Richard P. Nelson

Welcome to the home page of Richard Nelson. I am a Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics, and the Director of the Astronomy Unit, in the School of Physics and Astronomy, at Queen Mary, University of London. My research focuses on the formation and evolution of planetary systems, the dynamics of astrophysical discs, and computational astrophysics. I teach both undergraduate and postgraduate lecture courses in mathematics, physics and astronomy. My office is room 214 in the G.O. Jones building.

RESEARCH INTERESTS TEACHING IN 2011/2012
Planet formation

Current research projects include:

  • Planet formation in turbulent, magnetised protoplanetary discs
  • Planet formation in close binary systems
  • The roles of migration and accretion in determining planetary system architecture
  • Extrasolar Planets and Astrophysical Discs (ASTM735)


  • OFFICE HOURS
    Tuesday 14:30 - 15:30
    Wednesday 13:30 - 14:30

    AU FORMS
    To download leave of absence and expenses claim forms click here.

    PUBLICATIONS CONTACT DETAILS
    A full list of my published papers, and some conference proceedings. Richard Nelson,
    Astronomy Unit,
    School of Physics and Astronomy,
    Queen Mary, University of London,
    Mile End Road,
    London, E1 4NS,
    U.K.
    Email: R.P.Nelson@qmul.ac.uk
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 3460
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 7033