PTYS/LPL Faculty

Kuiper 530

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Ilaria Pascucci

Associate Professor

Ph.D., 2004, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg

Years with LPL: 2011 to present

Astrobiology, Exoplanets; Planetary Formation and Evolution, Planetary Astronomy

My research is directed towards understanding how planets form and evolve and how common are planetary systems like our own Solar system. To this end, my group carries out observations aimed at characterizing the physical and chemical evolution of gaseous dust disks around young stars, the birth sites of planets. In addition, we use exoplanet surveys to re-construct the intrinsic frequency of planets around mature stars. By linking the birth sites of planets to the exoplanet populations, we contribute to building a comprehensive and predictive planet formation theory, a necessary step in identifying which nearby stars most likely host a habitable planet like Earth.

View LPL Evening Lecture from September 5, 2012, Where Did All Earth Water Come From?

Current Grants

  • Earths in Other Solar Systems: NASA/Nexus
  • The Evolution of Disk Winds: National Science Foundation
  • The Planetary Systems in the Solar Neighborhood: NASA/ADAP
  • Evolution of the Gas/Mass Ratio in Protoplanetary Disks: NASA/XRP
  • Alien Earths: NASA/NExSS 

Current Spacecraft Involvement

Mission Concept Studies

  • Hyperion, NASA/MIDEX

Former Spacecraft Involvement

  • Spitzer Space Telescope, FEPS legacy program (Co-investigator) and GO programs (PI)
  • Herschel Space Observatory, GASPS Open Time Key Program key program (Co-investigator) and GO programs (PI) 
  • Hubble Space Telescope GO programs (PI and Co-investigator)

Mission Concept Studies

Current Graduate Students

Former Students

  • Nathaniel P. Hendler, graduate student, 2014-2020, Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Molly Simon, graduate student, 2013-2016, University of Arizona
  • James Keane, graduate student, 2011-2013, University of Arizona
  • Judit Szulagyi, undergraduate, 2010-2012, Space Telescope Science Institute and Eotvos Lorand University
  • Laszlo Szucs, undergraduate, 2009-2011, Space Telescope Science Institute and University of Szeged
  • Emily Hardegree-Ullman, undergraduate, honors thesis, 2006-2007, University of Arizona

Current Postdocs

Former Postdocs

  • Andrea Banzatti, 2016 - 2019, now Faculty at Texas State University
  • Min Fang, 2016 - 2019, now Faculty at China Xiamen University
  • Gijs Mulders, 2013-2018, now Faculty at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile
  • Elisabetta Rigliaco, 2011-2014, INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Padova
  • David Fedele, 2009-2011, now Astronomer at INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Arcetri
  • Veronica Roccatagliata, 2010-2011, now Astronomer at INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Arcetri
  • Basmah Riaz, 2009-2010, now Postdoc at MPE Germany

 

 

Complete publications list available from: NASA ADS Author search: Ilaria Pascucci

Recent refereed publications (NASA ADS): Years 2019 through 2020

Banzatti, Andrea, Pascucci, Ilaria, Bosman, Arthur D., Pinilla, Paola, Salyk, Colette, Herczeg, Gregory J., Pontoppidan, Klaus M., Vazquez, Ivan, Watkins, Andrew, Krijt, Sebastiaan, Hendler, Nathan, & Long, Feng 2020, The Astrophysical Journal. Hints for Icy Pebble Migration Feeding an Oxygen-rich Chemistry in the Inner Planet-forming Region of Disks

Pascucci, Ilaria, Banzatti, Andrea, Gorti, Uma, Fang, Min, Pontoppidan, Klaus, Alexander, Richard, Ballabio, Giulia, Edwards, Suzan, Salyk, Colette, Sacco, Germano, Flaccomio, Ettore, Blake, Geoffrey A., Carmona, Andres, Hall, Cassandra, Kamp, Inga, Käufl, Hans Ulrich, Meeus, Gwendolyn, Meyer, Michael, Pauly, Tyler, Steendam, Simon, & Sterzik, Michael 2020, The Astrophysical Journal. The Evolution of Disk Winds from a Combined Study of Optical and Infrared Forbidden Lines

