Institute of Astronomy

Mr Stefano Facchini


Office: Hoyle H27
Office Tel: (01223) 766653
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Research Themes: Star Formation and Exoplanets

Research Keywords: Accretion, Dynamics, Planets, Star-formation

Selected papers

  • P. Schneider, H. Günther, J. Robrade, S. Facchini, et al., "The nature of the 2014-2015 dim state of RW Aur revealed by X-ray, optical, and NIR observations", accepted in A&A letters, 
  • A. Franchini, G. Lodato, S. Facchini, "Lense-Thirring precession around supermassive black holes during tidal disruption events", MNRAS 455 (2016) 1946,
  • F. Dai, S. Facchini, C. J. Clarke, T. Haworth, "A tidal encounter caught in the act: modelling a star-disc fly-by in the young RW Aurigae system", MNRAS 449 (2015) 1996,
  • T. Haworth, S. Facchini, C. J. Clarke, "The theory of globulettes: candidate precursors of brown dwarfs and free floating planets in HII regions", MNRAS 446 (2015) 1098,
  • S. Facchini, L. Ricci, G. Lodato, "Probing the presence of planets in transition discs' cavities via warps: the case of TW Hya", MNRAS 442 (2014) 3700,
  • G. Lodato, S. Facchini, "Wave-like warp propagation in circumbinary discs - II. Application to KH 15D, MNRAS 433 (2013) L2157,
  • S. Facchini, G. Lodato, D. J. Price, "Wave-like warp propagation in circumbinary discs - I. Analytic theory and numerical simulations", MNRAS 433 (2013) F2142,




  • 2012-2015: PhD student, IoA, University of Cambridge
  • 2012: Visiting student, IoA, University of Cambridge
  • 2009-2011: MSc, University of Milan (Italy)
  • 2006-2009: BSc, University of Milan (Italy)




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