Numerical Particle Methods Group

The workgroup on numerical particle methods is part of late 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
    Parthsarthi Ahuja, Master student
    Khairi Alqubat, Master student
    Jovan Boscovic, Master student
    Christoph Burger, Postdoc
    Dhritishman Hazarika, Master student
    Jonas Hohaus, research assistant
    Anne Jeschke, Master student
    Christian Jetter, Master student
    Prakrut Rajesh, Master student
    Jakob Sappler, Bachelor student
  • Former members
    Hania Azzam, Rafael Sfair, Thamiris de Santana, Patricia Buzzatto Siqueira, Kang Shuai, Katyayani Trivedi, Yannick Mühlhäuser, Johannes Martin, Shrikanth Panneerselvan, Hugo Audiffren, Michael Staneker, Sofia Morelli, 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 codes miluphcuda and milupHPC.
Please see the github repos: and (fork from Michael Staneker's repo).
last update: 2024-04-13