Outbursts in Young Disks
As part of my undergraduate thesis, I developed a 1D disk model that parameterized the effects of the magnetorotational instability (MRI) and gravitational instability (GI) on the evolution of disks around young stars.
This model has been used to study the interactions of these two instabilities as the primary driver behind FU Orionis outbursts.
(Image by Zhu et al. 2010)
Observing disk turbulence with ALMA
ALMA observations of disk structure
Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in protoplanetary disks
Athena code development
Mesoscale structures in MRI-driven turbulence
Outbursts in disks around young stars