Numerical Particle Methods Group

The workgroup on numerical particle methods is part of Prof. Kley's department of Computational Physics. Our research is focused on meshfree particle methods such as Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Molecular Dynamics and Tree algorithms and their application on astrophysical processes.

  • Research topics
    • Computational Physics and High Performance Computing
    • Smooth(ed) Particle Hydrodynamics
    • Protoplanetary discs and embedded protoplanet evolution
    • Circumbinary discs
    • Planetesimal and planetary embryo formation processes
    • Impacts and collisions

the group before the pandemic, © Evita Vavilina
  • Current members
    Hugo Audiffren, PhD student
    Jovan Boscovic, Bachelor student
    Patricia Buzzatto Siqueira, PhD student
    Christoph Burger, Postdoc
    Jonas Hohaus, Master student
    Johannes Martin, Master student
    Sofia Morelli, Bachelor student
    Shrikanth Panneerselvan, Master student
    Rafael Sfair, Postdoc
    Michael Staneker, software developer
    Katyayani Trivedi, student
  • Former members
    Marius Paul, Daniela Munoz, Maximilian Rutz, David Riestenpatt gen. Richter, Stephan Löffler, Dr. Oliver Wandel, Evita Vavilina, Dr. Stefan Kunze, Dr. Matthias Kunle, Dr. Ralf Geretshauser, Daria Adis, Dr. Ferzana Meru, Dr. Serena Arena, Dr. Kevin Schaal, Sven Riecker, Samuel Scherrer, Franziska Schmidt, Janka Werner, Kai Fabi, Marius Morlock.
    Former head of the group: PD Dr. Roland Speith.
The group maintains and develops the open source SPH code miluphcuda.
Please see the github repo:
last update: 2022-04-19