SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Planet formation around young stars
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/3-314

Type:

SNAC Medium

Principal Investigator:

Anders Johansen

Affiliation:

Lunds universitet

Start Date:

2018-07-02

End Date:

2019-08-01

Primary Classification:

10305: Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Allocation

Abstract

Today astronomers know of several thousand exoplanets that orbit around other stars. At Lund Observatory we do research into the formation and evolution of exoplanetary systems. We study dynamics of dust grains and the formation of planetesimals in hydrodynamical simulations (using the Pencil Code). We also study the migration of planets and the accretion of gas onto planetary cores using the FARGOCA hydrodynamical code, with radiation hydrodynamics. We also simulate the evolution of planetary systems using the N-body code MERCURY. Finally, we are developing a new planet formation code called PLANETESYS, supported by an ERC Consolidator Grant, that will be tested and used at Aurora also. Another part of this project will be a continuation of our earlier SNIC medium allocation that has supported a wide range of topics in theoretical astrophysics research at Lund Observatory, including exoplanets, black holes in active galactic nuclei, compact binaries, and gamma-ray bursts.