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Dr. Christoph Federrath

Willkommen. Christoph Federrath ist gegenwärtig wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics der Australian National University. Er studierte von 2001 bis 2007 Physik an der Universität Würzburg und promovierte 2010 an der Universität Heidelberg.


Dr. Christoph Federrath
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
The Australian National University
Cotter Road, Canberra, ACT 2611, Australia
E-mail: christoph.federrath (at)
Tel.: +61 2 6125 0217
Fax: +61 2 6125 0233

Christoph Federrath

Research interests

Federrath's research focuses on understanding the formation of stars in the Universe. Almost everything we know about the Universe comes from observing star light. The formation of stars controls galaxy evolution and sets the initial conditions for planet formation. To advance our understanding of star formation, Federrath develops theoretical models and supercomputer simulations of molecular clouds, the birthplaces of stars. This involves the physics of turbulence, gravity, magnetic fields, radiation, stellar feedback and chemical evolution. An essential part of this work is to compare supercomputer simulations performed on thousands of computer cores to real observations in galactic clouds. The ultimate goal of Federrath's research is to establish a model that combines all the relevant physics and chemistry to enable self-consistent comparisons with observations and to provide powerful predictions for how galaxies, stars and planets form in the Universe.

Verantwortlich: Christoph Federrath, letzte Änderung am 04.01.2016 00:40 CET
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