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Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

People specializing in this area

Academic/PI

Prof Cathie Clarke

 

Accretion discs

    • self-gravitating accretion discs

Protoplanetary discs

    • dust/gas two-fluid simulations

Stellar winds and outflows

    • radiation hydrodynamical modelling of thermally-driven disc winds

Dr Henrik Latter

 

Accretion discs

    • structure, evolution, and turbulent dynamics; non-ideal MHD

Prof Gordon Ogilvie

 

Accretion discs

    • warped and eccentric discs; waves in discs; magnetic fields in discs

Planet-disc interactions

    • mean-motion resonances; secular interactions; inclination and eccentricity

Protoplanetary discs

    • warped and eccentric discs; waves in discs; magnetic fields in discs

Dr Debora Sijacki

 

Accretion

    • accretion flows onto black holes

Stellar winds and outflows

    • winds and outflows from massive stars and quasars

Dr Christopher Tout

 

Accretion

    • mass transfer in binary stars by Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton accretion

Accretion discs

    • warped accretion discs around quasars and black holes

Planet-disc interactions

    • migration of planets through accretion discs

Stellar jets

    • formation of jets in accreting components of binary stars

Stellar winds and outflows

    • Mass loss from stars, pressure, radiation and dust driven winds, binary enhancement of stellar winds

Dr Mark Wyatt

 

Protoplanetary discs

    • gas in debris disks