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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

The sharp ALMA view of infall and outflow in the massive protocluster G31.41+0.31

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Jan, 2022

Context. To better understand the formation of high-mass stars, it is fundamental to investigate how matter accretes onto young massive stars, how it is ejected, and how all this differs from the low-mass case. The massive protocluster G31.41+0.31 is the ideal target to study all these processe...

The viewing angle in AGN SED models, a data-driven analysis

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Nov, 2021

The validity of the unified active galactic nuclei (AGN) model has been challenged in the last decade, especially when different types of AGNs are considered to only differ in the viewing angle to the torus. We aim to assess the importance of the viewing angle in classifying different types of ...

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

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Nov, 2021

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...

BayesicFitting, a PYTHON Toolbox for Bayesian Fitting and Evidence Calculation

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Sep, 2021

BayesicFitting is a comprehensive, general-purpose toolbox for simple and standardized model fitting. Its fitting options range from simple least-squares methods, via maximum likelihood to fully Bayesian inference, working on a multitude of available models. BayesicFitting is open source and ha...

Wavelength Calibration and Resolving Power of the JWST MIRI Medium Resolution Spectrometer

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Sep, 2021

The Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on-board JWST will provide imaging, coronagraphy, low-resolution spectroscopy and medium-resolution spectroscopy at unprecedented sensitivity levels in the mid-infrared wavelength range. The Medium-Resolution Spectrometer (MRS) of MIRI is an integral field spe...

Probing protoplanetary disk evolution in the Chamaeleon II region

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Jun, 2021

Context. Characterizing the evolution of protoplanetary disks is necessary to improve our understanding of planet formation. Constraints on both dust and gas are needed to determine the dominant disk dissipation mechanisms. Aims. We aim to compare the disk dust masses in the Chamaeleon II (Cha ...

Contact

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