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Outer disc evolution

Alexander, R (Leiden)
Tuesday 10 November 2009, 09:30-10:20



I review the processes that govern protoplanetary disc evolution, focusing in particular on the outer regions of discs (beyond a few tens of AU). I will highlight the mechanisms by which gas is removed from the outer disc, and discuss a number of new theoretical results in this field. I will also consider the link to observations, and discuss how observations of both discs and planets can inform our understanding of how protoplanetary discs evolve.

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