Simona Pirani

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Natural Sciences
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology


I am a Ph.D. student at the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics at Lund University, supervised by Senior University Lecturer and Head of the Department Anders Johansen and Senior Research Fellow Alexander Mustill.

Previously, I obtained my bachelor’s degree at the University of L’Aquila, in Italy, and my master’s degree at "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Italy.

My research concerns the dynamical and collisional evolution of the asteroid belt and other minor body populations of our solar system. In particular, I am exploring the possible early migration of the giant planets in the protoplanetary disc and how this scenario could have affected the Earth geological history, the delivery of water to our planet and the small body populations in our solar system. 

Recent research outputs

Simona Pirani, 2020, Lund: Lund University (Media-Tryck). 108 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

S. Pirani, A. Johansen, Bitsch, B., A. J. Mustill & Turrini, D., 2019, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 623, A169.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Simona Pirani, Anders Johansen & Alexander J. Mustill, 2019, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 631, A89.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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