PD. Dr. Hubert Klahr

 

Research Themes:

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS APPLIED TO THE FORMATION OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND EXOPLANETS

My interest in research is focused on the formation of stars and planets. The main tools in such investigations are multidimensional self-gravitating magneto hydro dynamical simulations of turbulent gas and embedded particles on massive parallel computers. Questions we seek to answer are:


  1. How did our solar system form and the earth come to life?

  2. How did the most massive and the smallest stars form?

  3. What is the nature and role of turbulence in the formation on planets?

  4. What is the initial mass function of planets?

  5. At what distance to the star  and with what masses are they typically born?

  6. How many stars do harbor earth sized planets at a distance to allow for the evolution of life?


For Questions

Contact:    klahr at mpia.de

phone:       06221 528 255

Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie

Königstuhl 17

D 69117 Heidelberg

Germany

Head of the 
Theory Group in the PSF Department of the Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie & Privatdozent at the University of Heidelberghttp://www.mpia.de/psf-theoryhttp://www.mpia.de/PSF/index.phphttp://www.mpia.dehttp://www.mpia.dehttp://www.physik.uni-heidelberg.de/http://www.uni-heidelberg.dehttp://www.uni-heidelberg.de/index_e.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5

Keywords: Astronomy Astrophysics Theoretical Physics Numerics Fluid dynamics Supercomputing Magneto Hydro

Movie: Vortices and Planet Formation: