Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 16:15, HPV G 4
University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Solar and Extra-Solar Giant Planets
The detection of giant extrasolar planets, together with measurements of the Solar-System’s gas giants, offer an opportunity to improve our understanding of giant planet formation, evolution, and internal structure. I will discuss the leading giant planet formation mechanisms, summarize our current knowledge of the interiors of Jupiter and Saturn, and present the expected data from space missions and their link to giant planet theory.