Professor W K M Rice
Ken is a member of the following School research institute:
My research interests are in theoretical and computational astrophysics . One focus is the evolution of accretion discs and how this relates to the formation of stars and planets. I am particularly interested in accretion discs that are massive enough for their own self-gravity to play a role in their evolution. I also have an interest in the formation and evolution of planets and planetary systems. In particular, I am interested in how planets can migrate very close to their parent stars and what happens to such planets when they do end up in these very close orbits.
- How formation time-scales affect the period dependence of the transition between rocky super-Earths and gaseous sub-Neptunesand implications for η⊕ DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 479, 4, p. 5303-5311
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 477, 1, p. 1004-1014
- An Accurate Mass Determination for Kepler-1655b, a Moderately Irradiated World with a Significant Volatile Envelope DOI, Astronomical Journal, 155, 5, p. 203
- Global and planetary change, 164, p. 67-71
- An Ultra-short Period Rocky Super-Earth with a Secondary Eclipse and a Neptune-like Companion around K2-141 DOI, Astronomical Journal, 155, 3, p. 107