DR. ANTRANIK A. SEFILIAN
ASTROPHYSICIST | FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITÄT JENA
I am a theoretical astrophysicist working in the field of exoplanetary sciences. Currently, I am an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) postdoctoral fellow at the Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory (AIU) of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität (FSU) in Jena, Germany.
My research concerns various aspects of astrophysical dynamics and celestial mechanics with a focus on the formation, evolution, and architecture of exoplanetary systems, both solar and extra-solar. In particular, my work focuses on developing mathematical and computational models to understand how planets and smaller objects such as asteroids and comets interact with each other. To find out more about what I do, check out Research and Publications.
Prior to my current position, I was a visiting researcher at the Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences (CAMS) at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon and, simultaneously, a research affiliate with the Department of Physics at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) in Valparaiso, Chile.
I completed my PhD in 2022 at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge, working with Prof. Roman Rafikov and Prof. Mark Wyatt. At Cambridge, I was also a member of Darwin College and a Gates Cambridge scholar. Prior to moving to the UK, I completed my Master's degree in theoretical physics at the American University of Beirut (AUB), working with Prof. Jihad Touma. Prior to that, I did my undergraduate studies in physics at the Lebanese University (LU).
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