About Me

I'm a PhD student based at the University Observatory of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich/Germany. I'm working with Barbara Ercolano, Thomas Preibisch & Giovanni Picogna on X-ray driven photoevaporation in protoplanetary discs and how it shapes the architecture of exoplanet systems. I am also very interested in using astrochemistry as a tool, especially in the context of star and planet formation!

I am part of the priority program 'Exploring the Diversity of Extrasolar Systems' (DFG SPP1992) as well as the Research Unit 'Planet Formation Witnesses and Probes: Transition Disks' (FOR 2634/1) recently established by the German Research Foundation.

My recent publications:

Hans Moritz Günther, David A. Principe, Carl Melis, Kristina Monsch, P. Christian Schneider, S. Czesla, Nicholas J. Wright, Vinay L. Kashyap, J.H.M.M. Schmitt, E.R. Newton, Jeremy J. Drake, D. P. Huenemoerder

part of a Chandra observing proposal; available here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.01547

Kristina Monsch, Barbara Ercolano, Giovanni Picogna, Thomas Preibisch, Markus Michael Rau

published in MNRAS (Volume 483, page 3448); available here: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019MNRAS.483.3448M

Kristina Monsch, Jaime E. Pineda, Hauyu Baobab Liu, Catherine Zucker, Hope How-Huan Chen, Kate Pattle, Stella S. R. Offner, James Di Francesco, Adam Ginsburg, Barbara Ercolano, Héctor G. Arce, Rachel Friesen, Helen Kirk, Paola Caselli and Alyssa A. Goodman

published in ApJ 2018 (Volume 861, page 77); available here: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018ApJ...861...77M

All of my publications can be browsed on NASA ADS.

Contributed Talks:

Dense gas kinematics and a narrow filament in the Orion A OMC1 region using NH3

Interstellar filament paradigm: On their formation, evolution, and role in star formation, November 5-9, 2018 @ Nagoya University, Japan

The imprint of X-ray photoevaporation on the orbital distribution of giant planets

Take a Closer Look: The innermost region of protoplanetary discs and its connection to the origin of planets, October 15-19, 2018 @ ESO Garching (near Munich)

Mountains and deserts in the demographics of giants

Exoplanet Diversity, SPP 1992 Kick-Off Meeting, February 27 - March 01, 2018 @ DLR Berlin



Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Scheinerstraße 1, 81679 München, Deutschland

kristina [dot] monsch [at] lmu [dot] de