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.
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.
Recently I have also become interested in the Galactic Centre of the Milky Way and high-redshift galaxy formation.
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