Timmy N. Delage


Department of Space, Earth and Environment
Astronomi och Plasmafysik Division
Chalmers University of Technology




Welcome to my webpage :). My name is Timmy and I am from France.

I obtained my two-year-long MSc in Physics with Extended Research at Imperial College London, working with Prof. Dr. James E. Owen on exoplanets. I was understaking this MSc as an equivalent to the final year of my curriculum at the leading French Grande École Institut d’Optique Graduate School Paris-Saclay (IOGS), where I was completing a Diplôme d'Ingénieure in Physics. From September 2019 to November 2023, I was a PhD student at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg, working with Prof. Dr. Paola Pinilla and Dr. Mario Flock on the first steps of planet formation. Since the end of November 2023, I am a Chalmers Initiative on Cosmic Origins (CICO) Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Prof. Dr. Jonathan Tan at Chalmers University Technology.

My current work broadly focuses on understanding the emergence of planets in their forming environments from a theoretical and numerical perspective. This is combined with a broad awareness of the planet-forming environment observations acquired by state-of-the-art telescopes, so that I can provide predictions that can be crucially tested against these observations. Since I began my PhD, I have studied the detailed microphysics of the planet-forming environments and the intricacy of some of the fundamental physico-chemical processes that shape them. In particular, I have built the first numerical framework for these environments that couples the long-term evolution of their gas and dust content with sophisticated nonideal magnetohydrodynamic calculations to understand how, when and where some of the building blocks of planets are formed. Further details on my research at this URL

On a more sporty note, I love pushing my limits and dedicate most of my free time bouldering, climbing, and "gymming".