The amplification or dampening of hydrodynamically instable features may be modified by the presence of dust. Also the dynamics of dust will surely follow pressure maxima in a protoplanetary disc. Therefore there is ample potential for complex interactions between the gas and dust material which we aim to study.
Members working on this project
Hydrodynamic vortices as dust traps (M.Sc project).
Mean Gas opacities for circumstellar environments (PhD Project).