People

in the CAST group

CAST group

CAST Group Outing Eibsee, April 2015

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Group leader of the Computational Astrophysics (CAST) group
Andreas Burkert

Andreas Burkert


phone: +49 89 2180 5992
email: andi usm.lmu.de
office: USM I01
publications, homepage
Nature of dark matter. Formation of galaxies. Active Galactic Nuclei. Structure and dynamics of the interstellar medium. Formation of turbulent molecular clouds, stars and stellar clusters. Planet formation.
Group leader of the Planet and Star Formation group
Barbara Ercolano

Barbara Ercolano


phone: +49 89 2180 6974
email: ercolano usm.lmu.de
office: USM I35
publications, homepage
Protoplanetary discs and planet formation. Star formation and stellar feedback. Dust production by Supernovae. The structure, ionisation and chemistry of the Interstellar medium. Radiative transfer techniques.
Scientific Staff
Klaus Dolag

Klaus Dolag


phone: +49 89 2180 5994
email: kdolag@mpa-garching.mpg.de
office: USM I02
publications, homepage
Magnetic Fields, Cosmology, Clusters of Galaxies
Postdocs
Christian Alig

Christian Alig


phone: +49 2180 5991
email: alig usm.lmu.de
office: USM E24
publications
Numerical Simulations of the formation and evolution of turbulent gaseous discs and rings inside galactic centres.
Alexander Beck

Alexander Beck


phone: +49 89 2180 6031
email: abeck usm.lmu.de
office: USM I08
homepage
With Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch: Studying the evolution of magnetic fields in protogalaxies with the cosmological SPMHD code Gadget3.
James Dale

James Dale


phone: +49 89 2180 9279
email: dale usm.lmu.de
office: USM I22
publications, homepage
3-D SPH simulations of the effects of stellar feedback, particularly photionization and stellar winds, on star-forming molecular clouds, to investigate the likelihood of triggered star formation and to evaluate the disruptive effect of feedback on embedded clusters.
Matthias Gritschneder

Matthias Gritschneder


phone: +49 89 2180 6986
email: gritschm usm.lmu.de
office: USM I03
publications
Photoionisation in the environment of young, massive stars. Study of triggered star formation in proximity to these efficient ionisation sources. Numerical methods: SPH + Ionisation, VINE.
David Hubber

David Hubber


phone: +49 89 2180 9279
email: dhubber usm.lmu.de
office: USM I22
publications, homepage
Developing the Graphical Astrophysics code for N-body Dynamics And Lagrangian Fluids (GANDALF) primarily designed for investigating star formation and planet formation.
Katharina Fierlinger

Katharina Fierlinger


phone: +49 89 30000 3712
email: kfierlin usm.lmu.de
office: MPE X2/358
publications
Interaction of massive star groups with the ISM: hydro models for radioactive tracers in the Orion Eridanus Superbubble. Codes: RAMSES
Guang-Xing Li

Guang-Xing Li


phone: +49 89 2180 6030
email: gxli usm.lmu.de
office: USM I08
publications, homepage
Connecting theoretical and observational star formation study. Studying the structure of molecular clouds using the G-viral method.
Go Ogiya

Go Ogiya


phone: +49 89 30000 3319
email: ogiya mpe.mpg.de
office: MPE X2/364;
USM E05
publications
Dynamical structure of dark matter halos, Small-scale problems of cold dark matter cosmology, GPGPU
Rhea-Silvia Remus

Rhea-Silvia Remus


phone: +49 89 2180 6986
email: rhea usm.lmu.de
office: USM I03
publications
The Evolution of Galaxies in Groups; the Outer Structure of Elliptical Galaxies and their Dark Matter Halos.
Graduate Students
Alexander Arth

Alexander Arth


phone: +49 89 2180 5847
email: arth usm.lmu.de
office: USM E01
publications
Performing MHD simulations with Tree-PM/SPH Code Gadget. Implementing anisotropic conduction to improve simulations of galaxy cluster formation.
Alessandro Ballone

Alessandro Ballone


phone: +49 89 30000 3766
email: aballone mpe.mpg.de
office: MPE X2/364
publications
Stellar winds in Galactic Nuclei; the galactic center cloud G2
Manuel Behrendt

Manuel Behrendt


phone: +49 89 30000 3712
email: mabe mpe.mpg.de
office: MPE X2/358
publications, homepage
The Formation and Evolution of Galaxies at High-Redshifts
Stefan Heigl

Stefan Heigl


phone: +49 89 2180 5970
email: heigl usm.lmu.de
office: USM E01
publications
Simulations of fragmentation in filaments
Beata Pasternak

Beata Pasternak


phone:
email: beata usm.lmu.de
office:
publications
Non-thermal emission from galaxy clusters - evolution of cosmic rays in merging galaxy clusters.
Antonio Ragagnin

Antonio Ragagnin


phone: +49 89 358317829
email: ragagnin lrz.de
office: LRZ build. E.2.032
publications
Cosmological Simulations
Philipp Schneider

Philipp Schneider


phone: +49 89 2180 6029
email: philschn usm.lmu.de
office: USM I25
publications, homepage
Early phases of star formation - velocity and density structure of filaments in turbulent molecular clouds.
Felix Schulze

Felix Schulze


phone: +49 89 2180 6968
email: fschulze usm.lmu.de
office: USM E10
publications
Kinematics of early type galaxies in cosmological simulations.
Lisa Steinborn

Lisa Steinborn


phone: +49 89 2180 5990
email: steinborn usm.lmu.de
office: USM E01
publications, homepage
Active Galactic Nuclei in cosmological simulations
Adelheid Teklu

Adelheid Teklu


phone: +49 2180 6968
email: ateklu usm.lmu.de
office: USM E10
publications
Formation of extended gas disks in cosmological simulations
Martin Zintl

Martin Zintl


phone:
email: zintl usm.lmu.de
office: USM E24
publications
SPH simulations with GPUs
Undergraduate Students

Emilio Mevius


phone:
email: mevius usm.lmu.de
office: USM E11
Metallicty in cosmological simulations



Former Group Members