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Building planetary systems: linking architectures with formation

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postcode: LE1 7RH

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙945˙720 €
 EC max contribution 1˙945˙720 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-06-01   to  2021-05-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER UK (LEICESTER) coordinator 1˙945˙720.00


 Project objective

The last few years have seen an explosion in our knowledge of extra-solar planetary systems. However, most exoplanetary systems look nothing like our own: we see “hot Jupiters” which take just days to orbit their parent stars, planets which meander across entire solar systems on highly eccentric orbits, and even planets orbiting twin, binary suns. These planets formed in relatively homogenous discs of cold dust and gas around young, newly-formed stars, but we do not yet understand how this extraordinarily diverse range of planetary architectures was assembled. BuildingPlanS will establish how the observed architectures of exoplanets link to the physics of their formation. My team will build comprehensive models of the assembly of planetary systems, in order to: 1) understand how systems of giant planets are built. 2) understand the assembly of compact, tightly-packed planetary systems. 3) determine where and when planets form around binary stars.

By focusing on the three main types of known planetary systems we will determine how key physical processes operate in a wide variety of different environments, and build up a detailed understanding of how planetary systems form and evolve. Recently I have played a key role in developing a robust theory of how young, gas-rich protoplanetary discs evolve; this project will establish how these new ideas shape the formation and evolution of planetary systems. My team will consider how forming and newly-formed planets interact with their parent discs, in order to understand the architectures of young planetary systems. We will then follow how these young systems evolve to maturity over billions of years, and test our results against both new observations of planet-forming discs and our ever-growing census of exoplanetary systems. The overall aim of BuildingPlanS is to link exoplanet architectures with their formation and establish a global picture of how planetary systems are built.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Rebecca Nealon, Christophe Pinte, Richard Alexander, Daniel Mentiplay, Giovanni Dipierro
Scattered light shadows in warped protoplanetary discs
published pages: 4951-4962, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz346
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 484/4 2019-09-02
2019 Rebecca G. Martin, Stephen H. Lubow, J. E. Pringle, Alessia Franchini, Zhaohuan Zhu, Stephen Lepp, Rebecca Nealon, C. J. Nixon, David Vallet
Generalized Warped Disk Equations
published pages: 5, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab0bb7
The Astrophysical Journal 875/1 2019-09-02
2019 Cassandra Hall, Ruobing Dong, Ken Rice, Tim J. Harries, Joan Najita, Richard Alexander, Sean Brittain
The Temporal Requirements of Directly Observing Self-gravitating Spiral Waves in Protoplanetary Disks with ALMA
published pages: 228, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aafac2
The Astrophysical Journal 871/2 2019-09-02
2019 Giuseppe Lodato, Giovanni Dipierro, Enrico Ragusa, Feng Long, Gregory J Herczeg, Ilaria Pascucci, Paola Pinilla, Carlo F Manara, Marco Tazzari, Yao Liu, Gijs D Mulders, Daniel Harsono, Yann Boehler, François Ménard, Doug Johnstone, Colette Salyk, Gerrit van der Plas, Sylvie Cabrit, Suzan Edwards, William J Fischer, Nathan Hendler, Brunella Nisini, Elisabetta Rigliaco, Henning Avenhaus, Andrea
The newborn planet population emerging from ring-like structures in discs
published pages: 453-461, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz913
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486/1 2019-09-02
2019 M Giulia Ubeira Gabellini, Anna Miotello, Stefano Facchini, Enrico Ragusa, Giuseppe Lodato, Leonardo Testi, Myriam Benisty, Simon Bruderer, Nicolás T. Kurtovic, Sean Andrews, John Carpenter, Stuartt A Corder, Giovanni Dipierro, Barbara Ercolano, Davide Fedele, Greta Guidi, Thomas Henning, Andrea Isella, Woojin Kwon, Hendrik Linz, Melissa McClure, Laura Perez, Luca Ricci, Giovanni Rosotti, Marco
