Origin of hot Super-Earths and the vortex-assisted mode of planet formation (NASA proposal number 16-XRP16_2-0063)
In spite of steady advances, planet formation remains, by and large, a mystery. Although a relatively consistent theory has been developed in the past two decades, its application to the observed distribution of exoplanets has not fared too well. In this proposal, we aim to solve one of the most vexing problems that arose from this comparison, which is the prediction of a dearth of p...
Exoplanets, Accretion Disks, and Planet Formation