Name: Takahiro UEDA (植田 高啓)
Current Status: JSPS Research Fellow (PD)
Affiliation: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Central Building (South) 303, 2-21-1, Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, JAPAN
There are longstanding questions about planets: How do they form? Are there other planets similar to the Earth? When and how did life rise on our Earth? With the goals to answer these questions, I'm studying on the planet formation through astrophysical numerical simulations.
Formation of Planets
Dust growth is a first step of planet formation. In protoplanetary disks, micron-sized dust particles collide each other and coagulate into larger one. I'm trying to reveal where and how do planets are formed from small particles by combining the dust-growth simulations and the radiative transfer simulations.
Dust Growth in Protoplanetary Disks
In our solar system, there are many dust particles originating from asteroid collisions and cometary activities. These particles provide us keys to understand the formation process of fragments and their parent body. I'm investigating the properties of the dust particles using orbital calculations.
Interplanetary Dust Particles / Debris disks