Postdoctoral Researchers

PhD Students

Former Members

Dr. Dominik Derigs (PhD, 2018)

Dr. Annika Franeck (PhD, 2018)

Dr. Andrea Gatto (PhD, 2017)

Dr. Sebastian Haid (PhD, 2018)

Dr. Juan Ibanez-Mejia (Postdoctoral researcher until 12/2018)

Dr. Prabesh Joshi (PhD, 2019)

Dr. Jonathan Mackey (now Dublin institute of Advanced Studies, Ireland)

Dr. Johanna Malinen (Postdoctoral researcher until 09/2018)

Mr. Tim-Eric Rathjen (MSc. 2017, now PhD student at the MPA in Garching, Germany)

Master Students

Thorsten Balduin

Dr. Thomas Bisbas

Development of high-resolution techniques for 3D numerical simulations

Implementation of Heating/Cooling Schematics in Gandalf

Numerical simulations of supernova explosions in structured media

Michael Weis

MHD simulations of colliding, magnetized gas flows

Molecular cloud formation

Fellowship of the German Science Foundation (DFG)

Synthetic observations, 3D-PDR, HI-H2 transition, Tracing molecular hydrogen,

numerical simulations of star formation and feedback

Dr. Frantisek Dinnbier

3D SPH simulations studying the collapse and fragmentation of filamentary structures.

Synthetic observations of fragmentation and comparisons to observed kinematics.

The effects of radiative feedback on the thermodynamics, chemistry and hydrodynamics of the ISM. Implementations of coupled chemistry, thermodynamics and radiative feedback methods in SPH.

Dr. Seamus Clarke (ERC RADFEEDBACK)

Numerical simulations with Gandalf and Arepo,

Synthetic observations of filaments, fragmentation, star formation and protostellar feedback, machine learning and statistics, Cooling in Supernova remnants

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Shashwata Ganguly (SFB956/C5)

Star formation in deep-zoom simulations:

massive star formation and stellar feedback in filamentary hubs

Johannes Markert

(Klaus-Tschira project, collaboration with Prof. Gassner, Math. Institute, UoC)

High performance computing,

Development of a novel Discontinuous Galerkin Code for star formation and other

astrophysical applications.

Andre Klepitko (ERC RADFEEDBACK)

Radiation pressure on dust and gas

Massive star formation in dense molecular clouds

Elisabeth Borchert

Synthetic CO observations of molecular clouds, X_CO factor analysis, IRAM observations

Laura Manns

Simulations of colliding molecular clouds with the SPH code Gandalf

Sebastian Vider

Magnetized pillars of creation:

3D simulations of turbulent, magnetized ionization fronts with FLASH


Low-mass star formation

Episodic protostellar outflows

SPH simulations with Gandalf

Bachelor Students and SHK/WHK

Christina Clauß

Towards a subgrid model for the chemical evolution of the ISM

Pierre Nürnberger (ERC RADFEEDBACK)


Development of a synthetic observations pipeline

Synthetic observations of turbulent molecular clouds in different environments

Marco Panessa (PhD student within SFB956/C6 of Daniel Seifried)

Deuteration in molecular clouds:

what advanced chemical tracers tell us about the lifetime of molecular clouds

Dr. Daniel Seifried

Molecular cloud formation in SILCC-ZOOM, synthetic observations

PI of project C6 within the SFB 956

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Dr. Dorottya Szecsi

Alexander von Humboldt fellow

Stellar evolution of massive single and binary stars, low-metallicity environments and high-energy explosions including gamma-ray bursts and gravitational wave sources

Timothy Crundall (ERC RADFEEDBACK)

High performance computing,

Development of a novel Discontinuous Galerkin Code for star formation and other

astrophysical applications: Gravity and radiative transfer, tree codes