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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Professor Richard Nelson

Richard

Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics

Email: r.p.nelson@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 7882 3460
Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 219

Teaching

In the academic year 2019/20 I taught the Masters level module SPA7023 Stellar Structure and Evolution and the first-year undergraduate module SPA4101 Our Universe.

Research

Research Interests:

My research is focussed primarily on the theory of planet formation, with particular emphasis on understanding how planets and planetesimals interact with the protoplanetary discs within which they form, and how this interaction affects the formation and global architecture of planetary systems. Broadly speaking my current research may be divided into two different strands. The first consists of detailed studies of the interaction between planets and planetesimals with protoplanetary discs, using state-of-the-art hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic simulations of protoplanetary discs. The second utilises global N-body simulations combined with prescriptions for disc-planet interactions to model the formation of complete planetary systems. The long-term goal of this research is to develop models capable of reproducing in a statistical sense the observations of extrasolar planets.

Examples of research funding:

  • £1,300,000 Consolidated Grant from STFC for Astronomy Research 2020-2023 (PI: Malik): 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020
  • £195,629 Leverhulme Grant Empirical Evidence and theoretical investigations on circumbinary planets (QMUL PI Nelson): 01.10.2019 to 30.09.2023
  • £1,246,943 Consolidated Grant from STFC for Astronomy Reserach 2017-2020 (PI: Nelson): 01.04.2017 to 31.03.2020
  • £50,000 per annum 2017-2020 from the Univrsity of London Perren Fund (PhD studentship, QMUL-Perren Visiting Professorship, UG student internship at Skinakas observatory, travel funds to support CARMENES and SKA visits)
  • £30,000 per annum 2013-2016 from the University of London Perren Fund (PhD studentship, QMUL-Perren Visiting Professorship)
  • £170,000 from the University of London Perren fund to join the CARMENES consortium and build the QMUL Astronomical Observatory
  • £1,237,644 Consolidated Grant from STFC for Astronomy Reserach 2015-2018 (PI: Nelson): 01.04.2015 to 31.03.2018
  • £1,632,102 Consolidated Grant from STFC for Astronomy Research 2012-2015 (PI: Burgess); 01.04.2012 to 31.03.2015
  • £385,000 Standard Grant from STFC for Planet Formation in Realistic Protostellar Disc Models: 01.10.2008 to 01.01.2012
  • £60,000 Standard Grant from STFC to support the Isaac Newton Research Programme Dynamics of Discs and Planets: 15/08/2009 to 15/12/2009
  • £350,000 Standard Grant from STFC for Planet Formation and Ring-Satellite Interactions (PI:Nelson, co-I C. Murray): 01/04/2006 to 31/03/2009

Publications

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    • Sudarshan P, Penzlin ABT, Ziampras A et al. (2022), How cooling influences circumbinary discs $nameOfConference


    • Sudarshan P, Penzlin ABT, Ziampras A et al. (2022), How cooling influences circumbinary discs $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP, Triaud AHMJ (2022), Dusty circumbinary discs: inner cavity structures and stopping locations of migrating planets $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP, Triaud AHMJ (2022), Dusty circumbinary discs: inner cavity structures and stopping locations of migrating planets $nameOfConference


    • Nelson R (2022), Migration of Jupiter mass planets in discs with laminar accretion flows $nameOfConference


    • Nelson R (2022), BEBOP III. Observations and an independent mass measurement of Kepler-16 (AB) b -- the first circumbinary planet detected with radial velocities $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP, McNally CP (2021), Vertical settling of pebbles in turbulent circumbinary discs and the in situ formation of circumbinary planets $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP, McNally CP (2021), Vertical settling of pebbles in turbulent circumbinary discs and the in situ formation of circumbinary planets $nameOfConference


    • Nelson R (2021), Mass and density of the transiting hot and rocky super-Earth LHS 1478 b (TOI-1640 b) $nameOfConference


    • Acton JS, Goad MR, Burleigh MR et al. (2021), NGTS-19b: A high mass transiting brown dwarf in a 17-day eccentric orbit $nameOfConference


    • Poon STS, Nelson RP, Coleman GAL (2021), In situ formation of hot Jupiters with companion super-Earths $nameOfConference


