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October 21st, 2016: Debris Disks and Distant Perturbers: The Transient State of the HD 106906 Disk

Posted on Sep 5, 2016 in Seminars

Erica Nesvold (Carnegie Institute of Washington)

The HD 106906 system harbors an asymmetric disk and a very distant (>650 au) planetary-mass companion. We use collisional and dynamical simulations to investigate the interactions between the disk and the companion, and to use the disk’s observed morphology to place constraint’s on the companion’s orbit.