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Wladimir Lyra

Wladimir Lyra
Associate Professor
Faculty

Contact Info
wlyra at nmsu.edu
575.646.1400
AY 204

Expertise: Planet Formation, Accretion Disks, Computational Astrophysics

Biography

Education

Research

Dr Lyra's research focuses around computer simulations of planet formation in circumstellar disks, in order to characterize the mechanisms responsible for the formation of planetesimals and growth of planets. His research is currently funded by NASA and NSF, via eight active grants.

Current students

  • Daniel Godines (2021-): Observability of streaming instability and the missing mass problem of circumstellar disks.
  • Sarah Chinski (2021-): 3D models of ice shell convection in Europa.
  • Harrison Cook (2019- ): Detectability of supernovae and black hole mergers in AGN disks.
  • Ali Hyder (2019-): Hydrodynamical models of Jupiter's atmosphere. 

Former students

Teaching

  • Graduate Courses
    • Dynamics and Hydrodynamics (ASTR506) - Sp21, Sp23 
    • Planet Formation Theory (ASTR621) - Sp20, Sp22
    • Fundamental Astronomy (ASTR503) - Fa19, Fa20, Fa21, Fa23
  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Life in the Universe (ASTR305V) - Fa21, Fa22, Sp24

Publications

Google scholar
ADS
arXiv