Okuzumi Lab @ Tokyo Tech
A Planet Formation Group at EPS Department, Tokyo Institute of Technology
東京工業大学 地球惑星科学系 奥住研究室
Okuzumi Lab @ Tokyo Tech is a research group studying planet formation (惑星形成). We are particularly interested in (astro)physical processes governing planet formation and the evolution of protoplanetary disks (原始惑星系円盤). We mainly work on theoretical modeling and computer simulations but also actively collaborate with observers and cosmochemists.
What We Study
We now know that super-Earths are common in the galaxy. How do they form? Are they really similar to our own Earth?
Planets form in dusty gas disks around young stars. What physics drives the disks' evolution? How is water/ice transported in the disks?
Planets form from dust! How do dust grains stick together? How do they control the dynamics and evolution of protoplanetary disks?