Long, Feng, Pinilla, Paola, Herczeg, Gregory J., Andrews, Sean M., Harsono, Daniel, Johnstone, Doug, Ragusa, Enrico, Pascucci, Ilaria, Wilner, David J., Hendler, Nathan, Jennings, Jeff, Liu, Yao, Lodato, Giuseppe, Menard, Francois, van de Plas, Gerrit, & Dipierro, Giovanni 2020, The Astrophysical Journal. Dual-wavelength ALMA Observations of Dust Rings in Protoplanetary Disks

Mulders, Gijs D., O'Brien, David P., Ciesla, Fred J., Apai, Dániel, & Pascucci, Ilaria 2020, The Astrophysical Journal. Earths in Other Solar Systems' N-body Simulations: The Role of Orbital Damping in Reproducing the Kepler Planetary Systems

Manara, C. F., Natta, A., Rosotti, G. P., Alcalá, J. M., Nisini, B., Lodato, G., Testi, L., Pascucci, I., Hillenbrand, L., Carpenter, J., Scholz, A., Fedele, D., Frasca, A., Mulders, G., Rigliaco, E., Scardoni, C., & Zari, E. 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics. X-shooter survey of disk accretion in Upper Scorpius. I. Very high accretion rates at age > 5 Myr

Hendler, Nathanial, Pascucci, Ilaria, Pinilla, Paola, Tazzari, Marco, Carpenter, John, Malhotra, Renu, & Testi, Leonardo 2020, The Astrophysical Journal. The Evolution of Dust Disk Sizes from a Homogeneous Analysis of 1-10 Myr old Stars

Moór, Attila, Pawellek, Nicole, Ábrahám, Péter, Kóspál, Ágnes, Vida, Krisztián, Pál, András, Dutrey, Anne, Folco, Emmanuel Di, Hughes, A. Meredith, Kral, Quentin, & Pascucci, Ilaria 2020, The Astronomical Journal. The Big Sibling of AU Mic: A Cold Dust-rich Debris Disk around CP-72 2713 in the β Pic Moving Group

Sanchis, E., Testi, L., Natta, A., Manara, C. F., Ercolano, B., Preibisch, T., Henning, T., Facchini, S., Miotello, A., de Gregorio-Monsalvo, I., Lopez, C., Mužić, K., Pascucci, I., Santamaría-Miranda, A., Scholz, A., Tazzari, M., van Terwisga, S., & Williams, J. P. 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics. Demographics of disks around young very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in Lupus (Corrigendum)

Liu, Beibei, Lambrechts, Michiel, Johansen, Anders, Pascucci, Ilaria, & Henning, Thomas 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics. Pebble-driven planet formation around very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs

Pinilla, Paola, Pascucci, Ilaria, & Marino, Sebastian 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics. Hints on the origins of particle traps in protoplanetary disks given by the M<SUB>dust</SUB> - M<SUB>⋆</SUB> relation

Sanchis, E., Testi, L., Natta, A., Manara, C. F., Ercolano, B., Preibisch, T., Henning, T., Facchini, S., Miotello, A., de Gregorio-Monsalvo, I., Lopez, C., Mužić, K., Pascucci, I., Santamaría-Miranda, A., Scholz, A., Tazzari, M., van Terwisga, S., & Williams, J. P. 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics. Demographics of disks around young very low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in Lupus

Mulders, Gijs D., Mordasini, Christoph, Pascucci, Ilaria, Ciesla, Fred J., Emsenhuber, Alexandre, & Apai, Dániel 2019, The Astrophysical Journal. The Exoplanet Population Observation Simulator. II. Population Synthesis in the Era of Kepler

Moór, Attila, Kral, Quentin, Ábrahám, Péter, Kóspál, Ágnes, Dutrey, Anne, Di Folco, Emmanuel, Hughes, A. Meredith, Juhász, Attila, Pascucci, Ilaria, & Pawellek, Nicole 2019, The Astrophysical Journal. New Millimeter CO Observations of the Gas-rich Debris Disks 49 Cet and HD 32297

