I am currently using a combination of N-body, hydrodynamic and viscous accretion disc modelling techniques to gain insight into the observed distribution of exo-planets. In particular I am interested in the tightly-packed planetary systems discovered by the Kepler mission. I am also very interested in a wide variety of numerical techniques.
Understanding the assembly of Kepler's tightly-packed planetary systems
T.O. Hands, R.D. Alexander, W. Dehnen
Published in Complex Planetary Systems, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 310 (ADS).
Meetings & Conferences
I attended Disk Dynamics and Planet Formation in Larnaka, Cyprus. I gave a poster presentation there on my work on giant companions to tightly-packed planetary systems. This poster has more up-to-date results than the one from Les Diablerets. You can view the poster here.
I attended From Protoplanetary Disks to Planet Formation in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. I gave a poster presentation there on my work on giant companions to tightly-packed planetary systems. You can view the poster here.
From the 15th to the 20th of July I attended Protostars and Planets VI in Heidelberg, at which I presented a poster detailing my work on the assembly of tightly packed planetary systems such as Kepler-11. Click here for a PDF copy of the poster.
On the 11th and 12th of March 2013 I attended the Royal Society's "Characterising Exoplanets" meeting, at which I presented a poster detailing my work on modelling the migration of multiple giant planets in protoplanetary discs. Click here for a PDF copy of the poster.