Institute of Astronomy

- Joshua Lovell


Office: Hoyle H26
Office Tel: (01223) 337511
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I am interested in the formation and evolution of planetary systems, and primarily use ALMA to observe and analyse circumstellar dust and gas, produced in measurable quantites during interactions (such as collisions) between planetesimals (such as asteroids and comets).

My primary supervisor is Prof. Mark Wyatt and my secondary supervisor is Dr Amy Bonsor.

Selected papers

First Author:
1. ALMA Survey of Lupus Class III Stars: Early Planetesimal Belt Formation and Rapid Disk Dispersal (28/10/2020)
J. B. Lovell, M. C. Wyatt, M. Ansdell, M. Kama, G. M. Kennedy, C. F. Manara, S. Marino, L. Matrà, G. Rosotti, M. Tazzari, L. Testi, J. P. Williams

2. Rapid CO gas dispersal from NO Lup's class III circumstellar disc (30/11/2020)
J. B. Lovell, G. M. Kennedy, S. Marino, M. C. Wyatt, M. Ansdell, M. Kama, C. F. Manara, L. Matrà, G. Rosotti, M. Tazzari, L. Testi, J. P. Williams

1. The effect of stellar multiplicity on protoplanetary discs. A NIR survey of the Lupus star forming region (27/11/2020)
A. Zurlo, L. A. Cieza, M. Ansdell, V. Christiaens, S. Pérez, J. B. Lovell, D. Mesa, J. P. Williams, C. Gonzalez-Ruilova, R. Carraro, D. Ruíz-Rodríguez, M.C. Wyatt

Full publication record: ORCID 0000-0002-4248-5443


PhD: Astronomy, University of Cambridge, (2018-Present)

MASt: Astrophysics, University of Cambridge, (2017-2018)

MA: Natural Science (Astronomy), University of Cambridge, (2010-2013)


Recorded Talks
Five Years on from HL Tau - Virtual Conference: ALMA survey of Lupus Class III stars: Early planetesimal belt formation and rapid disc dispersal (30/11/2020)

Press Releases/News Features
Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star’s asteroid belt may be caused by icy comet vaporisation (30/11/2020)

ALMA Regional Centre (EU) March 2021 Newsletter: Featured Science Highlight (17/03/2021)

Conference Posters
Five Years on from HL Tau - Virtual Conference: What exists beyond exo-Jupiters? A high resolution study of q1 Eri. Full paper in prep.

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