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Catriona McDonald

I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick. My supervisor is Dimitri Veras and I work on computational and theoretical post-main-sequence planetary system science.


My current research looks at the fate of exo-asteroids on extremely eccentric orbits around white dwarf stars.

Other research interests
  • Dynamics of planetary systems
  • Habitability
Teaching and Outreach

I am currently acting as a demonstrator for first year undergraduate physics laboratory sessions.

I was heavily involved with outreach activities during my undergraduate studies and enjoy interacting with members of the general public of all ages.

Write to:

Catriona McDonald,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

Contact details:

E-Mail: Catriona.McDonald (at)