Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy

Protoplanetary disks and exoplanets in scattered light


07Sept2017 10:00 - 11:00

PhD defence ceremony

High-contrast imaging now enables us to detect gas giant exoplanets and resolved signatures of planet formation in protoplanetary disks. Tomas Stolker carries out observational and numerical investigations of protoplanetary disks and self-luminous exoplanets for which high-contrast imaging, scattered light, polarisation and radiative transfer modeling play a central role. He makes use of SPHERE, a dedicated imaging instrument at the Very Large Telescope in Chile.

T. Stolker: Protoplanetary Disks and Exoplanets in Scattered Light.


Prof. C. Dominik

Prof. L.B.F.M. Waters


Dr M. Min


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