I'm a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of St Andrews’ School of Physics and Astronomy. I study star and planet formation on a variety of scales using numerical simulations, and I work on problems related to astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). If you’re just here to find a paper of mine or check my CV, you can use the quick buttons above. If you want to know more, use the links below, where you can learn about me and my research, read my blogs, and see where I’ve been over the years, giving lectures, seminars and public talks.
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Mail: Room 255, School of Physics and Astronomy
University of St Andrews,
North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9SS
LATEST NEWS24/09/2016: I will be on the Cosmos Stage at New Scientist Live!
28/08/2016: I published the open source code OBERON, which merges N Body physics, climate modelling and obliquity evolution
25/08/2016: I was on BBC Good Morning Scotland!
RECENT PUBLICATIONSForgan (2016), ‘Milankovitch Cycles of Terrestrial Planets in Binary Systems', MNRAS, in press
Haworth, Ilee, Forgan, Facchini, Price et al (2016), ‘Grand challenges for Multiphysics Disc Modelling’, PASA, submitted
Forgan et al (2016) , '‘Self-gravitating Disc Candidates Around Massive Young Stars’, MNRAS, in press
Ilee, Cyganowski, Nazari, Hunter, Brogan, Forgan, Zhang (2016), ‘G11.92-061 MM1: A Keplerian disc around a proto-O star’, MNRAS in press
Forgan and Scholz (2016), ‘#FoundThem - 21st Century Pre-Search and Post-Detection SETI Protocols’, Acta Astronautica, 126, 312