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.
- Identifying and analysing protostellar disc fragments in smoothed particle hydrodynamics simulations DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470, 3, p. 2517-2538
- Three’s Company: An Additional Non-transiting Super-Earth in the Bright HD 3167 System, and Masses for All Three Planets DOI, Astronomical Journal, 154, 3, p. 122
- The Kepler-19 System: A Thick-envelope Super-Earth with Two Neptune-mass Companions Characterized Using Radial Velocities and Transit Timing Variations DOI, Astronomical Journal, 153, 5, p. 224
- A 1.9 Earth Radius Rocky Planet and the Discovery of a Non-transiting Planet in the Kepler-20 System DOI, Astronomical Journal, 152, 6, p. 160