I am working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the "Physics of Galactic Nuclei" group of
at the Max-Planck-Institute
for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching and the USM in Munich.
Together with Martin Krause, Michaela
Hirschmann and Christian Alig, we form the "Physics of galactic nuclei" group.
I am especially interested in the formation, evolution and characteristics of gas and dust tori,
which are an important part of the current model of Active Galactic Nuclei.
To study this, we use hydrodynamic simulations with the help of the
PLUTO-code. Subsequent radiative transfer modelling with
enables us to derive observable quantities like spectral energy distributions and
surface brightness distributions and visibility information, which can be compared to observations. See my
online material for
further details, results and movies.
27/11/08 Homepage update
November 08 Looking for key speakers for our workshop "Physics of Galactic Nuclei"
to be held in Ringberg Castle in June 2009.
November 08 Paper on the The effect of stellar feedback on the formation and evolution of gas
and dust tori in AGN accepted for publication in MNRAS.
September 08 Klaus Review of MIDI observations of AGN published in the ESO
April 08 Paper on 3D clumpy models of tori in Seyfert galaxies published in A&A.
29/11/07 Updated research page
November 07 Konrad Tristrams paper on MIDI observations of the Circinus galaxy published in A&A
19/10/07 ClustrMaps reset
01/09/07 Started PostDoc position in Andi Burkerts new "Physics of Galactic Nuclei"-Group
at the Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial physics in Garching / USM (Munich)
29/05/07 Back at MPIA Heidelberg
21/05/07 Ringberg Workshop on "AGN-feedback"
21/04/07 Started collaborative visit to University of Torino (group of
Prof.Dr.S.Massaglia) in Italy in the framework
of the HPC-Europa program.
10/04/07 Started my HPC visit at the high performance computing centre CINECA in Bologna.
06/10/06 Added ClustrMaps to show visitor locations: Please make your
travel plans according to free spots on the map and click on my page ;-)
15/02/07 Started PostDoc position at MPIA
07/02/07 PhD defense
06/10/06 Registered for PhD defense at the "Dekanat".
Date of my PhD defense: February 7th, 2007
05/10/06 Homepage goes online, although still under construction