1 août 2018
The classical picture of protoplanetary discs forming smooth, continuous structures of gas and dust has been challenged by the growing number of spatially resolved observations. These observations indicate that radial discontinuities and large-scale asymmetries may be common features of the emission of protoplanetary discs, and they are often interpreted as signatures of the presence of (hidden) planets. They stress the need to better understand how disc-planets interactions generally, and planetary migration more specifically, impact the dust’s thermal emission in protoplanetary discs. In this talk, I will report our recent and ongoing efforts in predicting the dust’s radio emission in protoplanetary discs due to the presence and migration of massive gap-opening planets, via two-fluid (gas+dust) hydrodynamical simulations post-processed with radiative transfer calculations. I will show how these predictions apply to the discs around AB Aurigae and MWC 758.