October 25: Formation and Diversity of Planetary Systems

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations
October 25, 2021 (10AM), Belmont Media Center, Belmont MA

Joan Najita, Ph.D., Astronomer, National Science Foundation NOIRLab; Head of Scientific Staff for User Support. Formerly Chief Scientist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). 2021-2022 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Radcliffe Fellow.
Dr. Najita discusses her exciting investigation of the formation of remote planetary systems in the universe. The many new discoveries also reveal an amazing and perhaps unexpected diversity in the architecture of these systems. Advances in the technical ability to probe these systems makes this field in astronomy one of the most exciting. Dr. Najita has been at the forefront in these discoveries.