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 Newcastle upon Tyne, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher 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.
And a few others
Many others have contributed to SLH, mostly through thesis projects. If you feel you should be included in this list, just send us a message.
Select talks and publications
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
Multidimensional Hydrodynamic Simulations of Population III Stars
talk held at the 17th Workshop on Nuclear Astrophysics, April 2014