Planet Formation Group
Astrophysics Department, School of Physics, University of Bristol


Former group members

  • Tom Lewis (MSc student)
  • Dr Thomas Denman (PhD student)
  • Dr Mia Mace (PhD student)
  • Dr Stefan Lines (PhD student)
  • Dr Jack Dobinson (PhD student)
  • Dr Amy Bonsor (postdoc)


Our work focuses on numerical simulations of planet formation, covering the topics of collisional evolution of planetesimals, young planets in transitional disks, circumbinary planets, formation of a the Earth and the Moon, extreme debris disks, giant impacts, and planetary atmospheres.

Planet Collisions
Artist: Lynette Cook.