The Origin and Demographics of Long-Period Giant Planets
Brendan Bowler
The University of Texas at Austin



Direct imaging is a powerful method to probe the architectures, atmospheres, and formation of long-period giant planets. High-contrast imaging surveys have provided valuable insight into the frequency and demographics of this population over the past decade with progressively improved precision, offering clues about the efficiency with which planets form and migrate at wide orbital distances. I will review recent observational programs aimed at understanding the overall occurrence rates, circumplanetary disk properties, dynamical masses, and subtler statistical properties of directly imaged exoplanets. Together these multi-faceted approaches are beginning to clarify the dominant origin of these companions and their relationship with planets at smaller separations.