A dust and gas cavity in the disc around CQ Tau revealed by ALMA
published pages: 4638-4654, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1138
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486/4 2019-09-02
2019 Yao Liu, Giovanni Dipierro, Enrico Ragusa, Giuseppe Lodato, Gregory J. Herczeg, Feng Long, Daniel Harsono, Yann Boehler, Francois Menard, Doug Johnstone, Ilaria Pascucci, Paola Pinilla, Colette Salyk, Gerrit van der Plas, Sylvie Cabrit, William J. Fischer, Nathan Hendler, Carlo F. Manara, Brunella Nisini, Elisabetta Rigliaco, Henning Avenhaus, Andrea Banzatti, Michael Gully-Santiago
Ring structure in the MWC 480 disk revealed by ALMA
published pages: A75, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834157
Astronomy & Astrophysics 622 2019-09-02
2018 Giovanni Dipierro, Guillaume Laibe, Richard Alexander, Mark Hutchison
Gas and multispecies dust dynamics in viscous protoplanetary discs: the importance of the dust back-reaction
published pages: 4187-4206, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1701
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 479/3 2019-07-26
2017 Giovanni Dipierro, Guillaume Laibe
An opening criterion for dust gaps in protoplanetary discs
published pages: 1932-1948, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx977
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 469/2 2019-07-26
2018 Cassandra Hall, Ken Rice, Giovanni Dipierro, Duncan Forgan, Tim Harries, Richard Alexander
Is the spiral morphology of the Elias 2-27 circumstellar disc due to gravitational instability?
published pages: 1004-1014, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty550
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 477/1 2019-07-26
2017 Lee Hartmann, Fred Ciesla, Oliver Gressel, Richard Alexander
Disk Evolution and the Fate of Water
published pages: 813-834, ISSN: 0038-6308, DOI: 10.1007/s11214-017-0406-0
Space Science Reviews 212/1-2 2019-07-26
2017 Cassandra Hall, Duncan Forgan, Ken Rice
Identifying and analysing protostellar disc fragments in smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations
published pages: 2517-2538, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1244
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 470/3 2019-07-26
2017 J. D. Ilee, D. H. Forgan, M. G. Evans, C. Hall, R. Booth, C. J. Clarke, W. K. M. Rice, A. C. Boley, P. Caselli, T. W. Hartquist, J. M. C. Rawlings
The chemistry of protoplanetary fragments formed via gravitational instabilities
published pages: 189-204, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1966
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 472/1 2019-07-26
2018 G Ballabio, G Dipierro, B Veronesi, G Lodato, M Hutchison, G Laibe, D J Price
Enforcing dust mass conservation in 3D simulations of tightly coupled grains with the Phantom SPH code
published pages: 2766-2771, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty642
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 477/2 2019-07-26
2017 T O Hands, R D Alexander
Breaking mean-motion resonances during Type I planet migration
published pages: 3998-4009, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2711
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 474/3 2019-07-26
2017 Rebecca Nealon, Daniel J. Price, Clément Bonnerot, Giuseppe Lodato
On the Papaloizou–Pringle instability in tidal disruption events
published pages: 1737-1745, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2871
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 474/2 2019-07-26
2017 D H Forgan, C Hall, F Meru, W K M Rice
Towards a population synthesis model of self-gravitating disc fragmentation and tidal downsizing II: the effect of fragment–fragment interactions
published pages: 5036-5048, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2870
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 474/4 2019-07-26
2018 G Dipierro, L Ricci, L Pérez, G Lodato, R D Alexander, G Laibe, S Andrews, J M Carpenter, C J Chandler, J A Greaves, C Hall, T Henning, W Kwon, H Linz, L Mundy, A Sargent, M Tazzari, L Testi, D Wilner
Rings and gaps in the disc around Elias 24 revealed by ALMA
