QUO Fast Radio Bursts
A Planet is Born ft. Arnaud Michel
December 20, 2021
- We have Arnaud Michel, a master’s student in Astrophysics at Queen’s
- He focuses on formation of planets in our galaxy
- Hails from Fribourg, Switzerland.
- Completed his bachelor degree in Physics at Quest University in Sqamish, BC.
- Has worked as a research assistant at UVic and University of Bern in Switzerland.
- Leading cutting edge research using telescopes like ALMA and JCMT.
- To study how proptoplanetary disks evolve around young stars.
- Focuses on the evolution and the movement of dust in these disks that later collect together to form planet (such as the Earth).
- Not all material in Protoplanetary disks ends up in planets, some remains in large boulders that later collide to make a new disk of dust called debris disks.
- Arnaud also studies the connection between Protoplanetary and debris disk around stars.
- To study planet formation, Arnaud uses the ALMA telescope which is an interferometer observing in millimetre wavelength (same things as the microwaves in your kitchen!)
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Special thanks to Colin Vendromin for the music, also thanks to Zac Kenny for the logo!