Welcome to Kapteyn ISM Group
Insterstellar Medium (ISM) Group at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
The group is led by Floris van der Tak and Inga Kamp
Interstellar medium both in the Milky Way and other galaxies
Low and Massive Star Formation in the Galaxy and star formation activity
Disks in Star Forming Regions
Disk formation and their chemical and physical evolution in star forming regions
The formation of asteroids and their role in space and life
Planet and Satellite Formation
The formation of planets and their moons using numerical models and observations
Bolometers and Heterodyne receivers with the collaboration of SRON
Exoplanets and Astrobiology
The atmosphere of exoplanets and life in space
ISM Group Members at Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and
SRON - Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Prof. Dr. Floris F. S. van der TakPersonal Webpage
Prof. Dr. Inga KampPersonal Webpage
Dr. Russell Shipman
Dr. Fred Lahuis
Dr. Michael "Migo" Mueller
Dr. Kateryna FrantsevaPersonal Webpage
Dr. Vera DobosPersonal Webpage
Umit Kavak MScPersonal Webpage
Nick Oberg MScPersonal Webpage
Andres Felipe Ramos Padilla MScPersonal Webpage
Bayron Portilla MScPersonal Webpage
Francisco Ardevol Martinez MScPersonal Webpage
Areli Castrejon MScPersonal Webpage
Jayatee Kanwar MScPersonal Webpage
Mark Oosterloo MScPersonal Webpage
Jelke Bethlehem BSc
DIANA is an European Framework Seven (FP7) project, SPACE-2011 collaboration, project no 284405, which conducts a systematic collection and coherent analysis of observational data from the birth-places of extrasolar planets, the so-called protoplanetary discs. DIANA stands for DIscANAlysis.
In the CHAMELEON Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network (MC-ITN), we focus on the development of Virtual Laboratories which will be the crucial tool to analyse in detail current and future disk and exoplanet observations. Our goals are to retrieve and predict the chemical composition of planet-forming disks and exoplanet atmospheres using such Virtual Laboratories. We plan to achieve knowledge transfer between planet and disk community by the exchange of state-of-the-art codes developing models and to train our researchers in complex modelling and big-data interpretation. We will use the fascination for exoplanets and their birthplaces to promote science in the society, in local and wider communities.
A joint initiative by seven world-leading research institutes of three universities in The Netherlands. Supported by funding from the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, we offer 18 post-doctoral fellowships for interdisciplinary research on fundamental questions concerning the origin and evolution of life, and its distribution in the universe.
Latest Publications in ArXiv
The papers which have been published by ISM Group Members
Despite numerous attempts, no exomoon has firmly been confirmed to date. New missions like CHEOPS aim to characterize previously detected exoplanets, and potentially to discover exomoons. In order to optimize search strategies, we need to determine those planets which are the most likely to hos...
This paper presents a review of ideas that interconnect Astrochemistry and Galactic Dynamics. Since these two areas are vast and not recent, each one has already been covered separately by several reviews. After a general historical introduction, and a needed quick review of processes like the ...
The Latitude Density Search utilized Hyper Suprime-Cam on Subaru Telescope to discover 60 moving objects in the outer Solar System, 54 of which have semi-major axes beyond 30 AU. The images were acquired in exceptional seeing (0.4") and reached a detection limit of m_r~=25.2. The two night arcs...
The role of planetary interior in the long-term evolution of atmospheric CO2 on Earth-like exoplanets
Context: The long-term carbonate-silicate cycle plays an important role in the evolution of Earth's climate and, therefore, may also be an important mechanism in the evolution of the climates of Earth-like exoplanets. Aims: We investigate the effects of radiogenic mantle heating, core size, and...
Context. ALMA observations at 1.4 mm and 0.2'' (750au) angular resolution of the Main core in the high-mass star forming region G31.41+0.31 have revealed a puzzling scenario: on the one hand, the continuum emission looks very homogeneous and the core appears to undergo solid-body rotation, sugg...
Mid-infrared imaging traces the sub-micron and micron sized dust grains in protoplanetary disks and it offers constraints on the geometrical properties of the disks and potential companions, particularly if those companions have circumplanetary disks. We use the VISIR instrument and its upgrade...
The current coordinators of the ISM group are Andres and Bayron.
You can contact them by email. Please indicate 'Question for ISM Group' in subject of your mail