Star and Planet Formation, Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics, Binary Stars, Accretion Disks, Stellar and Planetary Dynamics
Dr. Kratter's research focuses on the formation and evolution of stellar and planetary systems. Kratter employs analytic and computational techniques to tackle topics including accretion disk dynamics, binary formation, few body dynamics, and planet-disk interactions. Her current work is focused on the intersection of binary and planet formation, especially in circumbinary systems. She is also collaborating closely with observers to discover extreme mass ratio binaries, and very young multiple star systems.