Daniel HarsonoI am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the planet formation group working with Prof. Kees Dullemond. Previously, I was at Leiden Observatory working with Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck.
My current research focuses on the formation of chondrules. This is related to the formation of our own solar system and the evolution of protoplanetary disks. The main method that will be explored is the formation of chondrules via planetesimals collision. The approach is mainly numerical/theoretical with the inclusion of radiative transfer effects in 1D to 3D. The aim is to compare with the experimental results.
I have also worked on accretion disk formation around low-mass stars. By using theoretical models and observations, I aim to constrain the physical structure of the rotationally supported disks. The structure of the accretion disk has an important effect on star formation process and the final disk structure which is responsible for formation of planets.
Center for Astronomy (ZAH)
Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA)
email: harsono at strw.leidenuniv.nl