Curriculum Vitae

Employment

  • Research Associate | University of Leicester (2022 -- present)

Education

  • PhD Physics (submitted) | University of Warwick (2018 -- 2022)
  • Mphys Astrophysics, First Class | University of Edinburgh (2013 -- 2018)

Research Interests

  • Planet migration in gravitationally unstable protoplanetary discs.
  • Impact of planet-disc interactions on the structure of protoplanetary discs.
  • Warped gravitationally unstable protoplanetary discs.
  • The dust dynamics in protoplanetary discs.
  • Connecting simulations with observed disc features.

Publications (First Author)

  • Rowther, S., Nealon, R., and Meru, F. "Continuing to hide signatures of gravitational instability in protoplanetary discs with planets", 2023, MNRAS, 518, 763

    [ADS]
  • Rowther, S., Nealon, R., and Meru, F. "Warping Away Gravitational Instabilities in Protoplanetary Discs", 2022, ApJ, 925, 163

    [ADS]
  • Rowther, S., Meru, F., Kennedy, G., et al. "Hiding Signatures of Gravitational Instability in Protoplanetary Discs with Planets", 2020, ApJL, 904, L18

    [ADS]
  • Rowther, S., & Meru, F. "Planet Migration in Self-Gravitating Discs: Survival of Planets", 2020, MNRAS, 496, 1598

    [ADS]

Conferences & Seminars

  • Sep 2022

    The hidden newly born planets | EPSC 2022, Granada, Spain

    (Contributed Talk)
  • Sep 2022

    Planet and binary formation in gravitationally unstable protoplanetary discs in the high-resolution era, Leicester

    (Contributed talk)
  • Aug 2022

    University of Georgia - Departmental Colloquium, Georgia, USA

    (Invited talk)
  • Aug 2022

    ERES VII, Penn State

    (Poster)
  • Jul 2022

    National Astronomical Meeting (NAM), Coventry

    (Contributed talk)
  • Jun 2022

    MIAPP - Planet Formation: From Dust Coagulation to Final Orbit Assembly, Garching

    (Contributed talk)
  • Apr 2022

    Midlands Disc Meeting, Coventry

    (Contributed talk)
  • Mar 2022

    University of Cambridge - Exoplanet Meetings, Cambridge

    (Invited talk)
  • Jan 2022

    Modelling of Disc Fragmentation, Planet Migration and Episodic Accretion, Virtual & Leicester

    (Contributed talk)
  • Dec 2021

    University of Exeter, Virtual

    (Invited talk)
  • Nov 2021

    Queen Mary University of London, London

    (Invited talk)
  • Nov 2021

    University of St. Andrews - Lunchtime Talks, Virtual

    (Invited talk)
  • Oct 2021

    Star Formation: From Clouds to Discs: A Tribute to the Career of Lee Hartmann, Dublin

    (Poster)
  • Jun 2021

    European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting, Virtual

    (Poster)
  • May 2021

    Distorted Astrophysical Discs, Virtual

    (Poster)
  • May 2021

    52nd Annual Meeting of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy, Virtual

    (Contributed Talk)
  • Apr 2021

    UKEXOM 2021, Virtual

    (Contributed Talk)
  • Mar 2021

    Circumplanetary Disks and Satellite Formation II, Virtual

    (Poster)
  • Dec 2020

    Five Years After HL Tau, Virtual

    (Contributed Talk)
  • Nov 2020

    University of Leicester - Lunchtime Talks, Virtual

    (Invited talk)
  • Jul 2020

    Exoplanets III, Virtual

    (Poster)
  • Jun 2020

    European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting, Virtual

    (Poster)
  • Dec 2019

    South East Exoplanet Meeting, London

    (Contributed talk)
  • Jul 2019

    Disc-cussions, Melbourne, Australia

    (Attended)
  • Jul 2019

    Great Barriers in Planet Formation, Palm Cove, Australia

    (Poster)
  • Apr 2019

    UK Exoplanet meeting, London

    (Poster)
  • Feb 2019

    Planet Formation and Evolution, Rostock, Germany

    (Poster)

Teaching

  • 1st Year Python Demonstrator | PX150 Physics Programming Workshop (2022)
  • 2nd Year Python Demonstrator | PX281 Computational Physics (2021)
  • 2nd Year Python Demonstrator | PX277 Computational Physics (2019, 2020)
  • Lab Demonstrator | 1st Year Electronics Lab Demonstration (2019)