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty181
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-07-26
2017 Daniel Bayliss, Edward Gillen, Philipp Eigmüller, James McCormac, Richard D. Alexander, David J. Armstrong, Rachel S. Booth, François Bouchy, Matthew R. Burleigh, Juan Cabrera, Sarah L. Casewell, Alexander Chaushev, Bruno Chazelas, Szilard Csizmadia, Anders Erikson, Francesca Faedi, Emma Foxell, Boris T. Gänsicke, Michael R. Goad, Andrew Grange, Maximilian N. Günther, Simon T. Hodgkin, James Jackman, James S. Jenkins, Gregory Lambert, Tom Louden, Lionel Metrailler, Maximiliano Moyano, Don Pollacco, Katja Poppenhaeger, Didier Queloz, Roberto Raddi, Heike Rauer, Liam Raynard, Alexis M. S. Smith, Maritza Soto, Andrew P. G. Thompson, Ruth Titz-Weider, Stéphane Udry, Simon. R. Walker, Christopher A. Watson, Richard G. West, Peter J. Wheatley
NGTS-1b: A hot Jupiter transiting an M-dwarf
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2778
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-07-26
2018 Feng Long, Paola Pinilla, Gregory J. Herczeg, Daniel Harsono, Giovanni Dipierro, Ilaria Pascucci, Nathan Hendler, Marco Tazzari, Enrico Ragusa, Colette Salyk, Suzan Edwards, Giuseppe Lodato, Gerrit van de Plas, Doug Johnstone, Yao Liu, Yann Boehler, Sylvie Cabrit, Carlo F. Manara, Francois Menard, Gijs D. Mulders, Brunella Nisini, William J. Fischer, Elisabetta Rigliaco, Andrea Banzatti, Henning Avenhaus, Michael Gully-Santiago
Gaps and Rings in an ALMA Survey of Disks in the Taurus Star-forming Region
published pages: 17, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aae8e1
The Astrophysical Journal 869/1 2019-07-26
2018 Rebecca Nealon, Giovanni Dipierro, Richard Alexander, Rebecca G Martin, Chris Nixon
Warping a protoplanetary disc with a planet on an inclined orbit
published pages: 20-35, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2267
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 481/1 2019-07-26
2018 Liam Raynard, Michael R Goad, Edward Gillen, Louise D Nielsen, Christopher A Watson, Andrew P G Thompson, James McCormac, Daniel Bayliss, Maritza Soto, Szilard Csizmadia, Alexander Chaushev, Matthew R Burleigh, Richard Alexander, David J Armstrong, François Bouchy, Joshua T Briegal, Juan Cabrera, Sarah L Casewell, Bruno Chazelas, Benjamin F Cooke, Philipp Eigmüller, Anders Erikson, Boris T Gänsicke, Andrew Grange, Maximilian N Günther, Simon T Hodgkin, Matthew J Hooton, James S Jenkins, Gregory Lambert, Tom Louden, Lionel Metrailler, Maximiliano Moyano, Don Pollacco, Katja Poppenhaeger, Didier Queloz, Roberto Raddi, Heike Rauer, Andrew M Read, Barry Smalley, Alexis M S Smith, Oliver Turner, Stéphane Udry, Simon R Walker, Richard G West, Peter J Wheatley
NGTS-2b: an inflated hot-Jupiter transiting a bright F-dwarf
published pages: 4960-4970, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2581
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 481/4 2019-07-26
2018 Daniel J. Price, James Wurster, Terrence S. Tricco, Chris Nixon, Stéven Toupin, Alex Pettitt, Conrad Chan, Daniel Mentiplay, Guillaume Laibe, Simon Glover, Clare Dobbs, Rebecca Nealon, David Liptai, Hauke Worpel, Clément Bonnerot, Giovanni Dipierro, Giulia Ballabio, Enrico Ragusa, Christoph Federrath, Roberto Iaconi, Thomas Reichardt, Duncan Forgan, Mark Hutchison, Thomas Constantino, Ben Ayliffe, Kieran Hirsh, Giuseppe Lodato
Phantom : A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics Code for Astrophysics
published pages: , ISSN: 1448-6083, DOI: 10.1017/pasa.2018.25
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 35 2019-07-26
2018 David Quénard, John D. Ilee, Izaskun Jiménez-Serra, Duncan H. Forgan, Cassandra Hall, Ken Rice
The Fate of Formamide in a Fragmenting Protoplanetary Disk
published pages: 9, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aae4dd
The Astrophysical Journal 868/1 2019-07-26
2018 Nicolás Cuello, Giovanni Dipierro, Daniel Mentiplay, Daniel J Price, Christophe Pinte, Jorge Cuadra, Guillaume Laibe, François Ménard, Pedro P Poblete, Matías Montesinos
Flybys in protoplanetary discs: I. Gas and dust dynamics
published pages: 4114-4139, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3325
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 483/3 2019-07-26

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