Part I: The formation of multi-planetary systems
March 25, 2013
Abstract: The Kepler spacecraft and ground based surveys have found 860 planets outside our Solar System. Many of them are in multi-planetary system. These systems are the most interesting ones because they allow us to place tight constraints on planet formation. I will discuss formation scenarios for several individual systems. I then present first results from a new method which can simulate the formation history of an entire ensemble of planetary systems such as those discovered by Kepler.