Website of Simon Müller

PhD student in Theoretical Astrophysics & Cosmology at the University of Zürich

welcome to my personal website!

I'm a fast-track PhD student at the University of Zürich in the group of Ravit Helled working on the formation and evolution of giant planets.


One of the areas I'm working on is the formation of gas giant planets in the disk instability framework. We are using a semi-analytical population synthesis model to explore the influece of model assumptions such as gap opening, stellar & disk models and initial conditions on protoplanetary clumps.
Head over to arXiv:1801.03384 if you'd like to know more.

For my latest project I'm using the open source stellar evolution code MESA to model and investigate the evolution of gas giants over a billion years time-scale. Modelling the long term evolution is an important part of connecting the formation history to observables such as planetary radius and luminosity.

Get in touch

Institute for Computational Science
Center for Theoretical Astrophysics and Cosmology
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich, Switzerland
Office: Y11-F92