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Unveiling Planet Formation by Observations and Simulations

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Project "UFOS" data sheet

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city: Munich
postcode: 80539

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 1˙618˙125 €
 EC max contribution 1˙618˙125 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-06-01   to  2023-05-31


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 Project objective

With each newly detected exoplanet system, the planet formation theory is constantly gaining weight in the astrophysical research. The planets origin is a mystery which can only be solved by understanding the protoplanetary disks evolution. Recent disk observations by the new class of interferometer telescopes are challenging the existing theory of planet formation. They reveal astonishing detailed structures of spirals and rings in the dust emission which have never been seen before. Those structures are often claimed to be caused by embedded planets, which is difficult to explain with current models. This growing discrepancy between observation and theory forces us to realize: a novel disk modeling is essential to move on. Separate gas or dust evolution models have reached their limit and the gap between those has to be closed. With the UFOS project, I propose an unique and ambitious approach to unite gas and dust evolution models for protoplanetary disks. For the first time, a single global model will mutually link self-consistently: a) the transport of gaseous disk material, b) the radiative transfer, c) magnetic fields and their dissipation and d) the transport and growth of the solid material in form of dust grains. The development, performing and post-analysis of the models will initiate a new age for the planet formation research. The project results will achieve 1) unprecedented self-consistent precision to answer the question if those novel observed structures are caused by embedded planets or by the gas dynamics itself; 2) to find the locations of dust concentration and growth to unveil the birth places of planets and 3) to close the gap and finally unify self-consistent models of the disk evolution with the new class of observations. Only such advanced models combined with multi-wavelength observations, can show us the process of planet formation, and so explain the origin of the various of planets and exoplanets in our solar neighborhood and beyond.


List of deliverables.
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Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of UFOS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Anibal Sierra, Susana Lizano, Enrique Macías, Carlos Carrasco-González, Mayra Osorio, Mario Flock
An Analytical Model of Radial Dust Trapping in Protoplanetary Disks
published pages: 7, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab1265
The Astrophysical Journal 876/1 2020-01-30
2019 M. Villenave, M. Benisty, W. R. F. Dent, F. Ménard, A. Garufi, C. Ginski, P. Pinilla, C. Pinte, J. P. Williams, J. de Boer, J.-I. Morino, M. Fukagawa, C. Dominik, M. Flock, T. Henning, A. Juhász, M. Keppler, G. Muro-Arena, J. Olofsson, L. M. Pérez, G. van der Plas, A. Zurlo, M. Carle, P. Feautrier, A. Pavlov, J. Pragt, J. Ramos, J.-F. Sauvage, E. Stadler, L. Weber
Spatial segregation of dust grains in transition disks
published pages: A7, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834800
Astronomy & Astrophysics 624 2020-01-30
2018 N. Scepi, G. Lesur, G. Dubus, M. Flock
Turbulent and wind-driven accretion in dwarf novae threaded by a large-scale magnetic field
published pages: A49, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833921
Astronomy & Astrophysics 620 2020-01-30
2019 Florian Kirchschlager, Gesa H-M Bertrang, Mario Flock
Intrinsic polarization of elongated porous dust grains
published pages: 1211-1219, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1763
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 488/1 2020-01-30
2019 Mario Flock, Neal J. Turner, Gijs D. Mulders, Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Richard P. Nelson, Bertram Bitsch
Planet formation and migration near the silicate sublimation front in protoplanetary disks
published pages: A147, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935806
Astronomy & Astrophysics 630 2020-01-30
2019 M. Keppler, R. Teague, J. Bae, M. Benisty, T. Henning, R. van Boekel, E. Chapillon, P. Pinilla, J. P. Williams, G. H.-M. Bertrang, S. Facchini, M. Flock, Ch. Ginski, A. Juhasz, H. Klahr, Y. Liu, A. Müller, L. M. Pérez, A. Pohl, G. Rosotti, M. Samland, D. Semenov
Highly structured disk around the planet host PDS 70 revealed by high-angular resolution observations with ALMA
published pages: A118, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935034
Astronomy & Astrophysics 625 2020-01-30
2019 A. Mignone, M. Flock, B. Vaidya
A Particle Module for the PLUTO Code. III. Dust
published pages: 38, ISSN: 1538-4365, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/ab4356
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 244/2 2020-01-30
2019 Dylan L Kloster, M Flock
Observable scattered light features from inclined and non-inclined planets embedded in protoplanetary discs
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1649
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2020-01-30
2019 S. Ertel, D. Kamath, M. Hillen, H. van Winckel, J. Okumura, R. Manick, H. M. J. Boffin, J. Milli, G. H.-M. Bertrang, L. Guzman-Ramirez, J. Horner, J. P. Marshall, P. Scicluna, A. Vaz, E. Villaver, R. Wesson, S. Xu
Resolved Imaging of the AR Puppis Circumbinary Disk
published pages: 110, ISSN: 1538-3881, DOI: 10.3847/1538-3881/aafe04
The Astronomical Journal 157/3 2020-01-30
2019 Takahiro Ueda, Mario Flock, Satoshi Okuzumi
Dust Pileup at the Dead-zone Inner Edge and Implications for the Disk Shadow
published pages: 10, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaf3a1
The Astrophysical Journal 871/1 2020-01-30
2018 Lucas A Cieza, Dary Ruíz-Rodríguez, Antonio Hales, Simon Casassus, Sebastian Pérez, Camilo Gonzalez-Ruilova, Hector Cánovas, Jonathan P Williams, Alice Zurlo, Megan Ansdell, Henning Avenhaus, Amelia Bayo, Gesa H-M Bertrang, Valentin Christiaens, William Dent, Gabriel Ferrero, Roberto Gamen, Johan Olofsson, Santiago Orcajo, Karla Peña Ramírez, David Principe, Matthias R Schreiber, Gerrit van
The Ophiuchus DIsc Survey Employing ALMA (ODISEA) – I: project description and continuum images at 28 au resolution
published pages: 698-714, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2653
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 482/1 2020-01-30
2019 Enrique Macías, Catherine C. Espaillat, Mayra Osorio, Guillem Anglada, José M. Torrelles, Carlos Carrasco-González, Mario Flock, Hendrik Linz, Gesa H.-M. Bertrang, Thomas Henning, José F. Gómez, Nuria Calvet, William R. F. Dent
Characterization of Ring Substructures in the Protoplanetary Disk of HD 169142 from Multiwavelength Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array Observations
published pages: 159, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab31a2
The Astrophysical Journal 881/2 2020-01-30

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