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Dr Zoe Leinhardt

Dr Zoe Leinhardt

Dr Zoe Leinhardt
BA (Carleton College), MSc (Univ. of Washington), PhD (Univ. of Maryland)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Planet Formation Group

Office 4.16
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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+44 (0) 117 928 8698


I am a computational astrophysicist. My research interests focus on the formation and evolution of planets and small bodies, such as asteroids and comets through the use of numerical simulations. There is more information on my group's research page.


I am a Lecturer in the Astrophysics Group in the School of Physics at the University of Bristol. Please see my group webpage for more details.


I am actively involved in both teaching and research in the School of Physics. This year I am teaching two undergraduate lecture courses -- the Planets module of Stars and Planets and Electricity and Magnetism. I am also supervising a number of research projects (both undergraduate and postgraduate) investigating various aspects of planet formation.


  • planetary astrophysics
  • solar system evolution
  • collisional physics
  • numerical methods

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system


Dr Leinhardt currently teaches 4 courses:

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