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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

Group Members:

  • Prof Aline Vidotto (Principal Investigator)
  • Stephen Carolan (PhD Student)
  • Dr Gopal Hazra (Research Fellow)
  • Robert Kavanagh (PhD Student)
  • Dr Daria Kubyshkina (Research Fellow)
  • Amanda Mesquita (PhD Student)
  • Dr Donna Rodgers-Lee (Research Fellow)

Former group Members:

  • Dr Dualta O Fionnagain
  • Dr Carolina Villarreal D'Angelo

Latest News

IAUS 370: Winds of Stars and Exoplanets
Cool Stars 21 - splinter sessions: now accepting abstracts
Two 3-year Postdoctoral positions available in my group
The new logo of CUTE is ... cute
PhD position in my group
7th Bcool meeting: