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Dynamical origins of diversity among planetary systems

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory Astrophysics Colloquium

TitleDynamical origins of diversity among planetary systems

SpeakerShangfei Liu (Sun Yat-sen University)

Time3:00pm Nov. 23h (Thursday)

Tencent Meeting42915400486 password: 6360

Location: Lecture Hall, 3rd floor

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Planetary systems are ubiquitous in the Galaxy. However, the large diversity among different systems and planets therein is not well understood based on the planet formation theory inspired by our Solar System. In this talk, I will briefly review some latest observational facts and the classical perspective of planet formation. I will focus on some important dynamical processes that may have shaped architectures of the planetary systems as well as planetary morphologies and interior structures.


Prof. Liu Shangfei graduated from Anhui University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree, and obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Astronomy, School of Physics, Peking University in 2013. He then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2013 – 2015) and Rice University (2015 – 2018). In 2018, he was back to China through the “Hundred Talents” of Sun Yat-sen University. He mainly use large-scale computer numerical simulation methods to study dynamic processes in astrophysics, especially the formation and evolution of the solar system and exoplanetary systems. In addition, he collaborated with researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada to develop the widely used open source N-body code REBOUND.

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