Planets in Binary Systems
Kaitlin Kratter



In this talk, I will discuss the formation and architecture of binary star systems that host planetary systems. I will focus on circumbinary planets around main-sequence stars. I will explain why young, tight binaries pose a conundrum for theories of star formation, and why their planets may provide strong constraints on their formation. Finally, I will review the dynamics of our own often overlooked circumbinary planetary system and connect it to recent exoplanet discoveries.