How Dynamical Chaos Shapes the Architectures of Planetary Systems

Speaker: 
Dan Tamayo (CITA and University of Toronto Centre for Planetary Sciences)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2016-11-07 15:30 - 16:45
Location: 
Hennings 318
Local Contact: 
Aaron Boley and Jaymie Matthews
Intended Audience: 
Graduate
The Solar System exists in a state of marginal stability. Is this an expected outcome? The exoplanet sample is now large enough that we can start to meaningfully address this question. I will present recent work connecting what are possibly the first observations of a planetary system forming within its birth disk to several observed features in the exoplanet sample. I will also discuss a long-standing problem in determining the stability of closely packed planetary systems, and a novel approach using machine learning algorithms that is orders of magnitude faster than direct N-body integration.
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