Approximately 50% of Sun-like stars harbor exoplanets orbiting at a distance less than the orbit of Mercury.
I am exploring the possibility that this bimodal distribution arises from the orientation of large scale magnetic fields with respect to the axis of the protoplanetary disk precursor to these systems.
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