The Formation and Evolution of Planets in Protoplanetary Disks

WS 2018/2019


Time & Dates

Wednesday 12:15 - 14:00 in the USM lecture hall. Weekly between 24.10.2018 and 06.02.2019

There will be no lectures or exercises on:

  • 17.10.2018
  • 26.12.2018 (christmas break)
  • 02.01.2019 (christmas break)

Sign-up for lecture

Sign-up for lecture is optional but recommended. The collected data is used for grading and creation of lecture certificates. Lecture-related updates or announcements will be sent to signed-up participants, but also noted on the website. To sign up, either use the Google form below or provide the information to the lecturer in person.

Google Form Sign-up



  • First Lecture: The first lecture will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from 12:15 - 14:00 pm in the lecture hall of the USM.


Topics covered in the lecture will include:

  • Overview: Disks & Exoplanets
  • Our Solar System
  • Disk Formation and Disk Structure
  • Disk Evolution - Viscous Theory, Disk Winds, and Dissipation
  • Dust in Protoplanetary Disks
  • Planetesimal Formation
  • Terrestrial Planet Formation
  • Formation of Giant Planets
  • Planet Migration
  • Evolution of Planetary Systems
  • Observations of Protoplanetary Disks

Lecture slides will be posted shortly after the lecture.

Lecture Slides

Date Lecture
24.10. Disks & Exoplanets - An Overview
31.10. Properties of the (extra-)solar system(s)
07.11. Disk Formation Part I
14.11. Disk Formation Part II & Disk Structure
06.02. Exam


Exercises are taking place Wednesdays at 14:00-16:00 at the seminar room of the University Observatory.

The exercise sheets will be posted here for download after the lectures.

Tutorial Due date Exercise Sheet
#1 31.10.2018 Download
#2 07.11.2018 Download
#3 14.11.2018 Download
#4 21.11.2018 Download