1) there are a large sample of young stars in wide ranges of stellar masses and ages, and (2) the star formation environments vary from the massive clusters, the medium-size clusters, to the distributed population, which provide us a great opportunity to study disk evolution in different environments at a similar distance. An investigation of protoplanetary disk evolution in Orion, especially in its clusters: NGC 1980, NGC 1977, and Orion Nebula cluster, is part of the large NASA exoplanet program: Earths in Other Solar Systems. In this talk, I will present some results from this project.

Min Fang (University of Arizona)
1st meeting room, KIAA
Wed, 2017-09-27 12:00 to 13:00