PTYS/LPL Faculty

Ilaria Pascucci

Associate Professor
Planetary formation and evolution
Ph.D., 2004, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg

Kuiper 530

Years with LPL: 2011 to present


Dr. Pascucci’s research is directed towards understanding the formation and evolution of giant and terrestrial planets in the Solar System and in other planetary systems. She is particularly interested in merging the cosmochemist view of the solar nebula evolution with the astronomical view of protoplanetary disk evolution and planet formation.

Her research activities include studies of exoplanetary architectures, evolution and dispersal of the pre-planetary material around young stars and associated physical mechanisms, and evolution of volatiles (e.g., water) in protoplanetary disks in relation to their delivery to terrestrial planets.

Current Grants

  • The Masses of Brown Dwarf Disks and the Disk-Stellar Mass Scaling Relation: Herschel Space Observatory
  • Understanding Protoplanetary Disk Winds and Planet Interactions via Disk Emission Lines: NSF
  • Earths in Other Solar Systems: NASA/Nexus
  • SLICK - Scaling Laws In Circumstellar disKs: NSF
  • The Evolution of Disk Winds: NSF

Current PTYS Graduate Students

Student Collaborations/Advising

Former Students

  • Molly Simon, graduate student, 2013-2016, University of Arizona
  • Nathaniel P. Hendler, undergraduate, honors thesis, 2013, 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

  • Andrea Banzatti
  • Min Fang

Former Postdocs

  • Elisabetta Rigliaco, 2011-2014, University of Arizona
  • David Fedele, 2009-2011, Space Telescope Science Institute and Johns Hopkins University
  • Gijs Mulders, 2013-2018, University of Arizona
  • Veronica Roccatagliata, 2010-2011, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Basmah Riaz, 2009-2010, Space Telescope Science Institute



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

Refereed publications (NASA ADS): Calendar Year 2016 through July 2018

Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I., Apai, D., Ciesla, F. J. The Exoplanet Population Observation Simulator. I. The Inner Edges of Planetary Systems 2018AJ....156...24M

Eisner, J. A., Arce, H. G., Ballering, N. P., Bally, J., Andrews, S. M., Boyden, R. D., Di Francesco, J., Fang, M., Johnstone, D., Kim, J. S., Mann, R. K., Matthews, B., Pascucci, I., Ricci, L., Sheehan, P. D., Williams, J. P. Protoplanetary Disk Properties in the Orion Nebula Cluster: Initial Results from Deep, High-resolution ALMA Observations 2018ApJ...860...77E

Pinilla, P., Tazzari, M., Pascucci, I., Youdin, A. N., Garufi, A., Manara, C. F., Testi, L., van der Plas, G., Barenfeld, S. A., Canovas, H., Cox, E. G., Hendler, N. P., Pérez, L. M., van der Marel, N. Homogeneous Analysis of the Dust Morphology of Transition Disks Observed with ALMA: Investigating Dust Trapping and the Origin of the Cavities 2018ApJ...859...32P

Pascucci, I., Mulders, G. D., Gould, A., Fernandes, R. A Universal Break in the Planet-to-star Mass-ratio Function of Kepler MKG Stars 2018ApJ...856L..28P

Liu, H. B., Dunham, M. M., Pascucci, I., Bourke, T. L., Hirano, N., Longmore, S., Andrews, S., Carrasco-González, C., Forbrich, J., Galván-Madrid, R., Girart, J. M., Green, J. D., Juárez, C., Kóspál, Á., Manara, C. F., Palau, A., Takami, M., Testi, L., Vorobyov, E. I. A 1.3 mm SMA survey of 29 variable young stellar objects 2018A&A...612A..54L

Hendler, N. P., Pinilla, P., Pascucci, I., Pohl, A., Mulders, G., Henning, T., Dong, R., Clarke, C., Owen, J., Hollenbach, D. A likely planet-induced gap in the disc around T Cha 2018MNRAS.475L..62H

Fedele, D., Tazzari, M., Booth, R., Testi, L., Clarke, C. J., Pascucci, I., Kospal, A., Semenov, D., Bruderer, S., Henning, T., Teague, R. ALMA continuum observations of the protoplanetary disk AS 209. Evidence of multiple gaps opened by a single planet 2018A&A...610A..24F

Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I., Manara, C. F., Testi, L., Herczeg, G. J., Henning, T., Mohanty, S., Lodato, G.  Constraints from Dust Mass and Mass Accretion Rate Measurements on Angular Momentum Transport in Protoplanetary Disks 2017ApJ...847...31M

Long, F., Herczeg, G. J., Pascucci, I., Drabek-Maunder, E., Mohanty, S., Testi, L., Apai, D., Hendler, N., Henning, T., Manara, C. F., Mulders, G. D.  An ALMA Survey of CO Isotopologue Emission from Protoplanetary Disks in Chamaeleon I 2017ApJ...844...99L

Manara, C. F., Testi, L., Herczeg, G. J., Pascucci, I., Alcalá, J. M., Natta, A., Antoniucci, S., Fedele, D., Mulders, G. D., Henning, T., Mohanty, S., Prusti, T., Rigliaco, E.  X-shooter study of accretion in Chamaeleon I. II. A steeper increase of accretion with stellar mass for very low-mass stars? 2017A&A...604A.127M

Ricci, L., Cazzoletti, P., Czekala, I., Andrews, S. M., Wilner, D., Szűcs, L., Lodato, G., Testi, L., Pascucci, I., Mohanty, S., Apai, D., Carpenter, J. M., Bowler, B. P.  ALMA Observations of the Young Substellar Binary System 2M1207 2017AJ....154...24R

Hendler, N. P., Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I., Greenwood, A., Kamp, I., Henning, T., Ménard, F., Dent, W. R. F., Evans, N. J., II  Hints for Small Disks around Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs 2017ApJ...841..116H

Ercolano, B., Pascucci, I.  The dispersal of planet-forming discs: theory confronts observations 2017RSOS....470114E

Fang, M., Kim, J. S., Pascucci, I., Apai, D., Zhang, L., Sicilia-Aguilar, A., Alonso-Martínez, M., Eiroa, C., Wang, H.  NGC 1980 Is Not a Foreground Population of Orion: Spectroscopic Survey of Young Stars with Low Extinction in Orion A 2017AJ....153..188F

Fang, M., Kim, J. S., Pascucci, I., Apai, D., Manara, C. F.  A Candidate Planetary-mass Object with a Photoevaporating Disk in Orion 2016ApJ...833L..16F

Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I., Apai, D., Frasca, A., Molenda-Żakowicz, J.  A Super-solar Metallicity for Stars with Hot Rocky Exoplanets 2016AJ....152..187M

Simon, M. N., Pascucci, I., Edwards, S., Feng, W., Gorti, U., Hollenbach, D., Rigliaco, E., Keane, J. T.  Tracing Slow Winds from T Tauri Stars via Low-velocity Forbidden Line Emission 2016ApJ...831..169S

Pascucci, I., Testi, L., Herczeg, G. J., Long, F., Manara, C. F., Hendler, N., Mulders, G. D., Krijt, S., Ciesla, F., Henning, T., Mohanty, S., Drabek-Maunder, E., Apai, D., Szűcs, L., Sacco, G., Olofsson, J.  A Steeper than Linear Disk Mass-Stellar Mass Scaling Relation 2016ApJ...831..125P

Kastner, J. H., Principe, D. A., Punzi, K., Stelzer, B., Gorti, U., Pascucci, I., Argiroffi, C.  M Stars in the TW Hya Association: Stellar X-Rays and Disk Dissipation 2016AJ....152....3K

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