Institute of Astronomy

- Laura Rogers


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I am interested in the end state of planetary systems. I specifically look at polluted white dwarf systems to understand the stages leading up to extrasolar planetesimals being engulfed by their host star. I also use observations of these systems to understand the bulk composition of exoplanetary material.

Selected papers

Near-infrared variability in dusty white dwarfs: tracing the accretion of planetary material, Rogers, L.K. , Xu, S., Bonsor, A., Hodgkin, S., Su, K.Y., von Hippel, T. and Jura, M., 2020., MNRAS, 494(2), p.2861. Link to publication

Near-infrared observations of dusty white dwarfs, Rogers, L.K. , Xu, S., Bonsor, A., Hodgkin, S., Su, K.Y., von Hippel, T. and Jura, M., 2020, IAU. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 15(S357), 33-36. Link to publication

Serendipitous discovery of a dusty disc around WDJ181417.84-735459.83 , González Egea, E., Raddi, R., Koester D., Rogers, L.K., et al., 2020.,arXiv preprint arXiv:2012.05731. Link to arXiv article

Exocomets from a Solar System Perspective , Strøm, P. A., Bodewits, D., ... Rogers, L.K., et al., 2020., PASP, 132(1016), 101001. Link to publication

Infrared Variability of Two Dusty White Dwarfs , Xu, S., Su, K.Y., Rogers, L.K., et al., 2018, ApJ, 866(2), p.108. Link to publication

Dust Production and Depletion in Evolved Planetary Systems, Farihi, J., van Lieshout, R., ... Rogers, L.K., et al., 2018, MNRAS, 481(2), p.2601. Link to publication 


2016 - Present: PhD Student in Astronomy, University of Cambridge

2012 - 2016: MSci in Physics, University of Bristol

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