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About Me

My name is Adriana Pohl and I am currently a PhD student in astronomy at Heidelberg University, Germany. I work in the planet formation group led by Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA), as well as in the planet and star formation group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Thomas Henning and Dr. Roy van Boekel. My main research interests are in the field of protoplanetary disks and planet formation. In my PhD I focus on hydrodynamical simulations of planet-disk interactions and on radiative transfer modeling, a powerful tool to directly link simulation results to current telescope observations.

I am a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at Heidelberg University (IMPRS-HD) and hold a Reimar-Lüst-Fellowship from the Max Planck Society.


Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany

PhD in Astronomy 2014 -

Member of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics (IMPRS-HD)
Reimar-Lüst-Fellow of the Max Planck Society
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond, Prof. Dr. Thomas Henning, Dr. Roy van Boekel

Master of Science in Physics 2011 - 2014

Master's thesis: 'Radiative Transfer Models of Non-axisymmetric Protoplanetary Disks'
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Heidelberg, Germany
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Cornelis Dullemond

Bachelor of Science in Physics 2008 - 2011

Bachelor's thesis: 'Outflows of Brown Dwarfs'
Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany
Supervisor: PD Dr. Viki Joergens

Max-Planck-Gymnasium, Saarlouis, Germany

Abitur 2008

Focus subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Politics
Further examination subject: French


    Protoplanetary Disks
  • Investigating dust trapping in transition disks with millimeter-wave polarization
    A. Pohl; A. Kataoka; P. Pinilla; C. P. Dullemond; T. Henning; T. Birnstiel
    submitted to A&A
  • Scattered light images of spiral arms in marginally gravitationally unstable discs with an embedded planet
    A. Pohl; P. Pinilla; M. Benisty; S. Ataiee; A. Juhasz; C. P. Dullemond; R. Van Boekel; T. Henning
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2015 453 (2): 1768-1778
    doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv1746
  • Spiral arms in scattered light images of protoplanetary discs: are they the signposts of planets?
    A. Juhasz; M. Benisty; A. Pohl; C. P. Dullemond; C. Dominik; S.-J. Paardekooper
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2015 451 (2): 1147-1157
    doi: 10.1093/mnras/stv1045
  • Asymmetric features in the protoplanetary disk MWC 758
    M. Benisty; A. Juhasz; A. Boccaletti; H. Avenhaus; J. Milli; C. Thalmann; C. Dominik; P. Pinilla; E. Buenzli; A. Pohl; J.-L. Beuzit; T. Birnstiel; J. de Boer; M. Bonnefoy; G. Chauvin; V. Christiaens; A. Garufi; C. Grady; T. Henning; N. Huelamo; A. Isella; M. Langlois; F. Ménard; D. Mouillet; J. Olofsson; E. Pantin; C. Pinte; L. Pueyo
    A&A (2015), 578, L6

    Brown Dwarfs
  • The bipolar outflow and disk of the brown dwarf ISO 217
    Joergens, Pohl, Sicilar-Aguilar, Henning 2012, A&A 543, A151
  • Discovery of an outflow of the very low-mass star ISO 143
    Joergens V., Kopytova T., Pohl A. 2012, A&A, 548, A1243

Contact Details

Adriana Pohl
Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy
Königstuhl 17
69117 Heidelberg, Germany

pohl [at]