My name is Jesse Weder and I am a PhD student at the University of Bern, working on planet formation theory.

Things I am interested in

  • Protoplanetary disc
  • Planet formation
  • Coding
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Photography

Current Projects

Dynamical corotation torque - going from 2D to 1D

The conservation of vortensity along streamlines towards low viscosity results in a dynamical component of the corotation torque. In order to assess the importance of this torque in planetary population syntheses, we are working on a simple prescription for use in 1D planet formation models.

Planetary migration in MHD wind-driven discs

Recently, MHD wind-driven disc evolution has proven to be a viable alternative to the classical viscous disc evolution paradigm. In an attempt moving towards planetary population syntheses in MHD wind-driven discs, we are working on updated 1D migration prescriptions valid within then new paradigm.

Disc population syntheses in high FUV environment

The presence of OB stars can induce a strong photoevaporative wind. We investigate the implications of such a wind on observables such as disc lifetime and stellar accretion rates for the viscous and MHD wind-driven disc evolution paradigm.


A complete list of my publications can be found on this ADS Library.


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