I am mainly interested in understanding the formation and subsequent evolution of both our Solar system and extra-solar planets, and performing numerical modelling of these problems. In particular, I am currently using N-body methods to understand the objects of the outer Solar system, and a combination of N-body, hydrodynamic and viscous accretion disc modelling techniques to gain insight into the observed distribution of exo-planets. I am also interested in the development and improvement of a wide variety of numerical techniques.
The fate of planetesimal discs in young open clusters: implications for 1I/'Oumuamua, the Kuiper belt, the Oort cloud and more
Hands, T. O.; Dehnen, W.; Gration, A.; Stadel, J.; Moore, B.
Submitted to MNRAS (arXiv:1901.02465 / ADS).
Understanding the assembly of Kepler's tightly-packed planetary systems
Hands, T. O.; Alexander, R. D.; Dehnen, W.
Published in Complex Planetary Systems, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 310 (ADS).
Meetings & Conferences
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