Objective: Understand the chemical composition of planet-forming disks
Develop the next generation of thermo-chemical disk models which we will use as Virtual Laboratories to explore the chemical evolution of circumstellar disks and how their physico-chemical state affects the process of planet formation. Educate students in complex numerical modelling and statistical analysis of modern astronomical data. Knowledge transfer from the planet to the disk community concerning the simulation of chemical processes in warm and dense environments, electrification and lightning.
The starter reading kit — Review articles:
Protoplanetary Disks: Theory and Modeling Meet Observations (Eds. Kamp, Woitke, Ilee; 2014; FP7 project DIANA)