Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
Department für Physik
Lehrstuhl Computational Astrophysics
Scheinerstr. 1
D-81679 München
Germany
Phone: +49 89 2180 5992
Fax: +49 89 2180 6003
andi@usm.lmu.de or
burkert@usm.lmu.de
 
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My research focusses on dynamical processes in the Universe, including

  • the structure and formation of dark matter halos
  • the formation and evolution of galaxies
  • the structure of the multi-phase, turbulent interstellar medium and
  • the formation of stars and stellar clusters.

Many physical processes in the Universe are highly non-linear and coupled in a complex way. A deep understanding of the dynamical Universe often requires detailed numerical simulations, coupled with sophisticated data analysis and visualisation. We are therefore also developing new software and data visualisation tools.