May 2, 2024:  Jay's paper on turbulence and the streaming instability has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. Congrulations Jay! Link to paper

April 30, 2024:  My collaborators (as the lead authors) and I have published a paper on the limited role of the streaming instability in the formation of moons: Link to the paper

April 25, 2024: I have received tenure with promotion to Associate Professor at Iowa State University! 

April 16, 2024: Olivia will be joining New Mexico State University's graduate program in the Fall.  Congrats Olivia!

April 12, 2024: Graduate student David Rea has submitted his paper on magnetically driven turbulence and accretion flows in planet-forming regions of protoplanetary disks.  Congrats David!  Link to the paper

April 11, 2024: Graduate student Abigail Davenport has (very) successfully defended her thesis on dust grain growth in very young disks.  Congrats Abigail!!!

January 10, 2024:  Our TCAN collaboration has published a new paper on the streaming instability's and pebble accretion's combined role in explaining the density dichotomy of Kuiper Belt Objects. Click here

October 9, 2023:  Flaherty et al. (2020) (includes Simon as co-author) has been awarded an IOP Publishing Top Cited Paper Award, which recognizes it as one of the most cited papers from North America published across the entire IOP Publishing journal portfolio within the past three years (2020 to 2022). It also features in the top 1% of most cited articles in the Astronomy and Astrophysics subject category.

September 9, 2023: Research Scientist Daniel Carrera (PI) and Prof. Jake Simon (Co-PI) have won a NASA Exoplanets Research Program grant.

September 1, 2023: Daniel Carrera has been promoted to a research scientist position. Congrats Daniel!

June 21, 2023: Postdoc Daniel Carrera (PI) and Prof. Jake Simon (Co-PI) have won a NASA Emerging Worlds grant!