    • Poon STS, Nelson RP, Coleman GAL (2021), In situ formation of hot Jupiters with companion super-Earths $nameOfConference


    • Acton JS, Goad MR, Burleigh MR et al. (2021), NGTS-19b : A high mass transiting brown dwarf in a 17-day eccentric orbit $nameOfConference


    • Lega E, Nelson RP, Morbidelli A et al. (2021), Migration of Jupiter-mass planets in low-viscosity discs $nameOfConference


    • Penzlin ABT, Kley W, Nelson RP (2021), Parking planets in circumbinary discs $nameOfConference


    • Bulgarini A, Nelson R (2021), Analysis Of Kepler and TESS Exoplanet Transits Using Python $nameOfConference

    • Lega E, Nelson RP, Morbidelli A et al. (2020), Migration of Jupiter mass planets in low viscosity discs $nameOfConference


    • Penzlin ABT, Kley W, Nelson RP (2020), Parking planets in circumbinary discs $nameOfConference


    • Poon STS, Nelson RP (2020), On the origin of the eccentricity dichotomy displayed by compact super-Earths: Dynamical heating by cold giants $nameOfConference


    • Poon STS, Nelson RP (2020), On the origin of the eccentricity dichotomy displayed by compact super-Earths: dynamical heating by cold giants $nameOfConference


    • Flock M, Turner NJ, Nelson RP et al. (2020), Gas and Dust Dynamics in Starlight-heated Protoplanetary Disks $nameOfConference


    • Jeffers SV, Dreizler S, Barnes JR et al. (2020), A multiple planet system of super-Earths orbiting the brightest red dwarf star GJ887 $nameOfConference


    • Jeffers SV, Dreizler S, Barnes JR et al. (2020), A multiplanet system of super-Earths orbiting the brightest red dwarf star GJ 887 $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Ramsey JP, Brinch C et al. (2020), Global Hydromagnetic Simulations of Protoplanetary Disks with Stellar Irradiation and Simplified Thermochemistry $nameOfConference


    • Nelson R, Pierens A, Mcnally CP (2020), Hydrodynamical turbulence in eccentric circumbinary discs and its impact on the in situ formation of circumbinary planets $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, McNally CP, Nelson RP (2020), Hydrodynamical turbulence in eccentric circumbinary discs and its impact on the in situ formation of circumbinary planets $nameOfConference


    • Flock M, Turner NJ, Nelson RP et al. (2020), Gas and dust dynamics in starlight-heated protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Ramsey JP, Brinch C et al. (2020), Global Hydromagnetic Simulations of Protoplanetary Disks with Stellar Irradiation and Simplified Thermochemistry $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J et al. (2020), Low-mass planet migration in three-dimensional wind-driven inviscid discs: a negative corotation torque $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J et al. (2020), Low-mass planet migration in three dimensional wind-driven inviscid discs: a negative corotation torque $nameOfConference


    • Poon STS, Nelson RP, Jacobson SA et al. (2019), Formation of compact systems of super-Earths via dynamical instabilities and giant impacts $nameOfConference


    • Poon STS, Nelson RP, Jacobson SA et al. (2019), Formation of compact systems of super-Earths via dynamical instabilities and giant impacts $nameOfConference


    • Flock M, Turner NJ, Mulders GD et al. (2019), Planet formation and migration near the silicate sublimation front in protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Flock M, Turner NJ, Mulders GD et al. (2019), Planet formation and migration near the silicate sublimation front in protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Lambrechts M, Lega E, Nelson RP et al. (2019), Quasi-static contraction during runaway gas accretion onto giant planets $nameOfConference


    • Morales JC, Mustill AJ, Ribas I et al. (2019), A giant exoplanet orbiting a very-low-mass star challenges planet formation models $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J (2019), Multiplanet systems in inviscid discs can avoid forming resonant chains $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J (2019), Multiplanet systems in inviscid discs can avoid forming resonant chains $nameOfConference


    • Lambrechts M, Lega E, Nelson RP et al. (2019), Quasi-static contraction during runaway gas accretion onto giant planets $nameOfConference


    • MCNALLY CP, NELSON RP, Paardekooper SJ et al. (2019), Migrating super-Earths in low viscosity discs: unveiling the roles of feedback, vortices and laminar accretion flows $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J et al. (2018), Migrating super-Earths in low-viscosity discs: unveiling the roles of feedback, vortices, and laminar accretion flows $nameOfConference


