People

in the CAST group

Former Group Members
Jaime Abella Paya

Jaime Abella Payá


Simulations of clumps in z~2 galaxies with stellar feedback
Michael Aumer

Michael Aumer


High-redshift galactic disk formation and structure
Antonia Bevan

Antonia Bevan


Protoplanetary discs around young stars.
Veronica Biffi

Veronica Biffi


Studying the physics of galaxy clusters by simulations and X-ray observations
Supervisors: Klaus Dolag, Hans Boehringer
Tilman Birnstiel

Tilman Birnstiel


Dust growth and transport in protoplanetary disks; structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks; planet formation; connection to mm-observations
Max Brunner

Max Brunner


Self-regulated star formation in and evolution of galactic disks, including as infall from the cosmic web
Pawel Ciecielag

Pawel Ciecielag


Planets formation: planetesimals accretion, gas drag, disk-planet interaction; Cosmology: large scale velocity fields, density-velocity comparisions; Numerical methods: direct n-body (Nbody4++ code, special purpose hardware - GRAPE), hydro (PPM, AMR, FLASH code).
Clare Dobbs

Clare Dobbs


Molecular cloud formation in spiral galaxies. Formation of spiral galaxies.
Elena D'Onghia

Elena D'Onghia


Galaxy and Structure Formation, the nature of dark matter, galaxy evolution, groups of galaxies.
Julius Donnert

Julius Donnert


On the non-thermal emission in galaxy clusters
Supervisors: Klaus Dolag, Harald Lesch
Wolfgang von Glasow

Wolfgang von Glasow


Galactic Winds: launching galactic outflows and feedback processes
Helmut Hetznecker

Helmut Hetznecker


Large scale structure formation, structure of dark matter halos, dwarf galaxies in dark matter halos
Michael Hilz

Michael Hilz


Binary black hole mergers in galaxies (VINE code)
Michaela Hirschmann

Michaela Hirschmann


Origin of the anti-hierarchical growth of black holes in the universe
Francesca Iannuzzi

Francesca Iannuzzi


Studying the survival of galaxies in hydrodynamical simulations of clusters
Supervisors: Klaus Dolag, Simon White
Martin Ilgner

Martin Ilgner


Photoionisation models of the ISM, Chemistry and dynamics of protoplanetary discs
Roland Jesseit

Roland Jesseit


Orbital theory, stellar dynamics, galaxy formation, physics of dark matter halos.
Peter Johansson

Peter Johansson


Galaxy and structure formation, analytic and numerical modelling of feedback, modelling of galaxy populations.
Veronika Junk

Veronika Junk


Formation and dynamics of galaxy substructure; problem of the missing satellites.
Simon Karl

Simon Karl


Galaxy mergers with respect to the growth of central black holes (VINE code)
Madhura Killedar

Madhura Killedar


Testing galaxy cluster mass measurement techniques with numerical simulations and triaxial mass models, weak and strong gravitational lensing, cosmology, Bayesian inference and regression methods
Christine Maria Koepferl

Christine Maria Koepferl


Protoplanetary discs around young stars.
Hanna Kotarba

Hanna Kotarba


With Prof. Harald Lesch: Magnetic field evolution in isolated and interacting spiral galaxies. Numerical methods: N-body/SPH (GADGET)
Martin Krause

Martin Krause


Radiation hydrodynamics at opacity transitions; Energy transport in molecular tori. The role of activity in galaxy evolution, multiphase turbulence, astrophysical jets, magnetic fields in galaxy clusters (SKADS)
Bernd Lang

Bernd Lang


Formation of stars, Turbulence, Accretion Disks, Prestellar Cores and Molecular Clouds, Radiative Transfer.
Chiara Mastropietro

Chiara Mastropietro


Georg Michna

Georg Michna


TBD
Nickolas Moeckel

Nickolas Moeckel


Hydrodynamics and stellar dynamics of young star clusters and star forming regions. The interplay between stellar and planetary dynamics.
Birgitta Müller

Birgitta Müller


The Structure of Cold Dark Matter Halos
Thorsten Naab

Thorsten Naab


Judith Ngoumou

Judith Ngoumou


Massive star feedback and triggered star formation
Eva Ntormousi

Eva Ntormousi


Molecular cloud formation in colliding flows
Ludwig Oser

Ludwig Oser


The formation of the Hubble Sequence (GADGET code)
Stephanie Pekruhl

Stephanie Pekruhl


with Prof. Th. Preibisch: Observations & Simulations of Molecular Cloud Structure
Daniel Rahne

Daniel Rahner


Formation of fast rotating elliptical galaxies by multiple minor mergers.
Giovanni Rosotti

Giovanni Rosotti


SPH simulations of accretion disc, both protoplanetary discs, to evaluate the effect of X-ray photoionization on the evolution of the disc, and discs around supermassive black holes.
Marc Schartmann

Marc Schartmann


Physics of gas and dust tori in Active Galactic Nuclei: radiative transfer calculations (MC3D,RADMC-3D), (radiation) hydrodynamic simulations (PLUTO), study of turbulence, clumpy torus models, Galactic Centre Physics, ISM Physics
Anna Schauer

Anna Schauer


Planetary Nebulae as tracers in Elliptical Galaxies
David Schlachtberger

David Schlachtberger


The Origin of Cold Gas in Elliptical Galaxies: Zoom-in Simulations with Gadget3
Florian Semrau

Florian Semrau


Federico Stasyszyn

Federico Stasyszyn


Smoothed particle magneto-hydro-dynamics for cosmological applications
Supervisors: Klaus Dolag, Simon White
Jens Stücker

Jens Stücker


Investigation of structure formation with warm dark matter in high resolution simulations
Stefanie Walch

Stefanie Walch


Star formation with emphasis on the formation of protostellar disks, evolution and fragmentation of protoplanetary disks and the evolution of their spectral energy distributions. Numerical Methods: Grid-AMR: FLASH code; SPH: VINE code
Markus Wetzstein

Markus Wetzstein


Galaxy interactions / mergers, structure formation in the tidal arms of merging galaxies, formation of tidal dwarf galaxies, numerical methods for N-body / SPH (smoothed particle hydrodynamics) simulations, the VINE simulation code, special purpose hardware GRAPE for the computation of gravitational forces, implementation of the SPH algorithm on an FPGA (field programmable gate array) based special purpose hardware.