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Joanna Drążkowska*

 Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 3
37077 Göttingen, Germany

 +49 (0) 551 384 979 523

 ​ drazkowska@mps.mpg.de

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I am an astrophysicist currently working as a research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Germany. My group is funded by the ERC Starting Grant PLANETOIDS. My work focuses on planet formation. We know that planets are a common phenomenon. Our Galaxy, the Milky Way, contains at least one planet per star on average. Nevertheless, we cannot satisfactorily explain how do they form! I use numerical models to explore scenarios that lead to the formation of planetesimals and planets out of small dust grains present in disks surrounding young stars.

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* Pronunciation: "dr-on-zh-kovska"; "on" is the same as in French "bon"; "zh" is the sound at the end of "beige"; you can do this!  
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