Dr. Minjae Kim


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Room U.c.3

Educational Background

2016 - 2020 Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (with distinction), Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany

2013 - 2015 M.Sc. in Physics and Astronomy (with distinction), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Research Interests

Minjae Kim is a scientist at the Space Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Graz, Austria. His researches focus on looking at traces in the dust that stemmed from comet and debris disks around stars that reveal details about the formation and evolution of planetary systems. He is currently working on the dust of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko collected by Rosetta/MIDAS, in particular concerning the morphology at the micro- to nanometre scale, to understand comets and dust growth in the early Solar System. Also, Minjae Kim is particularly interested in the application of the radiative transfer simulation on the circumstellar disks around stars.


Since 2021 - Rosetta/MIDAS - Understanding the structure of the smallest grains
Since 2016 - FOR 2285 Debris Disks in Planetary Systems - Observational appearance of debris disks
Since 2015 - CARMENES Blue earth around red star