I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Dr. Farzana Meru.
I am interested in the evolution of a particular class of protoplanetary discs; self-gravitating discs which are young, massive and turbulent. My interests are driven by the following topics:
- Planet migration in self-gravitating discs.
- Impact of planet-disc interactions on the structure of self-gravitating discs.
- The dust dynamics in self-gravitating discs.
- Warped gravitationally unstable protoplanetary discs
- Connecting simulations with observed disc features.
To answer these questions I use 3D SPH simulations to explore the evolution of self-gravitating protoplanetary discs. Click any of the following links for more information:
Rowther, S., Nealon, R., and Meru, F., "Warping Away Gravitational Instabilities in Protoplanetary DiscsLink opens in a new window", 2022, ApJ, 925, 163
Rowther, S., Meru, F., Kennedy, G., et al. 2020, "Hiding Signatures of Gravitational Instability in Protoplanetary Discs with PlanetsLink opens in a new window", ApJL, 904, L18
Rowther, S., & Meru, F. 2020, "Planet Migration in Self-Gravitating Discs: Survival of PlanetsLink opens in a new window", MNRAS, 496, 1598