    • Ribas I, Tuomi M, Reiners A et al. (2018), A candidate super-Earth planet orbiting near the snow line of Barnard’s star $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP (2018), Planetarymigration in protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Monnier JD, Ireland M, Kraus S et al. (2018), Planet formation imager: Project update Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J et al. (2018), Low mass planet migration in Hall-affected disks $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper SJ et al. (2018), Low mass planet migration in Hall-affected disks ASTRONUM 2017


    • MCNALLY CP, NELSON RP, Paardekooper S-J (2018), Low mass planet migration in magnetically torqued dead zones - II. Flow-locked and runaway migration, and a torque prescription $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J (2018), Low mass planet migration in magnetically torqued dead zones - II. Flow-locked and runaway migration, and a torque prescription $nameOfConference


    • NELSON RP, PIERENS A (2018), Orbital alignment of circumbinary planets that form in misaligned circumbinary discs: the case of Kepler-413b $nameOfConference


    • NELSON RP (2018), Planetary Migration in Protoplanetary Disks $nameOfConference


    • Flock M, NELSON RP, Turner NJ et al. (2017), Radiation Hydrodynamical Turbulence in Protoplanetary Disks: Numerical Models and Observational Constraints $nameOfConference


    • Flock M, Nelson RP, Turner NJ et al. (2017), Radiation Hydrodynamical Turbulence In Protoplanetary Disks: Numerical Models and Observational Constraints $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J et al. (2017), Low mass planet migration in magnetically torqued dead zones - I. Static migration torque $nameOfConference


    • McNally CP, Nelson RP, Paardekooper SJ et al. (2017), Low mass planet migration in magnetically torqued dead zones – I. Static migration torque $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2017), In situ accretion of gaseous envelopes on to planetary cores embedded in evolving protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2017), In situ accretion of gaseous envelopes on to planetary cores embedded in evolving protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Mutter MM, Pierens A, Nelson RP (2017), The role of disc self-gravity in circumbinary planet systems – II. Planet evolution $nameOfConference


    • Mutter MM, Pierens A, Nelson RP (2017), The Role of Disc Self-Gravity in Circumbinary Planet Systems: II. Planet Evolution $nameOfConference


    • Mutter MM, Pierens A, Nelson RP (2017), The role of disc self-gravity in circumbinary planet systems - I. Disc structure and evolution $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP, Paardekooper SJ et al. (2017), Exploring plausible formation scenarios for the planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri $nameOfConference


    • Bae J, Nelson RP, Hartmann L (2016), THE SPIRAL WAVE INSTABILITY INDUCED by A GIANT PLANET. I. PARTICLE STIRRING in the INNER REGIONS of PROTOPLANETARY DISKS $nameOfConference


    • Bae J, Nelson RP, Hartmann L (2016), The Spiral Wave Instability Induced by a Giant Planet: I. Particle Stirring in the Inner Regions of Protoplanetary Disks $nameOfConference


    • Mutter MM, Pierens A, Nelson RP (2016), The Role of Disc Self-Gravity in Circumbinary Planet Systems: I. Disc Structure and Evolution $nameOfConference


    • Brinch C, Jørgensen JK, Hogerheijde MR et al. (2016), Misaligned Disks in the Binary Protostar IRS 43 $nameOfConference


    • NELSON RP, Brinch C, Jorgensen JK et al. (2016), Misaligned Disks in the Binary Protostar IRS 43 $nameOfConference


    • NELSON RP, Bae J, Hartmann L et al. (2016), Self-destructing spiral waves: global simulations of a spiral wave instability in accretion disks $nameOfConference


    • Anglada-Escudé G, Amado PJ, Barnes J et al. (2016), A terrestrial planet candidate in a temperate orbit around Proxima Centauri $nameOfConference


    • ANGLADA ESCUDE G, Nelson RP, Coleman G et al. (2016), A terrestrial planet candidate in a temperate orbit around Proxima Centauri $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP, Paardekooper S-J et al. (2016), Exploring plausible formation scenarios for the planet candidate orbiting Proxima Centauri $nameOfConference


