I am a postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.
My research focusses on stellar hydrodynamics, in particular convection, convective boundary mixing and rotation. I am also interested in nuclear reaction networks and the modeling of thermonuclear deflagrations in degenerate matter. I am involved in the development of new numerical schemes with applied mathematicians.
Before moving to New Mexico I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Mathematics & Statistics at Newcastle University in the UK and in the Physics of Stellar Objects group lead by Friedrich Röpke at Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). Even earlier I was at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and at Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) in Garching bei München, where I receviced my PhD on Coupling of Nuclear Reaction Networks and Hydrodynamics for Application in Stellar Astrophysics from Technische Universität München.
I am married and in my spare time enjoy contributing to free software.
Fabian designed and implemented most of the basic structure of the SLH during his PhD thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA). He also developed a new Riemann Solver for use in the low and high Mach number regime. (Miczek et al., 2015)
Friedrich (Fritz) Röpke is the group leader of the research group Physics of Stellar Objects at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS). He supervised the project from its very beginning.
Many others have contributed to SLH, mostly through thesis projects. This is a nonexhaustive list of current and former team members:
- Alejandro Bolaños (JMU)
- Jonas Berberich (JMU)
- Leonhard Horst (HITS)
- Aron Michel (HITS)
- Samuel Jones (LANL)
- Alberto Botto Poala (HITS)
- Robert Andrássy (HITS)
- Johann Higl (HITS)
- Giovanni Leidi (HITS)
Select talks and publications
High order well-balanced finite volume methods for multi-dimensional systems of hyperbolic balance laws
preprint, March 2019
Second Order Finite Volume Scheme for Euler Equations with Gravity which is Well-Balanced for General Equations of State and Grid Systems
paper in Communications in Computational Physics, June 2019
A General Well-Balanced Finite Volume Scheme for Euler Equations with Gravity
conference paper from HYP 2016
Testing a one-dimensional prescription of dynamical shear mixing with a two-dimensional hydrodynamic simulation
paper published in A&A, July 2017
A hydrodynamical perspective on shear instabilities in massive stars
talk held at the Theo Murphy scientific meeting Bridging the gap: from massive stars to supernovae, June 2016
Dynamical Shear Instabilities in Massive Stars
talk held at the 18th Workshop on Nuclear Astrophysics, March 2016
Seven-League Hydro Code
written for the proceedings of the JUQUEEN Extreme Scaling Workshop, February 2016
Modeling Dynamic Phases in Stellar Evolution using Multidimensional Hydrodynamics Simulations
talk held at IPMU, January 2016
New numerical solver for flows at various Mach numbers
paper published in A&A, April 2015
Multidimensional Hydrodynamic Simulations of Population III Stars
talk held at the 17th Workshop on Nuclear Astrophysics, April 2014