From Disks to Planets Through the Astrochemical Lens
Ilse Cleeves



During the first few Myr of a young, Sun-like star's life, it is encircled by a disk made up of molecular gas, dust, and ice. These materials form the building blocks for future planetary systems. Improvements in observational spatial resolution and sensitivity have allowed us to characterize the protoplanetary disk environment in great detail. Recent interferometric observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) have shed new light on disks' chemical composition and the time-evolving structure of their rocky/solid and gaseous components, which together feed young terrestrial and gas giant planets. I will discuss recent results regarding the multi-faceted impact of dust evolution, along with future avenues to detect individual young planets forming in situ.