We are looking for students (graduate or undergraduate) and research assistants (B.S. or M.S.) to join our research group of protoplanetary disks and planet formation at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA).
Thousands of exoplanets have been discovered. These exoplanetary systems have diverse properties. It remains unclear as to how and when planets form. Protoplanetary disks around young stars are believed to be nurseries of planets. In order to understand the planet formation process and the origins of the diverse properties of exoplanetary systems, it is essential to study the dynamics as well as physical and chemical conditions in protoplanetary disks with observations and numerical simulations, and to observationally search for young planets embedded in protoplanetary disks.
Our research group aims to reconstruct 3D structures of a sample of protoplanetary disks, including spatial distributions of different molecules and temperature profiles, and to search for perturbation in gas kinematics by possible young planets in disks, using data obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). We will compare the observed disk structures and gas kinematics with theoretical models.
Contact:Dr. Hsi-Wei Yen
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聯絡人：Dr. Hsi-Wei Yen