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I am a Hubble Fellow working with Fred Ciesla in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at The University of Chicago. My research focuses on the early stages of planet formation, where microscopic dust particles coalesce to form kilometer-size planetesimals – the building blocks of planets. In particular, I am interested in how the dust’s evolution influences the distribution of important volatiles (e.g., water, organics) in the protoplanetary nebula.


Recent publications

  • S. Krijt, T. J. Bowling, R. J. Lyons, and F. J. Ciesla (2017)
    Fast litho-panspermia in the habitable zone of the TRAPPIST-1 system
    The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 839, 2
  • S. Krijt, F. J. Ciesla, and E. A. Bergin (2016)
    Tracing water vapor and ice during dust growth
    The Astrophysical Journal, 833, 285
  • I. Pascucci, L. Testi, G. J. Herczeg, F. Long, C. F. Manara, N. Hendler, G. D. Mulders, S. Krijt, F. Ciesla, Th. Henning, S. Mohanty, E. Drabek-Maunder, D. Apai, L. Szucs, G. Sacco, J. Olofsson (2016)
    A Steeper than Linear Disk Mass-Stellar Mass Scaling Relation
    The Astrophysical Journal, 831, 125
  • S. Krijt & F. J. Ciesla (2016)
    Dust diffusion and settling in the presence of collisions: Trapping (sub)micron grains in the midplane
    The Astrophysical Journal, 822, 111
  • S. Krijt, C. W. Ormel, C. Dominik, and A. G. G. M. Tielens (2016)
    A panoptic model for planetesimal formation and pebble delivery
    Astronomy & Astrophysics, 586, A20
  • S. Krijt, C. W. Ormel, C. Dominik, and A. G. G. M. Tielens (2015)
    Erosion and the limits to planetesimal growth
    Astronomy & Astrophysics, 574, A83

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Doctoral Thesis at Leiden University