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Raphaël Bendahan-West



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I am a first year PhD student working with Sebastian Marino. My research focuses on understanding the structure of exoKuiper belts and how these are shaped by the presence of planets. With the help of JWST, we are looking to detect gap carving planets in 3 debris discs detected with ALMA: HD107146, HD92945, HD206893 (Marino et al. 2018, 2019, 2020), and understand the underlying planet-disc interactions.

I obtained my MSc by research at the University of Warwick, working with Grant Kennedy on exocomet transit detection in spectroscopy. We were able to build our own automated pipeline allowing us to recover the main literature exocomet host stars and compare our results with previous exocomet surveys.

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