Institution(s): 1. Rice University
The unprecedented imaging capabilities offered by the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA) are transforming our understanding of planet formation. During my talk, I will review the most recent millimeter-wave observations of nearby young circumstellar disks that probe the spatial distribution and the physical properties of the circumstellar dust and gas, and reveal planetary systems in the act of forming. I will discuss these observations in the framework of star formation and disk evolution models, as well as of the demographics of the know exoplanetary systems and current planet formation scenarios.