Planet Formation

The Planet Formation group studies the origin and evolution of planetary systems, as well as related problems in star formation, protoplanetary disks, exoplanets and our Solar System.

The formation of planetary systems from gas and dust in protoplanetary disks involves an extraordinary range of scales and requires an understanding of physical processes that are inherently hard to observe astronomically or model under laboratory conditions. The group uses magnetohydrodynamic, multi-fluid and radiation hydrodynamic simulations to tackle these problems, together with analytic methods and machine learning approaches. This group is interested in finding new ways to constrain planet formation from observations of protoplanetary disks, studies of the exoplanet population, and detailed characterization of both exoplanets and Solar System bodies.

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