    • Kraus S, Monnier JD, Ireland MJ et al. (2016), Planet Formation Imager (PFI): science vision and key requirements $nameOfConference


    • Bae J, Nelson RP, Hartmann L et al. (2016), Self-Destructing Spiral Waves: Global Simulations of a Spiral Wave Instability in Accretion Disks $nameOfConference


    • NELSON RP, Coleman GAL (2016), Giant planet formation in radially structured protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP (2016), Giant planet formation in radially structured protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP (2016), On the formation of compact planetary systems via concurrent core accretion and migration $nameOfConference


    • Umurhan OM, Nelson RP, Gressel O (2016), Linear analysis of the vertical shear instability: Outstanding issues and improved solutions $nameOfConference


    • Faure J, Nelson RP (2016), Planet filtering at the inner edges of dead zones in protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP (2016), On the formation of compact planetary systems via concurrent core accretion and migration $nameOfConference


    • Richard S, Nelson RP, Umurhan OM (2016), Vortex formation in protoplanetary discs induced by the vertical shear instability $nameOfConference


    • Richard S, Nelson RP, Umurhan OM (2016), Vortex formation in protoplanetary discs induced by the vertical shear instability $nameOfConference


    • Kraus S, Monnier JD, Ireland MJ et al. (2016), Planet Formation Imager (PFI): Science vision and key requirements $nameOfConference


    • Tinetti G, Drossart P, Eccleston P et al. (2015), The EChO science case $nameOfConference


    • Turrini D, Nelson RP, Barbieri M (2015), The role of planetary formation and evolution in shaping the composition of exoplanetary atmospheres $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Gressel O, Umurhan OM (2015), Erratum to Linear and non-linear evolution of the vertical shear instability in accretion discs. [MNRAS (2013), 435, 2610] $nameOfConference


    • Umurhan OM, Nelson RP, Gressel O (2015), Linear analysis of the vertical shear instability: outstanding issues and improved solutions (Research Note) $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Turner NJ, Nelson RP et al. (2015), Global simulations of protoplanetary disks with Ohmic resistivity and ambipolar diffusion $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Turner NJ, Nelson RP et al. (2015), Global simulations of protoplanetary disks with ohmic resistivity and ambipolar diffusion $nameOfConference


    • Baruteau C, Crida A, PAARDEKOOPER S et al. (2014), Planet-Disk Interactions and Early Evolution of Planetary Systems $nameOfConference


    • Bae J, Hartmann L, Zhu Z et al. (2014), Accretion outbursts in self-gravitating protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Rauer H, Catala C, Aerts C et al. (2014), The PLATO 2.0 mission $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP (2014), On the formation of planetary systems via oligarchic growth in thermally evolving viscous discs $nameOfConference


    • Bae J, Hartmann L, Zhu Z et al. (2014), Accretion Outbursts in Self-gravitating Protoplanetary Disks $nameOfConference


    • Coleman GAL, Nelson RP (2014), On the formation of planetary systems via oligarchic growth in thermally evolving viscous discs $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Hellary P, Fendyke SM et al. (2014), Planetary system formation in thermally evolving viscous protoplanetary discs. $nameOfConference


    • Fendyke SM, Nelson RP (2014), On the corotation torque for low-mass eccentric planets $nameOfConference


    • Baruteau C, Crida A, Paardekooper S-J et al. (2013), Planet-Disc Interactions and Early Evolution of Planetary Systems $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Nelson RP, Turner NJ et al. (2013), GLOBAL HYDROMAGNETIC SIMULATIONS OF A PLANET EMBEDDED IN A DEAD ZONE: GAP OPENING, GAS ACCRETION, AND FORMATION OF A PROTOPLANETARY JET $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Gressel O, Umurhan OM (2013), Linear and non-linear evolution of the vertical shear instability in accretion discs $nameOfConference


    • Fendyke SM, Nelson RP (2013), On the corotation torque for low-mass eccentric planets $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Nelson RP, Turner NJ et al. (2013), Global hydromagnetic simulations of a planet embedded in a dead zone: gap opening, gas accretion and formation of a protoplanetary jet $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP (2013), Migration and gas accretion scenarios for the Kepler 16, 34, and 35 circumbinary planets $nameOfConference


