Sebastiaan KrijtPostdoctoral Scholar
- Research Focus:
- Planet formation, dust coagulation, protoplanetary disk evolution
- Hinds 505
After obtaining a BSc and MSc degree in physics at the University of Amsterdam, I received a PhD in astrophysics from Leiden University in 2015. In October 2015, I moved to the University of Chicago as a postdoc to join the Earths in Other Solar Systems research effort (part of NASA's Nexus for Exoplanetary System Science), a program that aims to understand the formation of habitable Earth-like planets.
I study the early stages of planet formation, where microscopic dust particles coalesce to form km-size planetesimals, the building blocks of planets. In particular, I am interested in how the dust's evolution influences the distribution of important volatiles (e.g., water, organics) in the protoplanetary nebula.
Krijt, S., Bowling, T. J., Lyons, R. J., and Ciesla, F. J. (2017) Fast litho-panspermia in the habitable zone of the TRAPPIST-1 system. The Astrophyical Journal Letters, 839, 2 [ADS]
Krijt, S., Ciesla, F. J., and Bergin, E. A. (2016) Tracing water vapor and ice during dust growth. The Astrophysical Journal, 833, 285 [ADS]
Krijt, S. & Ciesla, F. J. (2016) Dust diffusion and settling in the presence of collisions: Trapping (sub)micron grains in the midplane. The Astrophysical Journal, 822, 111 [ADS] [EOS Blog post]
Krijt, S., Ormel, C. W., Dominik, C., and Tielens, A. G. G. M. (2016) A panoptic model for planetesimal formation and pebble delivery. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 586, A20 [ADS]
Krijt, S., Ormel, C. W., Dominik, C., and Tielens, A. G. G. M. (2015) Erosion and the limits to planetesimal growth. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574, A83 [ADS]