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.
Ken has featured in the following recent School news stories:
- The SPHERE infrared survey for exoplanets (SHINE). III. The demographics of young giant exoplanets below 300 au with SPHERE DOI, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 651, p. 1-22
- https://andthentheresphysics.wordpress.com/, 2021/06
- Detection Limits of Low-mass, Long-period Exoplanets Using Gaussian Processes Applied to HARPS-N Solar Radio Velocities DOI, Astronomical Journal, 161, 6, p. 1-9
- Three Years of HARPS-N High-Resolution Spectroscopy and Precise Radial Velocity Data for the Sun DOI, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 648, p. 1-19