Gijs MuldersPostdoctoral Scholar

Research Focus:
Exoplanets, Planet Formation, Protoplanetary Disks
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I obtained my PhD at the the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, working with Carsten Dominik and Michiel Min on radiative transfer modeling of protoplanetary disks. From 2013 to 2018 I was a postdoc at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, where I worked with Ilaria Pascucci and Daniel Apai and as part of the EOS/NExSS team.

Research Interests

I study the origins of planets, by comparing exoplanet survey data with the properties of protoplanetary disks, and by connecting them through planet formation models. In particular, I am interested in the formation of planets around low mass M dwarfs stars. 

Selected Publications

Mulders (2018)

Planet Populations as a Function of Stellar Properties

Handbook of Exoplanets, edited by Deeg, H. J. & Belmonte, J. A.

Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I. Apai, D., Ciesla, F. J. (2018)

The Exoplanet Population Observation Simulator. I. The Inner Edges of Planetary Systems

The Astronomical Journal, Volume 156, 24

Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I. Apai, D., Frasca, A.; Molenda-Żakowicz, J. (2016)

A Super-solar Metallicity for Stars with Hot Rocky Exoplanets

The Astronomical Journal, Volume 152, 187

Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I. Apai, D. (2015a)

A Stellar-mass-dependent Drop in Planet Occurrence Rates

The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 798, 112

Mulders, G. D., Ciesla, F. J., Min, M., Pascucci, I. (2015b)

The Snow Line in Viscous Disks around Low-mass Stars: Implications for Water Delivery to Terrestrial Planets in the Habitable Zone

The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 807, 9

Mulders, G. D., Pascucci, I. Apai, D. (2015c)

An Increase in the Mass of Planetary Systems around Lower-mass Stars

The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 814, 130

Mulders, G. D. & Dominik (2012)

Probing the turbulent mixing strength in protoplanetary disks across the stellar mass range: no significant variations

Astronomy & Astrophysics, 539, 9

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