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I am studying theoretical astrophysics by learning lessons from both observations and numerical simulations. I am particularly interested in physical processes during star and planet formation.  

Star formation and Protoplanetary Disks


Stars form from the collapse of dense molecular cloud cores. Due to the angular momentum conservation, any slight initial perturbation of the core leads to a disk structure around the protostar. [Learn More]

Young Planets are born in these protoplanetary disks.

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During planet formation process, young planets interact with the protoplanetary disks and produce observable signatures such as spiral arms and gaps. This may provide us the first opportunity to find young planets in birth.

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