Protoplanetary disks are made of gas and a small fraction of solids of different sizes. Although dust is not the main constituent of the system, its role in planet formation and evolution is crucial. In order to improve our understanding of processes occurring in the early stages of planet formation, we need to model and solve numerically the self-consistent dynamics of the multiphase disk. In this seminar, I will present and discuss the methods and tools we have been developing to solve this dynamics and I will present results that emphasize the importance of a self-consistent treatment of protoplanetary disks as multiphase systems.
SPEAKER: Pablo Benítez-Llambay.
Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA), University of Copenhagen.
Pablo received his Ph.D. at the University of Cordoba, Argentina, and moved to the NBIA as a postdoc in 2016. One year later, he was granted a Marie Curie Fellowship to extend his studies about planet and disk dynamics. Currently, Pablo is an assistant professor at the NBIA.
Pablo’s research focuses on studying the dynamics of multi-species protoplanetary disks linked to the formation and evolution of planetary systems. He is particularly interested in planet-disk interaction, gas/dust dynamics, disk instabilities, and high-performance computing.