University of Heidelberg

Rowan Smith


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

Room: 008
E-mail: rowanjsmith.astro at
Tel. : +49 6221 54 8973

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Curriculum Vitae  [ 102 KB pdf ]


I am a postdoctoral researcher at ITA who focusses on star formation in both the present day and the early universe. In 2011 I received independent funding from the DFG Priority Program 1573 for the project, "The interplay between IRDC Formation and the Birth of Massive Stars". I have used this money to study the obersvational signatures of star formation in cores Paper I, Paper II. Recently I have used the moving mesh code AREPO to study CO-dark gas and molecular filaments in Milky Way-type galaxies . In 2014 I was awarded the Norman Lockyer fellowship from the Royal Astronomical Society which I will take to the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics in Manchester. Use the menu bar to the left to learn more about my research and recent publications.


My most recent publications. These can also be found on ADS.

On the nature of star-forming filaments: I Filament morphologies

Filament Movies

Physics and Chemistry of the ISM

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