Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

I am an astrophysicist working on the theory of planet formation. My group is developing numerical models for the evolution of dust in the circumstellar disks and the formation of the first gravitationally bound building blocks of planets, the planetesimals. The overarching goal of my research is to build a new consistent theory that will explain the formation of the Solar System and exoplanets within one framework.

Education and Employment:

Since 2022: Research Group Leader at the MPS
2018 – 2022: Postdoc at LMU Munich
2015 – 2018: Postdoc at the University of Zurich
2011 – 2014: Doctoral studies at Heidelberg University

Selected Awards:

2021: ERC Starting Grant
2021: Astronomy & Astrophysics Early Career Award

Selected Publications:

(1) J. Drążkowska, B. Bitsch, M. Lambrechts, et al. (2023), Planet Formation Theory in the Era of ALMA and Kepler: From Pebbles to Exoplanets, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Vol. 534, p.717  [ADS:]

(2) T. Lichtenberg, J. Drążkowska, M. Schönbächler, et al. (2021), Bifurcation of planetary building blocks during Solar System formation, Science, Volume 371, Issue 6527  [ADS:]

(3) J. Drążkowska, S. M. Stammler, and T. Birnstiel (2021), How dust fragmentation may be beneficial to planetary growth by pebble accretion, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 647, id.A15  [ADS:]

(4) J. Drążkowska, S. Li, T. Birnstiel, et al. (2019), Including Dust Coagulation in Hydrodynamic Models of Protoplanetary Disks: Dust Evolution in the Vicinity of a Jupiter-mass Planet, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 885, Issue 1, id.91  [ADS:]

(5) J. Drążkowska and Y. Alibert (2017), Planetesimal formation starts at the snow line, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 608, id.A92  [ADS:]

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