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Planet orbits and their correlation with the characteristics of protoplanetary disks.

Grant number: 12/02823-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2013
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Adriana Benetti Marques Valio
Grantee:Luiz Henrique Guimarães dos Santos
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:06/50654-3 - Investigation of high energy and plasma astrophysics phenomena: theory, observation, and numerical simulations, AP.TEM

Abstract

In this project we plan to investigate the formation, planetary mass and orbit and how these correlate with the physical properties of the proto-planetary disk. The computational analysisis performed with the code FARGO, a hydrodynamic simulation. The goal is to compare the results with the planetary parameters already available from the CoRoT and the Kepler missions. A critical study of the properties of exoplanets already discovered will be carried out taking into account the processes of migration, braking, and stability of the orbits.