    • Campanella G, Nelson RP, Agnor CB (2013), Possible scenarios for eccentricity evolution in the extrasolar planetary system HD 181433 $nameOfConference


    • Campanella G, Nelson RP, Agnor CB (2013), Possible scenarios for eccentricity evolution in the extrasolar planetary system HD 181433 $nameOfConference


    • Umurhan OM, Nelson RP, Gressel O (2013), Breathing life into dead-zones $nameOfConference


    • Tinetti G, Beaulieu JP, Henning T et al. (2012), EChO $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Gressel O, Umurhan OM (2012), Linear and nonlinear evolution of the vertical shear instability in accretion discs $nameOfConference


    • Zhu Z, Nelson RP, Dong R et al. (2012), DUST FILTRATION BY PLANET-INDUCED GAP EDGES: IMPLICATIONS FOR TRANSITIONAL DISKS $nameOfConference


    • Zhu Z, Nelson RP, Dong R et al. (2012), Dust Filtration by Planet-Induced Gap Edges: Implications for Transitional Disks $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Nelson RP, Turner NJ (2012), Dead zones as safe havens for planetesimals: influence of disc mass and external magnetic field $nameOfConference


    • Zhu Z, Hartmann L, Nelson RP et al. (2012), CHALLENGES IN FORMING PLANETS BY GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY: DISK IRRADIATION AND CLUMP MIGRATION, ACCRETION, AND TIDAL DESTRUCTION $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Nelson RP, Turner NJ (2012), Dead zones as safe-havens for planetesimals: influence of disc mass and external magnetic field $nameOfConference


    • Hellary P, Nelson RP (2012), Global models of planetary system formation in radiatively-inefficient protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Kley W, Nelson RP (2012), Planet-Disk Interaction and Orbital Evolution $nameOfConference


    • Hellary P, Nelson RP (2011), Global models of planetary system formation in radiatively-inefficient protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Tinetti G, Beaulieu JP, Henning T et al. (2011), EChO - Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory $nameOfConference


    • Zhu Z, Hartmann L, Nelson RP et al. (2011), Challenges in Forming Planets by Gravitational Instability: Disk Irradiation and Clump Migration, Accretion & Tidal Destructio $nameOfConference


    • Baruteau C, Fromang S, Nelson RP et al. (2011), Corotation torques experienced by planets embedded in weakly magnetized turbulent discs $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Nelson RP, Turner NJ (2011), On the dynamics of planetesimals embedded in turbulent protoplanetary discs with dead zones $nameOfConference


    • Baruteau C, Fromang S, Nelson RP et al. (2011), Corotation torques experienced by planets embedded in weakly magnetized turbulent discs $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Nelson RP, Turner NJ (2011), On the dynamics of planetesimals embedded in turbulent protoplanetary discs with dead zones $nameOfConference


    • Fragner MM, Nelson RP, Kley W (2011), On the dynamics and collisional growth of planetesimals in misaligned binary systems $nameOfConference


    • Fragner MM, Nelson RP, Kley W (2011), On the dynamics and collisional growth of planetesimals in misaligned binary systems $nameOfConference


    • Zhu ZH, Nelson RP, Hartmann L et al. (2011), TRANSITIONAL AND PRE-TRANSITIONAL DISKS: GAP OPENING BY MULTIPLE PLANETS? $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Paardekooper SJ (2011), Numerical Simulations of Disc-Planet Interactions $nameOfConference


    • Gressel O, Nelson RP, Turner NJ (2011), Planetesimal dynamics in hydromagnetic turbulence $nameOfConference


    • Tinetti G, Cho JYK, Griffith CA et al. (2011), The science of EChO $nameOfConference


    • Zhu Z, Nelson RP, Hartmann L et al. (2010), Transitional and Pre-Transitional disks: Gap Opening by Multiple Planets? $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Gressel O (2010), On the dynamics of planetesimals embedded in turbulent protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP (2010), On the growth and orbital evolution of giant planets in layered protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Miao JQ, Sugitani K, White GJ et al. (2010), AN INVESTIGATION OF THE TYPE M MORPHOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF IC59: A NEW MODEL FOR BRIGHT RIM CLOUDS? $nameOfConference


