Grand challenges in protoplanetary disc modelling
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The Protoplanetary Discussions conference—held in Edinburgh, UK, from 2016 March 7th–11th—included several open sessions led by participants. This paper reports on the discussions collectively concerned with the multi-physics modelling of protoplanetary discs, including the self-consistent calculation of gas and dust dynamics, radiative transfer, and chemistry. After a short introduction to each of these disciplines in isolation, we identify a series of burning questions and grand challenges associated with their continuing development and integration. We then discuss potential pathways towards solving these challenges, grouped by strategical, technical, and collaborative developments. This paper is not intended to be a review, but rather to motivate and direct future research and collaboration across typically distinct fields based on community-driven input, to encourage further progress in our understanding of circumstellar and protoplanetary discs.
Haworth , T J , Ilee , J D , Forgan , D H , Facchini , S , Price , D J , Boneberg , D M , Booth , R A , Clarke , C J , Gonzalez , J-F , Hutchison , M A , Kamp , I , Laibe , G , Lyra , W , Meru , F , Mohanty , S , Panić , O , Rice , K , Suzuki , T , Teague , R , Walsh , C & Woitke , P 2016 , ' Grand challenges in protoplanetary disc modelling ' Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia , vol 33 , e053 . DOI: 10.1017/pasa.2016.45
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© 2016, Astronomical Society of Australia. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at www.cambridge.org / https://doi.org/10.1017/pasa.2016.45
Through most of this work TJH was funded by the STFC consolidated grant ST/K000985/1 and is now funded by an Imperial Junior research fellowship. JDI gratefully acknowledges support from the DISCSIM project, grant agreement 341137, funded by the European Research Council under ERC-2013-ADG. DHF acknowledges support from the ECOGAL project, grant agreement 291227, funded by the European Research Council under ERC-2011-ADG. DJP gratefully acknowledges funding via Future Fellowship FT130100034 from the Australian Research Council. OP is supported by the Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship.
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