University of Heidelberg

Dr. Erik Bertram

Welcome to my homepage! At the moment, I am a scientific research assistant at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg. Before, I did my PhD at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (ITA). On this website you can find more information about me and my work.


Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg

Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik
Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2
69120 Heidelberg, Germany

E-Mail:mail at erik-bertram PUNKT de
Erik Bertram

Research interests

My work focuses on theoretical and numerical models of star formation in turbulent molecular clouds. The formation of stars is affected by numerous physical processes, e.g. by magnetic fields, turbulence, the chemistry or the radiative transfer. In numerical simulations, we try to find out more about about the formation of stars. Therefore, we compare our theoretical results with real observational data to get a deeper insight into the process of star formation in order to finally get to a self-consistent theory of star formation in our universe.

MHD256-Simulation MHD256-Simulation
Links: 2D-Karte (Säulendichte Σ) einer idealen MHD-Simulation mit starkem Magnetfeld (plasma β0 = 0.01) in z-Richtung bei 2.0 Turnover-Zeiten und einer Alfvén-Machzahl von MA = 10. Rechts: Wie links, nur mit schwachem Magnetfeld (plasma β0 = 100). Eingekreist sind überdichte Gebiete, aus denen einmal Sterne entstehen könnten (erschienen in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Bertram et al., 2011).
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