    • Kley W, Nelson RP (2010), Early Evolution of Planets in Binaries: Planet–Disk Interaction $nameOfConference


    • Fragner MM, Nelson RP (2010), Evolution of warped and twisted accretion discs in close binary systems $nameOfConference


    • McNeil DS, Nelson RP (2010), On the formation of hot Neptunes and super-Earths $nameOfConference


    • Fragner M, Nelson R (2009), Evolution of warped and twisted accretion discs in close binary systems $nameOfConference


    • Fragner M, Nelson R (2009), Giant planet formation in stellar clusters: the effects of stellar fly-bys $nameOfConference


    • Fragner MM, Nelson RP (2009), Giant planet formation in stellar clusters: the effects of stellar fly-bys $nameOfConference


    • Fogg MJ, Nelson RP (2009), Terrestrial planet formation in low-eccentricity warm-Jupiter systems $nameOfConference


    • Fromang S, Nelson RP (2009), Global MHD simulations of stratified and turbulent protoplanetary discs II. Dust settling $nameOfConference


    • Miao JQ, White GJ, Thompson MA et al. (2009), AN INVESTIGATION ON THE MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION OF BRIGHT-RIMMED CLOUDS $nameOfConference


    • McNeil DS, Nelson RP (2009), New methods for large dynamic range problems in planetary formation $nameOfConference


    • Cresswell P, Nelson RP (2009), On the growth and stability of Trojan planets $nameOfConference


    • Kley W, Nelson RP (2008), Planet formation in binary stars: the case of gamma Cephei $nameOfConference


    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2008), Turbulent transport and its effect on the dead zone in protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Kley W, Nelson R (2008), Planet Formation in Binary Stars: The case of Gamma Cephei $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP (2008), On the formation and migration of giant planets in circumbinary discs $nameOfConference


    • Cresswell P, Nelson RP (2008), Three-dimensional simulations of multiple protoplanets embedded in a protostellar disc $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP (2008), Constraints on resonant-trapping for two planets embedded in a protoplanetary disc $nameOfConference


    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2008), Turbulent transport and its effect on the dead zone in protoplanetary discs $nameOfConference


    • Morbidelli A, Crida A, Masset F et al. (2008), Building giant-planet cores at a planet trap $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP (2008), On the evolution of multiple low mass planets embedded in a circumbinary disc $nameOfConference


    • Fogg MJ, Nelson RP (2008), Can Terrestrial Planets Form in Hot-Jupiter Systems? $nameOfConference

    • Morbidelli A, Crida A, Masset F et al. (2007), Building Giant-Planet Cores at a Planet Trap $nameOfConference


    • Cresswell P, Dirksen G, Kley W et al. (2007), On the evolution of eccentric and inclined protoplanets embedded in protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Pierens A, Nelson RP (2007), On the migration of protoplanets embedded in circumbinary disks $nameOfConference


    • Fogg MJ, Nelson RP (2007), The effect of type I migration on the formation of terrestrial planets in hot-Jupiter systems $nameOfConference


    • Cresswell P, Dirksen G, Kley W et al. (2007), On the evolution of eccentric and inclined protoplanets embedded in protoplanetary disks $nameOfConference


    • Kley W, Nelson R (2007), On the Formation and Dynamical Evolution of Planets in Binaries $nameOfConference


    • Fogg MJ, Nelson RP (2007), On the formation of terrestrial planets in hot-Jupiter systems $nameOfConference


    • Fromang S, Nelson RP (2006), Global MHD simulations of stratified and turbulent protoplanetary discs I. Model properties $nameOfConference


    • de Val-Borro M, Edgar RG, Artymowicz P et al. (2006), A comparative study of disc-planet interaction $nameOfConference


    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2006), On the ionisation fraction in protoplanetary disks - III. The effect of X-ray flares on gas-phase chemistry $nameOfConference


    • Fogg MJ, Nelson RP (2006), On the possibility of terrestrial planet formation in hot-Jupiter systems $nameOfConference


    • Miao J, White GJ, Nelson R et al. (2006), Triggered star formation in bright-rimmed clouds: the Eagle nebula revisited $nameOfConference


    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2006), On the ionisation fraction in protoplanetary disks III. The effect of X-ray flares on gas-phase chemistry $nameOfConference


