From February 12 to February 23, 2018, Dr. Benoit Coté from from the Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences visited the PSO group to collaborate on questions regarding the Galactic chemical evolution. Benoit is one of the key developers of the NuGrid Python Chemical Evolution Environment (NuPyCEE), a computer tool that allows to simulate the chemical enrichment…Details
We welcome Jakub Fišák as a guest student in the PSO group. Jakub is a PhD student at Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and works on radiative transfer in stellar winds of hot stars. Jakub obtained an ERASMUS+ fellowship to spend two months as a guest student at HITS. During his visit, he will collaborate…Details
On January 30, 2018, the PSO group hosted Professor Frans Pretorius from Princeton University. Frans works on general relativity with a special focus of numerical solutions of Einstein’s field equations, e.g. in binary compact object mergers, which are also one of the research topics in the PSO group. Frans visited Heidelberg to give a talk at the Heidelberg…Details
From January 25 to January 26, 2018, Dr. Fabian Schneider from Oxford University visited the PSO group to collaborate on the evolution of massive stars.
On January 9, 2018, the PSO group hosted Dr. Maria Lugaro from the Konkoly Observatory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Maria leads a research group that tries to understand how nuclear reactions inside stars produce the chemical elements that make up the world around us, and all the other stars and planetary systems in the Universe.…Details
From December 18 to 19, 2017, Dr. Bernhard Müller from Monash University (AU) visited the PSO group to discuss open questions in the evolution of massive stars and their explosions as core-collapse supernovae.
On December 14 and 15, 2017, the PSO group organized the XIIth Würzburg workshop on supernovae and stellar hydrodynamics in Heidelberg at HITS. More than 20 researchers from international universities and institutions gathered to discuss new developments in the field and to collaborate on new and existing projects.
From December 12 to 13, 2017, the PSO group hosted Prof. Ariel Goobar from Stockholm University. Ariel is well known for his work on observational cosmology with Type Ia supernovae for which he received several prestigious prizes, including the Gruber Prize in Cosmology 2007 and the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in 2014. Ariel visited…Details
Neutron stars are the densest objects in the Universe; however, their exact characteristics remain unknown. Using simulations based on recent observations, a team of scientists including HITS researcher Dr. Andreas Bauswein has managed to narrow down the size of these stars. When a very massive star dies, its core contracts. In a supernova explosion, the…Details
From November 7 to 8, 2017, Dr. Raphael Hirschi from Keele University (UK) visited the PSO group to discuss current topics in stellar evolution modelling.
The European Research Council has awarded HITS astrophysicist Andreas Bauswein an ERC Starting Grant worth approximately 1.5 million euros. Using computer simulations, the aim of the project is to better understand the collisions between neutron stars. These are seen as potential candidates for the formation of heavy elements such as gold, silver and uranium.Details