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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

Diagnosing the interstellar medium of galaxies with far-infrared emission lines II. [C II], [O I], [O III], [N II] and [N III] up to z=6

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May, 2022

Gas cooling processes in the interstellar medium (ISM) are key to understanding how star-formation processes occur in galaxies. Far-infrared (FIR) fine-structure emission lines can be used as a tool to understand the gas conditions and trace the different phases of the ISM. We model the most im...

Exogenous delivery of water to Mercury

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Apr, 2022

Radar and spacecraft observations show the permanently shadowed regions around Mercury's North Pole to contain water ice and complex organic material. One possible source of this material are impacts by interplanetary dust particles (IDPs), asteroids, and comets. We have performed numerical s...

A target list for searching for habitable exomoons

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Apr, 2022

We investigate the habitability of hypothethical moons orbiting known exoplanets. This study focuses on big, rocky exomoons that are capable of maintaining a significant atmosphere. To determine their habitability, we calculate the incident stellar radiation and the tidal heating flux arising i...

Self-consistent modelling of the dust component in protoplanetary and circumplanetary disks: the case of PDS 70

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Apr, 2022

Direct observations of young stellar objects are important to test established theories of planet formation. PDS 70 is one of the few cases where robust evidence favours the presence of two planetary mass companions inside the gap of the transition disk. Those planets are believed to be going t...

Dents in the Veil: Protostellar feedback in Orion

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Mar, 2022

Interest in stellar feedback has recently increased because new studies suggest that radiative and mechanical feedback from young massive stars regulate the physical and chemical composition of the interstellar medium (ISM) significantly. Recent SOFIA [CII] 158 micron observations of the Orion ...

Setting the Stage for Planet Formation: Measurements and Implications of the Fundamental Disk Properties

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Mar, 2022

The field of planet formation is in an exciting era, where recent observations of disks around low- to intermediate-mass stars made with state of the art interferometers and high-contrast optical and IR facilities have revealed a diversity of substructures, some possibly planet-related. It is t...

Contact

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

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