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Aaron Boley

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD 2007 (Indiana University)


320 Bryant Space Science Center
(352) 392 2052 (223)


Areas of Specialty

Theoretical and computational astrophysics, radiation hydrodynamics, brown dwarf and planet formation, protoplanetary disk evolution, and globular cluster formation.

Research Interests

My research focuses on the first stages of planet formation, including brown dwarf formation, dust processing and chondrule formation, and the evolution of gravitationally unstable disks. In addition to planetary research, I work on constraining the formation environments of globular clusters and halo stars.


I am a Theory Fellow in the UF Astronomy Department. As a Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellow, I received my Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2007, working under the supervision of Richard H. Durisen. I spent two years at the University of Zurich as postdoctoral researcher in George Lake's computational astrophysics group before joining the theory group at UF. I have recently been awarded a Sagan Fellowship, which will begin in Fall 2010.

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