PD Dr. Wolfram Schmidt
Photo: UHH, RRZ/MCC, Mentz
Head of IT (Hamburg Observatory)
Tel: +49 40 42838-8584
Key aspects of activity
- administration of computing and storage facilities
- HPC and HLRN consulting
- research in numerical astrophysics
- teaching in physics and astrophysics
I studied physics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, the University of Leicester, and the University of Vienna. In 2004, I received my PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and the Technical University of Munich. My supervisor was Wolfgang Hillebrandt.
After postdocs in Würzburg and Göttingen in the group of Jens Niemeyer, I joined Hamburg Observatory in 2015.
I have worked on numerical models of thermonuclear supernovae, star-forming clouds, disk galaxies, and cosmological structure formation. In particular, I am interested in all aspects of astrophysical turbulence and in code development for high performance computing. For more information see my reserach projects.