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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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Email: dhf3 (at) st-andrews.ac.uk Tweets: @dh4gan Calls: +44(0)1334 463439
Dr Duncan H. Forgan
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Mail: Room 255, School of Physics and Astronomy University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9SS
LATEST NEWS27/03/2018: I presented a poster at the UK Exoplanet Community Meeting in Oxford 11/12/2017: I finished the first draft of a textbook on Fermi’s Paradox for Cambridge University Press  25/10/2017: I presented at The Scottish Exoplanets and Brown Dwarfs Meeting
RECENT PUBLICATIONSHall, Rice, Dipierro, Forgan et al (2018) “Are Elias 2-27’s spirals due to gravitational instability?”, MNRAS, in pressForgan et al (2018), “Classifying Spiral Arms in Hydrodynamic Disc Simulations”, MNRAS, 476, pp 2384-2395 Haqq-Misra, Som, ….Forgan et al (2018), “The Astrobiology of the Anthropocene”, White Paper submitted to NAS (arXiv:1801.00052) Forgan et al (2018), “Population Synthesis of Self-Gravitating Disc Fragmentation and Tidal Downsizing II”, MNRAS, 474, pp 5036-5048 Forgan et al (2018), “Photogravimagnetic assists of light sails and Breakthrough Starshot”, MNRAS, 474, pp 3212-3220
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