NASA Logo Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology View the NASA Portal
NASA Banner
NASA Banner
NASA Banner
NASA Banner
JPL Science
JPL Science Division Home
Planetary Science Planetary Science
Astrophysics & Space Sciences Astrophysics & Space Sciences
Exoplanet Discovery and Science (3262)
Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics (3263)
Structure of the Universe (3266)
Origin of the Universe (3268)
Earth Science Earth Science
Directorate Science Affiliates Directorate Science Affiliates
Open Postdoc Positions Open Postdoc Positions
Brochures Brochures
 Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics (3263): People
Mario  Flock's Picture
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Email Contact:

Mario Flock

  • Diploma in physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany (2008)
  • PhD, Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany (2011)

Research Interests

Planet formation in protostellar disks: magneto-rotational instability, MHD turbulence, non-ideal MHD, hydrodynamical instability, radiation transfer, gas and dust dynamics and thermodynamics, dust growth and evolution, observations of protoplanetary disks, dust continuum emission at wavelengths from near-infrared to centimeter, dust characteristics and opacities

Parallel numerical methods and supercomputing: Finite volume schemes for fast-rotating magnetized flows, parallel non-symmetric matrix solvers, message passing interface MPI

Professional Experience
  • Research assistant, PSF group, Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy (2008-2011)
  • Research assistant, COAST team, SAP/CEA Saclay (2012-2015)
  • Postdoctoral scholar, Interstellar and Heliospheric Physics group, JPL (2015-present)

Selected Awards
  • Max-Planck Public Eye Award (2011)
  • NASA Exoplanet Research Grant (2014)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications (500+ citations)

  1. 3D Radiation Non-ideal Magnetohydrodynamical Simulations Of The Inner Rim In Protoplanetary Disks, Flock, M., S. Fromang, N. Turner, M. Benisty, 2017 ApJ 835, 230.
  2. Magnetic fields in protoplanetary discs: from MHD simulations to ALMA observations Bertrang, G. H.-M.; Flock, M.; Wolf, S., 2017 MNRAS 464L, 61B.
  3. Radiation Hydrodynamics Models of the Inner Rim in Protoplanetary Disks Flock, M.; Fromang, S.; Turner, N. J.; Benisty, M., 2016 ApJ 827, 14.
  4. Gaps, rings, and non-axisymmetric structures in protoplanetary disks: Emission from large grains J.P. Ruge, M. Flock, S. Wolf, N. Dzyurkevich, S. Fromang, Th. Henning, H. Klahr and H. Meheut 2016 A&A 590A, 17.
  5. Gaps, rings, and non-axisymmetric structures in protoplanetary disks. From simulations to ALMA observations, Flock, M.; Ruge, J. P.; Dzyurkevich, N.; Henning, Th.; Klahr, H.; Wolf, S., 2015 A&A 574A, 68.
  6. Radiation magnetohydrodynamics in global simulations of protoplanetary discs, Flock, M.; Fromang, S.; González, M.; Commerçon, B. 2013 A&A 560A, 43.
  7. Turbulence in Weakly Ionized Protoplanetary Disks, Flock, M.; Henning, Th.; Klahr, H., 2012 ApJ 761, 95.
  8. A conservative orbital advection scheme for simulations of magnetized shear flows with the PLUTO code, Mignone, A.; Flock, M.; Stute, M.; Kolb, S. M.; Muscianisi, G., 2012 A&A 545A, 152.
  9. Large-scale Azimuthal Structures of Turbulence in Accretion Disks: Dynamo Triggered Variability of Accretion, Flock, M.; Dzyurkevich, N.; Klahr, H.; Turner, N.; Henning, Th., 2012 ApJ 744, 144.
  10. Turbulence and Steady Flows in Three-dimensional Global Stratified Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Accretion Disks, Flock, M.; Dzyurkevich, N.; Klahr, H.; Turner, N. J.; Henning, Th., 2011 ApJ 735, 122.

Group Home Page
People in this Group
Group Projects

JPL Privacy Statement Sitemap Contact Site Manager