Netherlands Institute for Space Research



Netherlands Institute for Space Research

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dr.  M. (Michiel)  Min

Senior scientist A
Exoplanets science group

Contact information

T +31 (0)88 777 5684
F +31 (0)88 777 5678
E M.Min@sron.nl
W http://www.sron.nl/Michiel_Min

Visiting address

    room 2.010
    3584CA Utrecht
    The Netherlands


Michiel Min is head of the exoplanet science group at SRON. His main research focus is understanding exoplanet atmospheres and planet formation. A selection of active research topics currently include (in strong collaboration with e.g. the UvA, RUG, and Leiden Observatory): - Cloud formation and microphysics in planetary atmospheres - Molecular opacity computations - Clever, machine learning, atmospheric retrieval algorithms - Evolution of planet-forming disks around young stars As head of the exoplanet science group he manages among others the Dutch contributions to ESAs exoplanet missions PLATO and ARIEL.

Featured publications

Khouri, T., Waters, L.B.F.M., de Koter, A., Decin, L., Min, M., et al. Dusty wind of W Hydrae. Multi-wavelength modelling of the present-day and recent mass loss Astronomy & Astrophysics, 577, p. A114-, 2015

Maaskant, K.M., de Vries, B.L., Min, M., Waters, L.B.F.M., Dominik, C., et al. Location and sizes of forsterite grains in protoplanetary disks. Interpretation from the Herschel DIGIT programme Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574, p. A140-, 2015

Plas van der, G., Ancker van den, M. E., Waters, L.B.F.M., Dominik, C. The structure of disks around Herbig Ae/Be stars as traced by CO ro-vibrational emission Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574, p. A75-, 2015

Vries de, B. L., Maaskant, K.M., Min, M., Lombaert, R., Waters, L.B.F.M., Blommaert, J.A.D.L. Micron-sized forsterite grains in the pre-planetary nebula of IRAS 17150-3224. Searching for clues to the mysterious evolution of massive AGB stars Astronomy & Astrophysics, 576, p. A98-, 2015

Woitke, P., Min, M., Pinte, C., Thi, W.-F., Kamp, I., et al. including Waters, L.B.F.M. Consistent dust and gas models for protoplanetary disks. I. Disk shape, dust settling, opacities, and PAHs arXiv, p. arXiv:1511.03431- 2015

Blommaert, J.A.D.L., Vries de, B.L., Waters, L.B.F.M.; Waelkens, C. Min, M., et al. Herschel/PACS observations of the 69μm band of crystalline olivine around evolved stars Astronomy & Astrophysics,Volume 565, id.A109, 16 pp., May 2014

Jeffers, S.V., Min, M., Waters, L.B.F.M., Canovas, H., Pols, O.R., et al., including Rodenhuis, M. Surprising detection of an equatorial dust lane on the AGB star IRC+10216 Astronomy & Astrophysics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 572, id.A3, 8 pp., December 2014

Maaskant, K.M., Min, M., Waters, L.B.F.M., Tielens, A.G.G.M. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon ionization as a tracer of gas flows through protoplanetary disk gaps Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 563, id.A78, 16 pp., March 2014

Vries de, B.L., Blommaert, J.A.D.L., Waters, L.B.F.M., Waelkens, C., Min, M., Lombaert, R., Winckel van, H. The problematically short superwind of OH/IR stars. Probing the outflow with the 69 μm spectral band of forsterite Astronomy & Astrophysics,Volume 561, id.A75, 14 pp., January 2014

Maaskant, K.M., Honda, M., Waters, L.B.F.M., Tielens, A.G.G.M., Dominik, et al. Identifying gaps in flaring Herbig Ae/Be disks using spatially resolved mid-infrared imaging. Are all group I disks transitional? Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 555, id.A64, 18 pp., 2013

Min, M., Jeffers, S.V., Canovas, H., Rodenhuis, M., Keller, C.U., Waters, L.B.F.M. The color dependent morphology of the post-AGB star HD 161796 Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 554, id.A15, 10 pp, 2012

Jeffers, S.V., Min, M., Waters, L.B.F.M., Canovas, H., Rodenhuis, M., et al. Direct imaging of a massive dust cloud around R Coronae Borealis Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 539, id.A56, 8 pp., 2012

Lombaert, R., Vries de, B.L., Koter de, A., Decin, L., Min, M., et al., including Waters, L.B.F.M. Observational evidence for composite grains in an AGB outflow. MgS in the extreme carbon star LL Pegasi Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 544, id.L18, 4 pp., 2012

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