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Cool stars & Exoplanets Group

Our main area of research is on the interaction of exoplanets with their host star’s wind. For that, we develop 3D magnetohydrodynamics numerical simulations of winds of cool stars, which permeate entire exoplanetary systems.

The image on the left shows the output of the wind simulation of the planet-hosting star HD189733. The distance to the planet's orbit is indicated to scale. The stellar magnetic field (lines shown in grey) is anchored on the star.

Prof. Aline A Vidotto

European Research Council Consolidator Grant awardee 2018
Irish Research Council Laureate awardee 2017/2018

Twitter: @AlineVidotto
E-mail: aline.vidotto@tcd.ie

Group Members:

  • Prof Aline Vidotto (Principal Investigator)
  • Dr Gopal Hazra (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Donna Rodgers-Lee (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Carolina Villarreal D'Angelo (Research Fellow)
  • Stephen Carolan (PhD Student)
  • Robert Kavanagh (PhD Student)
  • Amanda Mesquita (PhD Student)
  • Dualta O Fionnagain (PhD Student)

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