Modelling planet-forming disks (WP 1)

Objective: Understand the chemical composition of planet-forming disks
Develop the next generation of thermo-chemical disk models which we will use as Virtual Laboratories to explore the chemical evolution of circumstellar disks and how their physico-chemical state affects the process of planet formation. Educate students in complex numerical modelling and statistical analysis of modern astronomical data. Knowledge transfer from the planet to the disk community concerning the simulation of chemical processes in warm and dense environments, electrification and lightning.

ProDiMo Day:   3 December 2020

The starter reading kit — Review articles: 
Protoplanetary Disks: Theory and Modeling Meet Observations  (Eds. Kamp, Woitke, Ilee; 2014; FP7 project DIANA)
Radiation thermo-chemical models of protoplanetary disks. I. Hydrostatic disk structure and inner rim  (Woitke, Kamp, Thi, A&A, 501, 383 (2009))
Consistent dust and gas models for protoplanetary disks. I. Disk shape, dust settling, opacities, and PAHs  ( Woitke, Min, Pinte, A&A, 586, A103 (2016))
PhD Thesis Introduction  (Christian Rab)

Precursor projects 
DIANA – DiscAnalysis: Analysis and Modelling of Multi-wavelength Observational Data from Protoplanetary Discs  (Peter Woitke, Inga Kamp, Michiel Min)