Recent progress in telescope development has brought us different ways to observe protoplanetary disks: interferometers, space missions, adaptive optics, polarimetry, and time- and spectrally-resolved data. While the new facilities have changed the way we can tackle open problems in disk structure and evolution, there is a substantial lack of interconnection between different observing communities. Here, we explore the complementarity of some of the state-of-the-art observing techniques, and how they can be brought together to understand disk dispersal and planet formation.
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Volume 33, id.e059 31 pp.
- Pub Date:
- December 2016
- Astronomical instrumentation;
- methods and techniques;
- methods: observational;
- stars: formation;
- protoplanetary disks;
- Astrophysics – Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics – Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
- E-Print Comments:
- Accepted for publication in PASA. 37 pages, 9 figures, 1 table. Revised version: corrected problem in Fig 2; doi:10.1017/pasa.2016.56