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Dust and gas in planet forming discs

Objective

Planet formation is a widespread by-product of the process of star formation itself and occurs within relatively thin and dense protostellar discs made of gas and dust that orbit the newborn star. Such discs can now be probed with unprecedented detail thanks to high resolution telescopes and instruments, such as the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) at sub-millimeter wavelegths or the SPHERE instrument at the Very large telescope (VLT) in the near infrared, which are both capable of probing nearby star formation regions with a spatial resolution of a few astronomical units.
The overall aim of this project is to to strengthen the collaboration of groups located in Europe, USA, Chile and Australia - many of them already collaborating actively - in order to (1) develop and use suitable numerical algorithms and techniques to address key unsolved issues related to the interaction of newborn planets with the gas and dust environment in which they are born and (2) to compare such models with the most advanced observations of protostellar discs, obtained with high resolution telescopes in the IR and sub-mm.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/celestial mechanics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/planets

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 174 800

Participants (4)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 105 800
Address
Parvis Rene Descartes 15
69342 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 400
Address
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY - ESO EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 000
Address
Karl-schwarzschild-strasse 2
85748 Garching
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 400
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (5)

MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 340
8331150 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 1058
10 Santiago
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
United States
Address
660 S Mill Avenue Centerpoint 312
85281 Tempe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
United States
Address
Dole Street 2530 Sakamaki D200 1680
96822 Honolulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments