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Amena Faruqi

I am an PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Dr Farzana Meru. My research interests lie primarily in the use of computational methods and simulations for studying the dynamics and evolution of discs and planetary systems over astronomical timescales, including planet formation and planet-disc interactions. I am currently using FARGO3D to study the dust growth due to gaps in protoplanetary discs.


I graduated with a BSc in Physics from Imperial College London in 2019 and spent two years working as a software developer before returning to research to do my MSc by Research at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Dr Grant Kennedy and Dr Rebecca Nealon. This involved using Phantom SPH code to create synthetic observations of the HD98800 quadruple star system. The goal was to study potential properties of the circumbinary disc to compare to observational data when the disc occults one of the binaries in 2026.

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Amena Faruqi,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

Contact details:

Email: amena.faruqi[at]
Office: A1.24 Millburn House