Young Stars & Planets Near the Sun in 2015: Five Takeaways and Five Predictions

Michael C. Liu
2015 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
I present a highly biased and skewed summary of IAU Symposium 314, "Young Stars and Planets Near the Sun," held in May 2015. This summary includes some takeaway thoughts about the rapidly evolving state of the field, as well as some crowd-sourced predictions for progress over the next ~10 years. We predict the elimination of 1–2 of the currently recognized young moving groups, the addition of 3 or more new moving groups within 100 pc, the continued lack of a predictive theory of stellar mass,
more » ... bust measurements of the gas and dust content of circumstellar disks, and an ongoing struggle to achieve a consensus definition for a planet.
doi:10.1017/s1743921315006274 fatcat:cleh2xxhajcbbm4lk5t7dnncmm