Successful computing time proposal at SCC, Karlsruhe

Friedrich Röpke and Sebastian Ohlmann of the PSO group were granted 4.4 million core hours of computing time on the computing resource ForHLR I (Forschungshoechstleistungsrechner Phase I) at SCC (Steinbruch Center for Computing), Karlsruhe. The goal of the project is to further improve the hydrodynamic modeling of so-called common envelope phases, special interactions in binary…

Australian Astrophysicists visit HITS

The astrophysicists Ashley Ruiter, Ivo Seitenzahl, and Fiona Panther of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra visited the PSO group at HITS from 19.9. until 23.9.2016. The visit was part of an exchange programme between the group of Prof. Brian Schmidt, ANU, and the group of Prof. Friedrich Röpke, HITS. The exchange programme is…

Gliese Fellow Markus Kromer joins HITS

In October 2016, Dr. Markus Kromer joined the Physics of Stellar Objects (PSO) research group at HITS as a visiting scientist. Markus obtained the 2016 Gliese Fellowship from the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH). The Gliese Fellowship is awarded to outstanding postdoctoral researchers in any area of astronomy or astrophysics in which ZAH scientists are…