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
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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