    • de Val-Borro M, Edgar RG, Artymowicz P et al. (2006), A comparative study of disc-planet interaction $nameOfConference


    • Cresswell P, Nelson RP (2006), On the evolution of multiple protoplanets embedded in a protostellar disc $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP, Kley W et al. (2006), Disk-Planet Interactions During Planet Formation $nameOfConference


    • NELSON RP, Artymowicz P, Kley W et al. (2006), Disk-planet interactions during planet formation Protostars and Planets V, Hawaii

    • NELSON RP, Fogg MJ (2006), On the formation of terrestrial planets in hot-Jupiter systems $nameOfConference

    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2006), On the ionisation fraction in protoplanetary disks - I. Comparing different reaction networks $nameOfConference


    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2006), On the ionisation fraction in protoplanetary disks - II. The effect of turbulent mixing on gas-phase chemistry $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP (2005), On the orbital evolution of low mass protoplanets in turbulent, magnetised disks $nameOfConference


    • Fromang S, Nelson RP (2005), On the accumulation of solid bodies in global turbulent protoplanetary disc models $nameOfConference


    • Fromang S, Terquem C, Nelson RP (2005), Numerical simulations of type I planetary migration in non-turbulent magnetized discs $nameOfConference


    • Fogg MJ, Nelson RP (2005), Oligarchic and giant impact growth of terrestrial planets in the presence of gas giant planet migration $nameOfConference


    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2005), On the Ionisation Fraction in Protoplanetary Disks I: Comparing Different Reaction Networks $nameOfConference


    • Ilgner M, Nelson RP (2005), On the Ionisation Fraction in Protoplanetary Disks II: The Effect of Turbulent Mixing on Gas--phase Chemistry $nameOfConference


    • Fromang S, Terquem C, Nelson RP (2005), Numerical simulations of type I planetary migration in nonturbulent magnetized discs $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP (2005), On the Orbital Evolution of Low Mass Protoplanets in Turbulent, Magnetised Disks $nameOfConference


    • Fogg MJ, Nelson RP (2005), Oligarchic and giant impact growth of terrestrial planets in the presence of gas giant planet migration $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2005), Models of accreting gas giant protoplanets in protostellar disks $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2005), Discs with MHD turbulence and their response to orbiting planets $nameOfConference

    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2004), Models of Accreting Gas Giant Protoplanets in Protostellar Disks $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP, Snellgrove MD (2004), The interaction of giant planets with a disc with MHD turbulence - III. Flow morphology and conditions for gap formation in local and global simulations $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2004), The interaction of giant planets with a disc with MHD turbulence - IV. Migration rates of embedded protoplanets $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP, Terquem C (2004), On the eccentricities of the extrasolar planets $nameOfConference

    • NELSON RP (2004), On the formation and Evolution of Giant Planets in Close Binary Systems Planetary Systems and Planets in Systems

    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB, Masset F (2004), Orbital eccentricity growth through disc-companion tidal interactions $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2004), Orbital migration and disc-planet interactions $nameOfConference

    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2003), Disc-planet, planet-planet, and star-planet interactions during planet formation $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP (2003), On the evolution of giant protoplanets forming in circumbinary discs $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP, Snellgrove MD (2003), The interaction of planets with a disc with MHD turbulence III: Flow morphology and conditions for gap formation in local and global simulations $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2003), The interaction of planets with a disc with MHD turbulence IV: Migration rates of embedded protoplanets $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2003), The interaction of a giant planet with a disc with MHD turbulence - I. The initial turbulent disc models $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2003), The interaction of a giant planet with a disc with MHD turbulence - II. The interaction of the planet with the disc $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2003), Disc-planet, planet-planet, and star-planet interactions during planet formation $nameOfConference

    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2002), The interaction of a giant planet with a disc with MHD turbulence I: The initial turbulent disc models $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2002), The interaction of a giant planet with a disc with MHD turbulence II: The interaction of the planet with the disc $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2002), Possible commensurabilities among pairs of extrasolar planets $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2002), Possible Commensurabilities Among Pairs of Extrasolar Planets $nameOfConference


    • White GJ, Nelson RP, White MH et al. (2002), An Overview of Induced Star Formation Near the Surfaces of Molecular Clouds $nameOfConference


