About me


Research interests
Past stations

Research interests

I am performing computer simulations of stars. I am especially interested in nuclear production of the elements (nuclear astrophysics) and hydrodynamic mixing processes. This is a multi-physics research area that offers plenty opportunities to interact and collaborate with all sorts of interesting people, including, e.g., nuclear physics experimentalists, CFD experts, observers, computational science and applied math types, cosmochemistry folks, to name just a few. A few of the key questions are: More details can be found by selecting an item from the meny on the left.

Past stations

I have obtained my doctorate degree (Dr. rer. nat.) at University of Kiel and Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (both Germany) in 1998. I have spent the following two years as a post-doc with Norbert Langer and Wolf-Rainer Hamann at the University of Potsdam (Germany) before moving for another post-doc to the University of Victoria (BC, Canada) to work with Don VandenBerg. Then I had an interesting time as a post-doc in the Theoretical Astrophysics Group (T-6) at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico (USA). In January 2007 I started on a Lecturer position in the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences at Keele University, UK. In the summer of 2008 I returned to the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where I am now a professor for astrophysics.
Falk Herwig, Last update: Thu 19 Jan 2017 07:30:45 PST , WWW home