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Project 2.5: Formation and composition of core-dominated planets

Project 2.5 is led by Yann Alibert, and  structured around two different axes. The first axis consists in the study of  planet formation in different environments , with a focus on gas-poor planets and their volatile content. These planets are indeed the only ones that can potentially be habitable, so the study of their formation and composition is of fundamental importance. The second axis is to develop new advanced statistical techniques, inspired by machine learning and big data science . These new methods are necessary in order to process the vast amount of data coming from both simulations and present-day and future observations.

Planet formation in different environments

We develop planetary system formation models, based on either planetesimal or pebble accretion, and for solar and low-mass stars. See more on our dedicated page.

Planetary system formation around a low mass star

Formation of a planetary system around a Trappist-1 like star. The horizontal axis shows the semi-major axis of the planets (initially 50 planetary embryos), the vertical axis showing their mass. The size of the center of the symbols representing planets is proportional to their core radius, and the size of the layer above the center is proportional to the thickness of the planets’ atmosphere. Finally, the color code represents the amount of ices in the planet. At some point on the video, the mean motion resonances appear on the plot, and, towards the end, the location of the Trappist-1 system in the diagram appear.

Machine learning in planetary sciences

Planetary system formation model generate a very large amount of data that must be analysed using machine learning and advanced statistical tools.

TSNE based on the similarity between planetary systems

Exemple of dimensionality reduction (a type of unsupervised machine learning technique). In the video, the location of points (each of them representing a planetary system) is computed in order to reflect the similarity between planetary systems (closer points represent similar planetary systems).

Authors:
Jutzi, Martin; Michel, Patrick; Richardson, Derek C.
Publication:
Icarus, Volume 317, p. 215-228.
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(c) 2019 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

2018 December

Authors:
Wada, Koji; Grott, Matthias; Michel, Patrick; Walsh, Kevin J.; Barucci, Antonella M.; Biele, Jens; Blum, Jürgen; Ernst, Carolyn M.; Grundmann, Jan Thimo; Gundlach, Bastian; Hagermann, Axel; Hamm, Maximilian; Jutzi, Martin; Kim, Myung-Jin; Kührt, Ekkehard; Le Corre, Lucille; Libourel, Guy; Lichtenheldt, Roy; Maturilli, Alessandro; Messenger, Scott R.; Michikami, Tatsuhiro; Miyamoto, Hideaki; Mottola, Stefano; Müller, Thomas; Nakamura, Akiko M.; Nittler, Larry R.; Ogawa, Kazunori; Okada, Tatsuaki; Palomba, Ernesto; Sakatani, Naoya; Schröder, Stefan E.; Senshu, Hiroki; Takir, Driss; Zolensky, Michael E.
Publication:
Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, Volume 5, Issue 1, article id. 82, 30 pp.
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(c) 2018

2018 November

Authors:
Brügger, N.; Alibert, Y.; Ataiee, S.; Benz, W.
Publication:
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 619, id.A174, 13 pp.

2018 October

Authors:
Dorn, Caroline; Mosegaard, Klaus; Grimm, Simon L.; Alibert, Yann
Publication:
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 865, Issue 1, article id. 20, 17 pp. (2018).

2018 August

Authors:
Dipierro, Giovanni; Laibe, Guillaume; Alexander, Richard; Hutchison, Mark
Publication:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 479, Issue 3, p.4187-4206
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2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

2018 August

Authors:
Price, Daniel J.; Wurster, James; Tricco, Terrence S.; Nixon, Chris; Toupin, Stéven; Pettitt, Alex; Chan, Conrad; Mentiplay, Daniel; Laibe, Guillaume; Glover, Simon; Dobbs, Clare; Nealon, Rebecca; Liptai, David; Worpel, Hauke; Bonnerot, Clément; Dipierro, Giovanni; Ballabio, Giulia; Ragusa, Enrico; Federrath, Christoph; Iaconi, Roberto; Reichardt, Thomas; Forgan, Duncan; Hutchison, Mark; Constantino, Thomas; Ayliffe, Ben; Hirsh, Kieran; Lodato, Giuseppe
Publication:
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Volume 35, id.e031 82 pp.
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2018: Astronomical Society of Australia

2018 August

Authors:
Bolmont, Emeline; Coleman, Gavin; Blanco-Cuaresma, Sergi
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-1070