    • Snellgrove MD, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2001), On disc driven inward migration of resonantly coupled planets with application to the system around GJ876 $nameOfConference


    • Augereau JC, Nelson RP, Lagrange AM et al. (2001), Dynamical modeling of large scale asymmetries in the beta Pictoris dust disk $nameOfConference


    • Snellgrove MD, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2001), On disc driven inward migration of resonantly coupled planets with application to the system around GJ876 $nameOfConference


    • Augereau JC, Nelson RP, Lagrange AM et al. (2001), Dynamical modeling of large scale asymmetries in the beta Pictoris dust disk $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP (2001), Extrasolar planets: A review of current observations and theory $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP, Masset F (2001), Orbital eccentricity growth through disc-companion tidal interaction $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB, Masset F et al. (2000), The migration and growth of protoplanets in protostellar discs $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2000), Hydrodynamic simulations of the Bardeen-Petterson effect $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (2000), Hydrodynamic Simulations of the Bardeen-Petterson Effect $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2000), Disks, Extrasolar Planets and Migration $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP (2000), Disks, extrasolar planets and migration $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB, Masset FS et al. (2000), The evolution of giant protoplanets in protostellar disks $nameOfConference

    • White GJ, Nelson RP, Holland WS et al. (1999), The Eagle Nebula's fingers - Pointers to the earliest stages of star formation? $nameOfConference

    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (1999), Hydrodynamic simulations of propagating warps and bending waves in accretion discs $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Langer WD (1999), On the stability and evolution of isolated Bok globules $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB, Masset F et al. (1999), The Migration and Growth of Protoplanets in Protostellar Discs $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (1999), Hydrodynamic Simulations of Propagating Warps and Bending Waves In Accretion Discs $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Papaloizou J, Nelson R (1999), Disks, Extrasolar Planets and Migration $nameOfConference


    • Bryden G, Chen X, Lin DNC et al. (1999), Tidally induced gap formation in protostellar disks: Gap clearing and suppression of protoplanetary growth $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Eislöffel J, Papaloizou JCB et al. (1999), Precession of collimated outflows from young stellar objects $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Terquem C, Nelson RP (1999), Protostellar Discs and Planet Formation $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Eisloffel J, Papaloizou J et al. (1998), Precession of collimated outflows from young stellar objects $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou J, Terquem C, Nelson R (1998), Discs and Planetary Formation $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Papaloizou J, Nelson R (1998), Tidally-induced warps in protostellar discs $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP (1998), Collapse and fragmentation of rotating, prolate clouds $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP et al. (1998), On the tidal interaction of a solar-type star with an orbiting companion: Excitation of g-mode oscillation and orbital evolution $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP et al. (1998), On the tidal interaction of a solar-type star with an orbiting companion: Excitation of g mode oscillation and orbital evolution $nameOfConference


    • Terquem C, Papaloizou JCB, Nelson RP et al. (1997), Oscillations in solar-type stars tidally induced by orbiting planets $nameOfConference


    • Papaloizou JCB, Larwood JD, Nelson RP et al. (1997), Precessing warped discs in close binary systems $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Langer WD (1997), The dynamics of low-mass molecular clouds in external radiation fields $nameOfConference


    • Larwood JD, Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB et al. (1996), The tidally induced warping, precession and truncation of accretion discs in binary systems: three-dimensional simulations $nameOfConference


    • Larwood JD, Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB et al. (1996), The tidally induced warping, precession and truncation of accretion discs in binary systems: Three-dimensional simulations $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (1994), Variable Smoothing Lengths and Energy Conservation in Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (1994), Variable smoothing lengths and energy conservation in smoothed particle hydrodynamics $nameOfConference


    • Nelson RP, Papaloizou JCB (1993), Three-dimensional hydrodynamic simulations of collapsing prolate clouds $nameOfConference


Supervision

I am currently supervising the PhD students Sanson Poon (thesis topic: Formation and dynamical evolution of compact systems of Super-Earths) and George Turpin (thesis topic: Hydrodynamical modelling of circumbinary discs and planets)

The following PhD projects are available but please note this is not an exhaustive description and a range of PhD projects in the theoretical modelling of planet formation of planet forming discs can be offered.

Project Title

Planetary formation and migration

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