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
    Patricia Buzzatto Siqueira, PhD student
    Christoph Burger, Postdoc
    Johannes Martin, Bachelor student
    Maximilian Rutz, Master student
    David Riestenpatt gen. Richter, Bachelor student
    Rafael Sfair, Postdoc
    Michael Staneker, Master student
    Marius Paul, Master student
    Daniela Munoz, Master student
  • Former members
    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: https://github.com/christophmschaefer/miluphcuda.
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last update: 2021-04-15