Alice Booth


I am a PhD Student in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leeds working with Dr Catherine Walsh and Dr John Ilee. I gained my BSc in Physics from the University of Aberdeen, my hometown, in 2016.

Research interests

I am interested in the formation, composition and detection of planets. I primarily work with interferometric observations of protoplanetary disks. I focus on using molecular lines as diagnostic tools to understand the physical conditions associated with planet formation. By studying the building blocks of planets and how forming planets interact with their disk, we can gain a clearer understanding of the planet formation process. This directly links to the ultimate goal of consolidating the structures observed in protoplanetary and debris disks with the diverse exoplanet population.