• 3233 Citations
19992020

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Research Interests

Professor Lithwick works on a variety of topics in theoretical and computational astrophysics. He is especially interested in planet formation, including both the early and late stages of this process, and planetary dynamics. For the early stages, he is interested in the dynamics of the gas disk that surrounds a newly-formed star, and for the late stages he is interested in how planetesimals accumulate into planets, and what sets the architecture of the resulting planetary system. Other topics he works on include the formation of cosmological dark matter haloes, MHD turbulence, and gamma-ray bursts.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, California Institute of Technology

… → 2002

Physics, MSc, University of Toronto

… → 1995

Engineering Science, BASc, University of Toronto

… → 1994

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  • Research Output

    • 3233 Citations
    • 42 Article
    • 1 Chapter
    • 1 Conference contribution
    • 1 Review article

    Eccentric Modes in Disks with Pressure and Self-gravity

    Lee, W. K., Dempsey, A. M. & Lithwick, Y., Jan 1 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 872, 2, 184.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

    Long-lived Eccentricities in Accretion Disks

    Lee, W. K., Dempsey, A. M. & Lithwick, Y., Sep 1 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 882, 1, L11.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Memoirs of a Giant Planet

    Wu, Y. & Lithwick, Y., Aug 20 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 881, 2, 142.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Criterion for the Onset of Chaos in Systems of Two Eccentric Planets

    Hadden, S. & Lithwick, Y., Sep 2018, In : Astronomical Journal. 156, 3, 95.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 8 Scopus citations

    Kepler Planet Masses and Eccentricities from TTV Analysis

    Hadden, S. & Lithwick, Y., Jul 2017, In : Astronomical Journal. 154, 1, 5.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 54 Scopus citations