The origins of habitable planetary systems: constraints from disks and exoplanets
Prof. Dr. Ilaria Pascucci (Department of Planetary Sciences, The University of Arizona,USA)
How did our Solar System and other planet systems form? Which systems are most likely to host life-bearing planets? These are among the most fundamental questions in astrophysics. Here, I will discuss how combining observations of disks around young stars and exoplanets sheds light on these questions. I will show how the physical evolution and dispersal of planetforming disks shape planetary systems. I will also present an ongoing effort to observationally trace the evolution of volatiles in disks with implications on planets composition and volatile delivery to terrestrial planets.