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Amena Faruqi

I am an MSc student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Grant Kennedy and Bec Nealon. 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.

Background & Research Interests

While studying at Imperial College London, I was involved in a few projects in the Astrophysics research group at Blackett laboratory. During this time, I wrote code to generate a three-dimensional map of all known objects in the universe and worked on the computational implementation of statistical methods to try to identify markers of spots and faculae in the light curves of Kepler stars.

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.

My current work involves using Phantom SPH code to simulate the HD98800 quadruple star system. The goal is to study potential properties of the circumbinary disc to compare to observational data when the disc transits one of the binaries in 2026.

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

Contact details:

E-Mail: amena.faruqi[at]