2018 August

Authors:
Ribas, I.; Tuomi, M.; Reiners, A.; Butler, R. P.; Morales, J. C.; Perger, M.; Dreizler, S.; Rodríguez-López, C.; González Hernández, J. I.; Rosich, A.; Feng, F.; Trifonov, T.; Vogt, S. S.; Caballero, J. A.; Hatzes, A.; Herrero, E.; Jeffers, S. V.; Lafarga, M.; Murgas, F.; Nelson, R. P.; Rodríguez, E.; Strachan, J. B. P.; Tal-Or, L.; Teske, J.; Toledo-Padrón, B.; Zechmeister, M.; Quirrenbach, A.; Amado, P. J.; Azzaro, M.; Béjar, V. J. S.; Barnes, J. R.; Berdiñas, Z. M.; Burt, J.; Coleman, G.; Cortés-Contreras, M.; Crane, J.; Engle, S. G.; Guinan, E. F.; Haswell, C. A.; Henning, Th.; Holden, B.; Jenkins, J.; Jones, H. R. A.; Kaminski, A.; Kiraga, M.; Kürster, M.; Lee, M. H.; López-González, M. J.; Montes, D.; Morin, J.; Ofir, A.; Pallé, E.; Rebolo, R.; Reffert, S.; Schweitzer, A.; Seifert, W.; Shectman, S. A.; Staab, D.; Street, R. A.; Suárez Mascareño, A.; Tsapras, Y.; Wang, S. X.; Anglada-Escudé, G.
Publication:
Nature, Volume 563, Issue 7731, p.365-368

2018 October

Authors:
Mathis, Stéphane; Bolmont, Emeline; Gallet, Florian; Damiani, Cilia; Charbonnel, Corinne; Amard, Louis; Alibert, Yann
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-439

2018 August

Authors:
Michel, Patrick; Küppers, Michael; Biele, Jens; Campo Bagatin, Adriano; Carry, Benoît; Charnoz, Sébastien; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Green, Simon; Hérique, Alain; Jutzi, Martin; Karatekin, Ozgur; de Leon, Julia; Murdoch, Naomi; Pravec, Petr; Sierks, Holger; Tortora, Paolo; Tsiganis, Kleomenis; Vincent, Jean-Baptiste; Wünnemmann, Kai; Carnelli, Ian
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-620

2018 August

Authors:
Turrini, D.; Svetsov, V.; Consolmagno, G.; Sirono, S.; Jutzi, M.
Publication:
Icarus, Volume 311, p. 224-241.
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(c) 2018 Elsevier Inc.

2018 August

Authors:
Brügger, Natacha; Alibert, Yann; Ataiee, Sareh; Benz, Willy
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-59

2018 August

Authors:
Ataiee, S.; Baruteau, C.; Alibert, Y.; Benz, W.
Publication:
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 615, id.A110, 11 pp.

2018 June

Authors:
Michel, Patrick; Marchi, S.; Jutzi, M.; Schwartz, Stephen; Zhang, Yun; Richardson, Derek C.
Publication:
42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 14-22 July 2018, in Pasadena, California, USA, Abstract id. B1.1-2-18.

2018 June

Authors:
Morbidelli, Alessandro; Karato, Shun-Ichiro; Ikoma, Masahiro; Alibert, Yann; Blanc, Michel; Elkins-Tanton, Lindy; Estrada, Paul; Hamano, Keiko; Lammer, Helmut; Raymond, Sean; Schönbächler, Maria
Publication:
Space Science Reviews, Volume 214, Issue 7, article id. 110, 8 pp.
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(c) 2018: Springer Nature B.V.

2018 September

Authors:
Reinhardt, Christian; Stadel, Joachim
Publication:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 467, Issue 4, p.4252-4263
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2017 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

2017 May

Authors:
Alibert, Yann; Venturini, Julia; Helled, Ravit; Ataiee, Sareh; Burn, Remo; Senecal, Luc; Benz, Willy; Mayer, Lucio; Mordasini, Christoph; Quanz, Sascha P.; Schönbächler, Maria
Publication:
Nature Astronomy, Volume 2, p. 873-877

2018 July

Authors:
Dorn, C.; Harrison, J. H. D.; Bonsor, A.; Hands, T. O.
Publication:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 484, Issue 1, p.712-727
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2018 The Author(s) Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

