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Thursday, 2 February, 2017 - 10:30

I will present an outline of the major steps in the formation of the Solar System and its evolution towards the current structure. First, the generation of a global dichotomy, with multiple small (~Mars-mass) planetary embryos in the inner part and multi-­Earth-­mass giant planet cores in the outer part. Second, the onset of a dynamical barrier against the drift of icy particles into the inner system, due to the formation of proto-­Jupiter, which allowed the inner solar system to remain ice-­depleted despite the disk cooled during its evolution.

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