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Minjae Kim

I am a Research Fellow in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick working with Prof. Grant Kennedy. I completed my PhD at the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Kiel University with Prof. Sebastian Wolf, and MSc at the Center for Astronomy, Heidelberg University with Prof. Andreas Quirrenbach and Dr. José A. Caballero.

My current researches focus on looking at traces in the dust that stemmed from debris discs around stars to understand details about the formation and evolution of planetary systems. I am currently analysing all relevant archival Herschel/Spitzer data to extract photometry and derive various parameters of debris discs. I am also particularly interested in the application of the radiative transfer simulation on the circumstellar discs around main-sequence stars.

Furthermore, I am the ESA project lead working on the dust of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko collected by Rosetta/MIDAS ("Primitiveness of cometary dust collected by MIDAS on-board Rosetta", Contract No. 4000129476) working with Dr. Thurid Mannel, in particular concerning the morphology at the micro- to nanometre scale to understand comets and dust growth in the early Solar System.

For a complete list of my publications and research interests, please visit my ADS Public Library.

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Minjae G. Kim,
Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL

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