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Planetary dynamics in a gaseous disk

Grant number: 19/16376-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2019
Effective date (End): January 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Positional Astronomy and Celestial Mechanics
Principal researcher:André Izidoro Ferreira da Costa
Grantee:Giovanna Maria de Souza
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEG). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Guaratinguetá. Guaratinguetá , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/12686-2 - Planetary formation and dynamics: from the Solar System to exoplanets, AP.JP


Planet formation starts in a gaseous disk rotating around the young star called protoplanetary disk. Hydrodynamical simulations are commonly used to study the early stages of planet formation, as the dynamics of planets growing in gaseous disks. Planets gravitationally interact with the gas disk and migrate, typically inwards. In this research plan we will use hydrodynamical and/or N-body numerical simulations to simulate the formation of planetary systems with gas giants or super-Earths.

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