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Interstellar Medium

Interstellar medium both in the Milky Way and other galaxies

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Star Formation

Low and Massive Star Formation in the Galaxy and star formation activity

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Disks in Star Forming Regions

Disk formation and their chemical and physical evolution in star forming regions

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Asteroids

The formation of asteroids and their role in space and life

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Planet and Satellite Formation

The formation of planets and their moons using numerical models and observations

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Receivers

Bolometers and Heterodyne receivers with the collaboration of SRON

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Exoplanets and Astrobiology

The atmosphere of exoplanets and life in space

About Us

ISM Group Members at Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and
SRON - Netherlands Institute for Space Research

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Prof. Dr. Floris F. S. van der Tak

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Prof. Dr. Inga Kamp

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Dr. Russell Shipman

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Dr. Fred Lahuis

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Dr. Michael "Migo" Mueller

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Dr. Kateryna Frantseva

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Dr. Vera Dobos

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Umit Kavak MSc

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Nick Oberg MSc

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Andres Felipe Ramos Padilla MSc

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Bayron Portilla MSc

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Francisco Ardevol Martinez MSc

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Areli Castrejon MSc

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Jayatee Kanwar MSc

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Mark Oosterloo MSc

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Jelke Bethlehem BSc

Projects

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DIANA Project

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.

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ITN CHAMELEON

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.

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oLife

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.

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Latest Publications in ArXiv

The papers which have been published by ISM Group Members

Survival of exomoons around exoplanets

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May, 2021

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...

Interrelations between Astrochemistry and Galactic Dynamics

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May, 2021

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 ...

A Deep Search for Binary TNOs

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May, 2021

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

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Mar, 2021

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...

Fragmentation in the massive G31.41+0.31 protocluster

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Mar, 2021

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...

New Mid-Infrared Imaging Constraints on Companions and Protoplanetary Disks around six Young Stars

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Feb, 2021

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...

Contact

The current coordinators of the ISM group are Andres and Bayron.

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