Ilse Cleeves, Harvard CfA, "Fire and Ice: The role of energetic processes in the cold chemistry of planet-forming circumstellar disks"
Astro Tuesday Series: May 3 @ 12 PM
Planets form from the coldest, T<200 K, and densest parts of circumstellar disks around young stars. During this phase, the active nature of the star subjects the disk to relatively high fluxes of UV and X-ray photons and energetic particles.