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Dr Adrian J Barker

Lecturer
Applied Mathematics

Contact details

Room: 9.314
Tel: +44 (0)113 3435165
Email: A.J.Barker @ leeds.ac.uk

Keywords

Extrasolar planets
Tidal interactions between planets and stars
Astrophysical fluid dynamics
Waves, instabilities and turbulence in astrophysics

Research interests

My primary research interests are in Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics related to the formation and evolution of extrasolar planetary systems, particularly to tidal interactions between planets and stars, the dynamics of astrophysical discs (such as those around young stars within which planets are believed to form), in addition to waves, instabilities and turbulence in stellar and planetary interiors.

Useful links

My Google Scholar page
My ResearchGate profile
My ADS public library
My publications that are all made freely available on arxiv

Publications

Wilkins AN, Delrez L, Barker AJ, Deming D, Hamilton D, Gillon M, Jehin E Searching for Rapid Orbital Decay of WASP-18b Astrophysical Journal Letters, 836, 2017
DOI:10.3847/2041-8213/aa5d9f
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Barker AJ On turbulence driven by axial precession and tidal evolution of the spin–orbit angle of close-in giant planets Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 460, 2339-2350, 2016
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stw1172
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Barker AJ Non-linear tides in a homogeneous rotating planet or star: global simulations of the elliptical instability Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459, 939-956, 2016
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stw702
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Barker AJ, Braviner HJ, Ogilvie GI Non-linear tides in a homogeneous rotating planet or star: global modes and elliptical instability Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459, 924-938, 2016
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stw701
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Barker AJ, Ogilvie GI Nonlinear hydrodynamical evolution of eccentric Keplerian discs in two dimensions: validation of secular theory Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 458, 3739-3751, 2016
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stw580
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Barker AJ, Latter HN On the vertical-shear instability in astrophysical discs Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 450, 21-37, 2015
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stv640
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Barker AJ, Ogilvie GI Hydrodynamic instability in eccentric astrophysical discs Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445, 2637-2654, 2014
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stu1939
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Ogilvie GI, Barker AJ Local and global dynamics of eccentric astrophysical discs Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445, 2621-2636, 2014
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stu1795
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Barker AJ, Dempsey AM, Lithwick Y Theory and Simulations of Rotating Convection The Astrophysical Journal, 791, 2014
DOI:10.1088/0004-637X/791/1/13
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Favier B, Barker AJ, Baruteau C, Ogilvie GI Non-linear evolution of tidally forced inertial waves in rotating fluid bodies Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 439, 845-860, 2014
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stu003

Barker AJ, Lithwick Y Non-linear evolution of the elliptical instability in the presence of weak magnetic fields Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 437, 305-315, 2014
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stt1884

Barker AJ, Lithwick Y Non-linear evolution of the tidal elliptical instability in gaseous planets and stars Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 435, 3614-3626, 2013
DOI:10.1093/mnras/stt1561

Barker AJ, Silvers LJ, Proctor MRE, Weiss NO Magnetic buoyancy instabilities in the presence of magnetic flux pumping at the base of the solar convection zone Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 424, 115-127, 2012
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21174.x

Barker AJ, Ogilvie GI Stability analysis of a tidally excited internal gravity wave near the centre of a solar-type star Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 417, 745-761, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19322.x

Barker AJ Three-dimensional simulations of internal wave breaking and the fate of planets around solar-type stars Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 414, 1365-1378, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.18468.x

Barker AJ, Ogilvie GI Internal wave breaking and the fate of planets around solar-type stars Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 6, 363-364, 2010
DOI:10.1017/S1743921311017807

Barker AJ, Ogilvie GI On internal wave breaking and tidal dissipation near the centre of a solar-type star Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2010
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16400.x

Barker AJ, Ogilvie GI On the tidal evolution of Hot Jupiters on inclined orbits Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 395, 2268-2287, 2009
DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.14694.x

Barker AJ, Ogilvie GI Effects of magnetic braking and tidal friction on hot Jupiters Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 4, 295-302, 2008
DOI:10.1017/S1743921309030634

Van Loo S, Falle G, Hartquist W, Barker J The effect of ambipolar resistivity on the formation of dense cores Astronomy and Astrophysics, 484, 275-280, 2008
DOI:10.1051/0004-6361:200809432
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André Q, Barker AJ, Mathis S Layered semi-convection and tides in giant planet interiors. I. Propagation of internal waves Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI:10.1051/0004-6361/201730765
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Barker AJ Nonlinear Tidal Flows in Short-Period PlanetsEAS Publications Series
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Le Reun T, Favier B, Barker AJ, Le Bars M Inertial wave turbulence driven by elliptical instability Physical Review Letters
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