2019 February

Authors:
Hoeijmakers, H. Jens; Ehrenreich, David; Heng, Kevin; Kitzmann, Daniel; Grimm, Simon L.; Allart, Romain; Deitrick, Russell; Wyttenbach, Aurélien; Oreshenko, Maria; Pino, Lorenzo; Rimmer, Paul B.; Molinari, Emilio; Di Fabrizio, Luca
Publication:
Nature, Volume 560, Issue 7719, p.453-455

2018 July

Authors:
Suzuki, Daisuke; Bennett, David P.; Ida, Shigeru; Mordasini, Christoph; Bhattacharya, Aparna; Bond, Ian A.; Donachie, Martin; Fukui, Akihiko; Hirao, Yuki; Koshimoto, Naoki; Miyazaki, Shota; Nagakane, Masayuki; Ranc, Clément; Rattenbury, Nicholas J.; Sumi, Takahiro; Alibert, Yann; Lin, Douglas N. C.
Publication:
The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 869, Issue 2, article id. L34, 6 pp. (2018).

2018 November

Authors:
Pino, Lorenzo; Ehrenreich, David; Allart, Romain; Lovis, Christophe; Brogi, Matteo; Malik, Matej; Nascimbeni, Valerio; Pepe, Francesco; Piotto, Giampaolo
Publication:
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 619, id.A3, 18 pp.

2018 September

Authors:
Riebe, M. E. I.; Welten, K. C.; Meier, M. M. M.; Wieler, R.; Barth, M. I. F.; Ward, D.; Laubenstein, M.; Bischoff, A.; Caffee, M. W.; Nishiizumi, K.; Busemann, H.
Publication:
Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Volume 52, Issue 11, pp. 2353-2374
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Copyright 2017 The Meteoritical Society

2017 October

Authors:
Burn, Remo; Alibert, Yann; Mordasini, Christoph; Leleu, Adrien; Schlecker, Martin
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-376

2018 August

Authors:
Tamfal, Tomas; Drążkowska, Joanna; Mayer, Lucio; Surville, Clement
Publication:
The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 863, Issue 1, article id. 97, 13 pp. (2018).

2018 July

Authors:
Lichtenberg, Tim; Golabek, Gregor J.; Burn, Remo; Meyer, Michael R.; Alibert, Yann; Gerya, Taras V.; Mordasini, Christoph A.
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-132

2018 August

Authors:
Sestovic, Marko; Demory, Brice-Olivier; Queloz, Didier
Publication:
Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 616, id.A76, 13 pp.

2018 July

Authors:
Surville, Clément; Mayer, Lucio; Alibert, Yann
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-1145

2018 August

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1970 January

Authors:
Leleu, Adrien; Coleman, Gavin; Ataiee, Sareh
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-426

2018 August

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1970 January

Authors:
Leleu, Adrien; Jutzi, Martin; Rubin, Martin
Publication:
European Planetary Science Congress 2018, held 16-21 September 2018 at TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, id.EPSC2018-247

2018 August

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1970 January

Authors:
Magrin, Demetrio; Viotto, Valentina; Beck, Thomas; Bruno, Giordano; Baroni, Marco; Turella, Andrea; Marinai, Massimo; Bergomi, Maria; Biondi, Federico; Munari, Matteo; Marafatto, Luca; Farinato, Jacopo; Greggio, Davide; Dima, Marco; Scandariato, Gaetano; Pagano, Isabella; Ragazzoni, Roberto; Rieder, Martin; Busch, Martin Diego; Piazza, Daniele; Bandy, Timothy; Broeg, Christopher; Fortier, Andrea; Hernandez, Eduardo; Cessa, Virginie; Benz, Willy; Piotto, Giampaolo; Giannuzzo, Ester; Dami, Michele; Battistelli, Enrico; Salatti, Mario; Tommasi, Elisabetta; De Angelis, Luigi; Deep, Atul; Ngan, Ivan; Ratti, Francesco; Gambicorti, Lisa; Rando, Nicola
Publication:
Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10698, id. 106983B 8 pp. (2018).
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(c) 2018: SPIE. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.

2018 June

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1970 January

Authors:
Broeg, Christopher; Benz, Willy; Fortier, Andrea
Publication:
42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 14-22 July 2018, in Pasadena, California, USA, Abstract id. E4.1-5-18.

2018 June

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1970 January

Authors:
Leleu, A.; Jutzi, M.; Rubin, M.
Publication:
Nature Astronomy, Volume 2, p. 555-561

2018 June

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1970 January

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