I am a PhD student in the Astronomy and Astrophysics group at the University of Warwick under the supervision of Dr. Farzana Meru. My research interests, in general, involves the study of giant planets in young self-gravitating discs using SPH simulations.
Presently, I work on implementing a more realistic cooling description to mimic a more realistic self-gravitating disc. This is to determine whether the results of past studies where the planets could not stop their rapid inward migration was due to using a simplified cooling model.
A short glimpse into my work can be seen in the video below, where I show that with more realistic thermodynamics, giant planets can stop their rapid inward migration.