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Kimran Dhaliwal

I am currently a PhD student being supervised by Dr Farzana Meru in the Astronomy and Astrophysics research group.


My current research focuses on simulating the growth and evolution of planets in protoplanetary discs through the use of numerical code. I use high performance computers to also look at how different components of the protoplanetary disc evolve over time.

Some of my past work has involved critically studying the most popular planet formation theories in the community as well as looking at second and third generation discs due to mass transfer in late stage binary star systems.


For my publications in the Journal of Physics Special Topics please see Volume 17, No 1 (2018).

Departmental work and Outreach:

  • I currently assess the second year Undergraduate Astronomy laboratory sessions as well as general examinations across the University.

From 2017-2018 I was a Science Interpreter at the National Space Centre. My time consisted mostly of science communication, public engagement and blog writing, links to which are below.

I often give talks in schools as part of my continuing contribution to outreach.

Please feel free to contact me should you wish to know more about my research or experience in science communication.

Write to:

Kimran Dhaliwal,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

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