Astrophysics is an area concerning various physical ranging from planetary sized systems, to galactic scale systems and beyond, that intersects various disciplines such as Newtonian dynamics, relativistic physics and particle physics processes.
For our latest developments/activities in this area, please see the listing below at the end of this article.
An exoplanet is a planet outside the Solar System. In the Milky Way galaxy, it is expected that there are many billions of planets (at least one planet, on average, orbiting around each star, resulting in 100–400 billion exoplanets), with many more free-floating planetary-mass bodies orbiting the galaxy directly.
We study the long-term dynamics of known multi-planet systems. This allow us to test the accuracy of the orbital parameters' determinations, as well as to understand how these systems evolved. We also look for the stable zones in the gaps between already-known planets in order to determine where is it possible to locate Earth-like planets.
See here a movie made by the PhD Animation on "Exoplanets Explained", for a review on the main observational methods used to detect exoplanets.
Latest Astrophysics News & Events
Discussion of the paper "Accretion within the innermost stable circular orbit: analytical thermodynamic solutions in the adiabatic limit", by A. Mummery and S. Balbus
Accretion within the innermost stable circular orbit: analytical thermodynamic solutions in the adiabatic limit
A. Mummery, and S. Balbus
C. Herdeiro was one of the plenary invited speakers of the International Conference on Gravitation and Cosmology (ICGC 24) and the International Conference on Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology (ICRAC 24) that took place in Lahore, Pakistan on 29-31 Jan and 1-2 Feb 2024. Wonderful hospitality and great interactions. Science brings people together.