Pascucci, Ilaria, Mulders, Gijs D., & Lopez, Eric 2019, The Astrophysical Journal. The Impact of Stripped Cores on the Frequency of Earth-size Planets in the Habitable Zone

Long, Feng, Herczeg, Gregory J., Harsono, Daniel, Pinilla, Paola, Tazzari, Marco, Manara, Carlo F., Pascucci, Ilaria, Cabrit, Sylvie, Nisini, Brunella, Johnstone, Doug, Edwards, Suzan, Salyk, Colette, Menard, Francois, Lodato, Giuseppe, Boehler, Yann, Mace, Gregory N., Liu, Yao, Mulders, Gijs D., Hendler, Nathanial, Ragusa, Enrico, Fischer, William J., Banzatti, Andrea, Rigliaco, Elisabetta, van de Plas, Gerrit, Dipierro, Giovanni, Gully-Santiago, Michael, & Lopez-Valdivia, Ricardo 2019, The Astrophysical Journal. Compact Disks in a High-resolution ALMA Survey of Dust Structures in the Taurus Molecular Cloud

Pawellek, Nicole, Moór, Attila, Pascucci, Ilaria, & Krivov, Alexander V. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Dust spreading in debris discs: do small grains cling on to their birth environment?

Fang, Min, Pascucci, Ilaria, Kim, Jinyoung Serena, & Edwards, Suzan 2019, The Astrophysical Journal. Double-peaked [O I] Profile: A Likely Signature of the Gaseous Ring around KH 15D

Lodato, Giuseppe, Dipierro, Giovanni, Ragusa, Enrico, Long, Feng, Herczeg, Gregory J., Pascucci, Ilaria, Pinilla, Paola, Manara, Carlo F., Tazzari, Marco, Liu, Yao, Mulders, Gijs D., Harsono, Daniel, Boehler, Yann, Ménard, François, Johnstone, Doug, Salyk, Colette, van der Plas, Gerrit, Cabrit, Sylvie, Edwards, Suzan, Fischer, William J., Hendler, Nathan, Nisini, Brunella, Rigliaco, Elisabetta, Avenhaus, Henning, Banzatti, Andrea, & Gully-Santiago, Michael 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The newborn planet population emerging from ring-like structures in discs

Miley, J. M., Panić, O., Haworth, T. J., Pascucci, I., Wyatt, M., Clarke, C., Richards, A. M. S., & Ratzka, T. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Asymmetric mid-plane gas in ALMA images of HD 100546

Fernandes, Rachel B., Mulders, Gijs D., Pascucci, Ilaria, Mordasini, Christoph, & Emsenhuber, Alexandre 2019, The Astrophysical Journal. Hints for a Turnover at the Snow Line in the Giant Planet Occurrence Rate

Liu, Yao, Pascucci, Ilaria, & Henning, Thomas 2019, Astronomy and Astrophysics. CLIcK: a Continuum and Line fItting Kit for circumstellar disks

Liu, Yao, Dipierro, Giovanni, Ragusa, Enrico, Lodato, Giuseppe, Herczeg, Gregory J., Long, Feng, Harsono, Daniel, Boehler, Yann, Menard, Francois, Johnstone, Doug, Pascucci, Ilaria, Pinilla, Paola, Salyk, Colette, van der Plas, Gerrit, Cabrit, Sylvie, Fischer, William J., Hendler, Nathan, Manara, Carlo F., Nisini, Brunella, Rigliaco, Elisabetta, Avenhaus, Henning, Banzatti, Andrea, & Gully-Santiago, Michael 2019, Astronomy and Astrophysics. Ring structure in the MWC 480 disk revealed by ALMA

Banzatti, Andrea, Pascucci, Ilaria, Edwards, Suzan, Fang, Min, Gorti, Uma, & Flock, Mario 2019, The Astrophysical Journal. Kinematic Links and the Coevolution of MHD Winds, Jets, and Inner Disks from a High-resolution Optical [O I] Survey

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