Planet formation imager

Project update

John D. Monnier, Michael Ireland, Stefan Kraus, Almudena Alonso-Herrero, Amy Bonsor, Fabien Baron, Amelia Bayo, Jean Philippe Berger, Tabetha Boyajian, Andrea Chiavassa, David Ciardi, Michelle Creech-Eakman, Willem Jan De Wit, Denis Defrère, Ruobing Dong, Gaspard Duchêne, Catherine Espaillat, Alexandre Gallenne, Poshak Gandhi, Jean Francois Gonzalez & 59 others Chris Haniff, Sebastian Hoenig, John Ilee, Andrea Isella, Eric Jensen, Attila Juhasz, Stephen Kane, Makoto Kishimoto, Wilhelm Kley, Quentin Kral, Kaitlin Kratter, Lucas Labadie, Sylvestre Lacour, Greg Laughlin, Jean Baptiste Le Bouquin, Ernest Michael, Farzana Meru, Rafael Millan-Gabet, Florentin Millour, Stefano Minardi, Alessandro Morbidelli, Chris Mordasini, Andreas Morlok, Dave Mozurkewich, Richard Nelson, Johan Olofsson, Rene Oudmaijer, Chris Packham, Claudia Paladini, Olja Panic, Romain Petrov, Benjamin Pope, Joerg Uwe Pott, Luis Henry Quiroga-Nunez, Cristina Ramos Almeida, Sean N. Raymond, Zsolt Regaly, Mark Reynolds, Stephen Ridgway, Stephen Rinehart, Matthias Schreiber, Michael Smith, Keivan Stassun, Jean Surdej, Theo Ten Brummelaar, Konrad Tristram, Neal Turner, Peter Tuthill, Gerard Van Belle, Gautum Vasisht, Alexander Wallace, Gerd Weigelt, Edward Wishnow, Markus Wittkowski, Sebastian Wolf, John Young, Ming Zhao, Zhaohuan Zhu, Sebastian Zúñiga-Fernández

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Abstract

The Planet Formation Imager (PFI) is a near- and mid-infrared interferometer project with the driving science goal of imaging directly the key stages of planet formation, including the young proto-planets themselves. Here, we will present an update on the work of the Science Working Group (SWG), including new simulations of dust structures during the assembly phase of planet formation and quantitative detection efficiencies for accreting and non-accreting young exoplanets as a function of mass and age. We use these results to motivate two reference PFI designs consisting of a) twelve 3m telescopes with a maximum baseline of 1.2km focused on young exoplanet imaging and b) twelve 8m telescopes optimized for a wider range of young exoplanets and protoplanetary disk imaging out to the 150K H2O ice line. Armed with 4 x 8m telescopes, the ESO/VLTI can already detect young exoplanets in principle and projects such as MATISSE, Hi-5 and Heimdallr are important PFI pathfinders to make this possible. We also discuss the state of technology development needed to make PFI more affordable, including progress towards new designs for inexpensive, small field-of-view, large aperture telescopes and prospects for Cubesat-based space interferometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI
EditorsPeter G. Tuthill, Michelle J. Creech-Eakman, Antoine Merand
PublisherSPIE
Volume10701
ISBN (Print)9781510619555
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event2018 Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 11 2018Jun 15 2018

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Other2018 Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period6/11/186/15/18

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Imager
Image sensors
planets
Exoplanets
Update
extrasolar planets
Telescope
Telescopes
telescopes
Imaging
Imaging techniques
infrared interferometers
Mid-infrared
Interferometry
protoplanetary disks
Field of View
Interferometer
Ice
European Southern Observatory

Keywords

  • Infrared interferometry
  • PFI
  • Planet formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Monnier, J. D., Ireland, M., Kraus, S., Alonso-Herrero, A., Bonsor, A., Baron, F., ... Zúñiga-Fernández, S. (2018). Planet formation imager: Project update. In P. G. Tuthill, M. J. Creech-Eakman, & A. Merand (Eds.), Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI (Vol. 10701). [1070118] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312683

Planet formation imager : Project update. / Monnier, John D.; Ireland, Michael; Kraus, Stefan; Alonso-Herrero, Almudena; Bonsor, Amy; Baron, Fabien; Bayo, Amelia; Berger, Jean Philippe; Boyajian, Tabetha; Chiavassa, Andrea; Ciardi, David; Creech-Eakman, Michelle; De Wit, Willem Jan; Defrère, Denis; Dong, Ruobing; Duchêne, Gaspard; Espaillat, Catherine; Gallenne, Alexandre; Gandhi, Poshak; Gonzalez, Jean Francois; Haniff, Chris; Hoenig, Sebastian; Ilee, John; Isella, Andrea; Jensen, Eric; Juhasz, Attila; Kane, Stephen; Kishimoto, Makoto; Kley, Wilhelm; Kral, Quentin; Kratter, Kaitlin; Labadie, Lucas; Lacour, Sylvestre; Laughlin, Greg; Le Bouquin, Jean Baptiste; Michael, Ernest; Meru, Farzana; Millan-Gabet, Rafael; Millour, Florentin; Minardi, Stefano; Morbidelli, Alessandro; Mordasini, Chris; Morlok, Andreas; Mozurkewich, Dave; Nelson, Richard; Olofsson, Johan; Oudmaijer, Rene; Packham, Chris; Paladini, Claudia; Panic, Olja; Petrov, Romain; Pope, Benjamin; Pott, Joerg Uwe; Quiroga-Nunez, Luis Henry; Ramos Almeida, Cristina; Raymond, Sean N.; Regaly, Zsolt; Reynolds, Mark; Ridgway, Stephen; Rinehart, Stephen; Schreiber, Matthias; Smith, Michael; Stassun, Keivan; Surdej, Jean; Ten Brummelaar, Theo; Tristram, Konrad; Turner, Neal; Tuthill, Peter; Van Belle, Gerard; Vasisht, Gautum; Wallace, Alexander; Weigelt, Gerd; Wishnow, Edward; Wittkowski, Markus; Wolf, Sebastian; Young, John; Zhao, Ming; Zhu, Zhaohuan; Zúñiga-Fernández, Sebastian.

Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI. ed. / Peter G. Tuthill; Michelle J. Creech-Eakman; Antoine Merand. Vol. 10701 SPIE, 2018. 1070118.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Monnier, JD, Ireland, M, Kraus, S, Alonso-Herrero, A, Bonsor, A, Baron, F, Bayo, A, Berger, JP, Boyajian, T, Chiavassa, A, Ciardi, D, Creech-Eakman, M, De Wit, WJ, Defrère, D, Dong, R, Duchêne, G, Espaillat, C, Gallenne, A, Gandhi, P, Gonzalez, JF, Haniff, C, Hoenig, S, Ilee, J, Isella, A, Jensen, E, Juhasz, A, Kane, S, Kishimoto, M, Kley, W, Kral, Q, Kratter, K, Labadie, L, Lacour, S, Laughlin, G, Le Bouquin, JB, Michael, E, Meru, F, Millan-Gabet, R, Millour, F, Minardi, S, Morbidelli, A, Mordasini, C, Morlok, A, Mozurkewich, D, Nelson, R, Olofsson, J, Oudmaijer, R, Packham, C, Paladini, C, Panic, O, Petrov, R, Pope, B, Pott, JU, Quiroga-Nunez, LH, Ramos Almeida, C, Raymond, SN, Regaly, Z, Reynolds, M, Ridgway, S, Rinehart, S, Schreiber, M, Smith, M, Stassun, K, Surdej, J, Ten Brummelaar, T, Tristram, K, Turner, N, Tuthill, P, Van Belle, G, Vasisht, G, Wallace, A, Weigelt, G, Wishnow, E, Wittkowski, M, Wolf, S, Young, J, Zhao, M, Zhu, Z & Zúñiga-Fernández, S 2018, Planet formation imager: Project update. in PG Tuthill, MJ Creech-Eakman & A Merand (eds), Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI. vol. 10701, 1070118, SPIE, 2018 Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI, Austin, United States, 6/11/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312683
Monnier JD, Ireland M, Kraus S, Alonso-Herrero A, Bonsor A, Baron F et al. Planet formation imager: Project update. In Tuthill PG, Creech-Eakman MJ, Merand A, editors, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI. Vol. 10701. SPIE. 2018. 1070118 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312683
Monnier, John D. ; Ireland, Michael ; Kraus, Stefan ; Alonso-Herrero, Almudena ; Bonsor, Amy ; Baron, Fabien ; Bayo, Amelia ; Berger, Jean Philippe ; Boyajian, Tabetha ; Chiavassa, Andrea ; Ciardi, David ; Creech-Eakman, Michelle ; De Wit, Willem Jan ; Defrère, Denis ; Dong, Ruobing ; Duchêne, Gaspard ; Espaillat, Catherine ; Gallenne, Alexandre ; Gandhi, Poshak ; Gonzalez, Jean Francois ; Haniff, Chris ; Hoenig, Sebastian ; Ilee, John ; Isella, Andrea ; Jensen, Eric ; Juhasz, Attila ; Kane, Stephen ; Kishimoto, Makoto ; Kley, Wilhelm ; Kral, Quentin ; Kratter, Kaitlin ; Labadie, Lucas ; Lacour, Sylvestre ; Laughlin, Greg ; Le Bouquin, Jean Baptiste ; Michael, Ernest ; Meru, Farzana ; Millan-Gabet, Rafael ; Millour, Florentin ; Minardi, Stefano ; Morbidelli, Alessandro ; Mordasini, Chris ; Morlok, Andreas ; Mozurkewich, Dave ; Nelson, Richard ; Olofsson, Johan ; Oudmaijer, Rene ; Packham, Chris ; Paladini, Claudia ; Panic, Olja ; Petrov, Romain ; Pope, Benjamin ; Pott, Joerg Uwe ; Quiroga-Nunez, Luis Henry ; Ramos Almeida, Cristina ; Raymond, Sean N. ; Regaly, Zsolt ; Reynolds, Mark ; Ridgway, Stephen ; Rinehart, Stephen ; Schreiber, Matthias ; Smith, Michael ; Stassun, Keivan ; Surdej, Jean ; Ten Brummelaar, Theo ; Tristram, Konrad ; Turner, Neal ; Tuthill, Peter ; Van Belle, Gerard ; Vasisht, Gautum ; Wallace, Alexander ; Weigelt, Gerd ; Wishnow, Edward ; Wittkowski, Markus ; Wolf, Sebastian ; Young, John ; Zhao, Ming ; Zhu, Zhaohuan ; Zúñiga-Fernández, Sebastian. / Planet formation imager : Project update. Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI. editor / Peter G. Tuthill ; Michelle J. Creech-Eakman ; Antoine Merand. Vol. 10701 SPIE, 2018.
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