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The Ballet of the Free-Floating Planets

01 Aug 2015 . category: academic . Comments
#astrophysics #gravitation #n-body #simulations #amuse #internship

What? LEAPS (Leiden/ESA Astrophysics Program for Summer Students)

When? Summer 2015

Where? Leiden University Observatory, Leiden, The Netherlands

Advisor? Dr. Lucie Jílková

Free-Floating Planets (FFP) are planets that are not gravitationally bounded to any star and they ‘float’ around space. In this project I studied the possibility for a FFP to be captured by a solar system and become bounded to the collection of bodies. I used AMUSE (http://amusecode.org) to simulate millions of incoming FFP and their interactions with the star-planet formation.


Me

Maria Camila is in love with learning, traveling, living new experiences and meeting new friends. She doesn't like trying new food tho, but she compensates it in ice-cream eating!