Formation, Evolution, and Dynamics of Young Solar Systems

  • Martin Pessah
  • Oliver Gressel

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 445)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Edwin A. Bergin, Jonathan P. Williams
    Pages 1-37
  3. Paola Pinilla, Andrew Youdin
    Pages 91-142
  4. Akimasa Kataoka
    Pages 143-159 Open Access
  5. Martin Bizzarro, James N. Connelly, Alexander N. Krot
    Pages 161-195 Open Access
  6. Chris W. Ormel
    Pages 197-228 Open Access
  7. Sivan Ginzburg, Niraj K. Inamdar, Hilke E. Schlichting
    Pages 295-313
  8. Kaitlin M. Kratter
    Pages 315-337
  9. Bertram Bitsch, Anders Johansen
    Pages 339-366
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 367-374

About this book


This book's interdisciplinary scope aims at bridging various communities: 1) cosmochemists, who study meteoritic samples from our own solar system, 2) (sub-) millimetre astronomers, who measure the distribution of dust and gas of star-forming regions and planet-forming discs, 3) disc modellers, who describe the complex photo-chemical structure of parametric discs to fit these to observation, 4) computational astrophysicists, who attempt to decipher the dynamical structure of magnetised gaseous discs, and the effects the resulting internal structure has on the aerodynamic re-distribution of embedded solids, 5) theoreticians in planet formation theory, who aim to piece it all together eventually arriving at a coherent holistic picture of the architectures of planetary systems discovered by 6) the exoplanet observers, who provide us with unprecedented samples of exoplanet worlds. Combining these diverse fields the book sheds light onto the riddles that research on planet formation is currently confronted with, and paves the way for a comprehensive understanding of the formation, evolution, and dynamics of young solar systems.

The chapters ‘Chondrules – Ubiquitous Chondritic Solids Tracking the Evolution of the Solar Protoplanetary Disk’, ‘Dust Coagulation with Porosity Evolution’ and ‘The Emerging Paradigm of Pebble Accretion’ are published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via


Protoplanetary disks Debris disks Planet Formation Minor Planets Habitable Worlds Exoplanetary Populations Solar System bodies

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Pessah
    • 1
  • Oliver Gressel
    • 2
  1. 1.The Niels Bohr InstituteNiels Bohr International AcademyCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.The Niels Bohr InstituteNiels Bohr International AcademyCopenhagenDenmark

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