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:
- A high binary fraction for the most massive close-in giant planets and brown dwarf desert members DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
- Masses and radii for the three super-Earths orbiting GJ 9827, and implications for the composition of small exoplanets DOI, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 484, 3, p. 3731–3745
- Astronomical Journal