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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Dr Duncan H. Forgan
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Email: dhf3 (at) Tweets: @dh4gan Calls: +44(0)1334 463053
Mail: Room 344 (Astronomy Suite), School of Physics and Astronomy University of St Andrews, North Haugh St Andrews KY16 9SS
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Mail: Room 255, School of Physics and Astronomy University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9SS
LATEST NEWS22/07/2018: I will be presenting at COSPAR2018 in Pasadena, California27/06/2018: I will be presenting at the GI Workshop at the University of Leicester 27/03/2018: I presented a poster at the UK Exoplanet Community Meeting in Oxford
RECENT PUBLICATIONSForgan et al (2018) "Are Elias 2-27’s spiral arms driven by GI or a companion? A spiral morphology study”, ApJL, 860, L5Hall, Rice, Dipierro, Forgan et al (2018) “Are Elias 2-27’s spirals due to gravitational instability?”, MNRAS, 477, 1004Forgan 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
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