In this series of posts, we sit down with a few of the keynote speakers of the 233nd AAS meeting to learn more about them and their research. You can see a full schedule of their talks here!
Digging deeper into the history of planet formation
Two decades of exoplanet science have been nothing short of an exciting hike into the Forbidden Forest, with mysterious creatures popping up in all kinds of configurations at every turn, baffling theorists and observers alike. The exquisite dataset of exoplanetary systems obtained during this time, especially by long-term surveys like Kepler, has breathed a new life into the field of planetary dynamics which can now be applied to planetary systems besides the solar system. “If Laplace and Lagrange were to rematerialize in our world today they would be working profitably as researchers within ten minutes!”, quips Dr. Greg Laughlin, this year’s recipient of the Kavli Foundation Plenary Lectureship for the upcoming 233rd meeting of AAS in Seattle.Prof. Gregory P. Laughlin from Yale University.
Dr. Laughlin is currently a Professor of Astronomy and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Astronomy at Yale University. After completing his undergraduate studies in physics at the ...