Professor of Astronomy
Phone: +49 40 428 38 8512
Fax: +49 40 428 38 8598
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I am Professor for Astronomy at the Hamburger Sternwarte (observatory), which is part of the Department of Physics of the University of Hamburg. Since January 1, 2014, I am also the Dept. Chair of the Department of Physics.
My main area of research is the modeling of stellar and planetary atmospheres using computer simulations with our PHOENIX code. This is a large scale supercomputing application, my group regularily uses large parallel supercomputers that can be found in the top 10 of the world's machines. A short CV of me is available (PDF) and I also have a list of publications available (PDF, infrequently updated, please use ADS for up-to-date information!). I am also a member of the Lothar Collatz Center for Computing in Science and participate in the DFG Graduiertenkolleg 1351 "Extrasolar Planets and their Host Stars" and the SFB 676. My group has always opportunities for Bachelor & Master theses in the field of theoretical and computational astrophysics, please contact me for more information.
Am 15.10.2015 findet diese Veranstaltung zum ersten Mal in Hamburg statt! Näheres dazu findet sich hier. Ich werde einen 30 min Vortrag zum Thema "Gibt es außerirdisches Leben?" um 20h in der 'Mathilde Bar' in Ottensen halten.
Im WiSe 2015/16 halte ich die Vorlesung Computational Astrophysics und die Spezialvorlesung Theorie und Praxis von Phoenix (Anmeldung und Vorkenntnisse erforderlich!).
I am the official astronomy advisor for students interested in astronomy. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions regarding astronomy at the University of Hamburg by e-mail, phone or in person (please call ahead to make an appointment to make sure I'll be around!). You can also check out the web pages of the observatory for a FAQ list. This link gives some information for students who plan to take astronomy as "Nebenfach" in the "Vordiplom" or "Hauptstudium (Physik Diplom)".
More detailed information is available by following the links given in the
list (when finally available) or by contacting me directly.