Three-dimensional Structures of Extrasolar Planetary Systems


Grant Data
Project Title
Three-dimensional Structures of Extrasolar Planetary Systems
Principal Investigator
Dr Lee, Man Hoi   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Quirrenbach Andreas   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Lin Douglas N. C   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-11-01
Completion Date
2018-10-31
Amount
933362
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Extrasolar Planets, Planetary System Dynamics, Planetary System Origins, Orbital Inclinations
Discipline
Planetary Sciences
Panel
Physical Sciences (P)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17305015
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 We will investigate the constraints on planet formation theory from the HIP 36616 system. In particular, we will study the dynamics of km-sized bodies called planetesimals in the context of this system and consider the differences in the dynamics and accretion of these bodies in prograde and retrograde orbits. 3 We will examine the general conditions under which the orbits of the planets in a multiple-planet system with a distant, inclined companion would precess together and remain nearly coplanar. 4 We will investigate whether the statistics of transit timing variations in the Kepler space telescope data is consistent with the small mutual inclinations inferred from all planet pairs in the Kepler data.