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Gravitational Theory

Conformal MethodsDynamical RelativityNumerical RelativityRelativistic Astrophysics



Relativistic astrophysics - in the strict sense of the words - deals with stars and other cosmic objects that can only be described by means of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Such objects are neutron stars and black holes.

Our goal is to achieve a better understanding of the basic properties of neutron stars and black holes using analytical and numerical solutions to Einstein's field equations. From a mathematical point of view, we are dealing with methods for rigorously solving initial and boundary value problems of the Einstein and Einstein-Maxwell equations.

The group is led by Prof. Reinhard Meinel.




The goal of the group is to achieve a better understanding of the basic properties of neutron stars and black holes using analytical and numerical solutions to Einstein's field equations. From a mathematical point of view, we are dealing with methods for rigorously solving initial and boundary value problems of the Einstein and Einstein-Maxwell equations.

A particular emphasis of our research is on the modelling of equilibrium configurations of rotating fluid bodies and their quasi-stationary transition to rotating black holes, see our recent book Relativistic Figures of Equilibrium.

Name Email Office Phone Group

Professors

Prof. Meinel, Reinhard
R.Meinel(at)tpi.uni-jena.de Abb. 212 +49 3641 947113 Relativistic Astrophysics



Staff

Dr. Kleinwächter, Andreas
kleinwaechter(at)tpi.uni-jena.de Abb. 212 +49 3641 9-47125 Relativistic Astrophysics



PhD Students

DP Liu, Yu-Chun
yu-chun.liu(at)uni-jena.de Abb. 213 +49 3641 9-47118 Relativistic Astrophysics

MSc Palenta, Stefan
stefan.palenta(at)uni-jena.de Abb. 213 +49 3641 947118 Relativistic Astrophysics

MSc Schoepe, Andreas
Andreas.Schoepe(at)uni-jena.de Abb. 213 +49 3641 947118 Relativistic Astrophysics



Students

Schumm, Jan
jan.schumm@uni-jena.de Helmholzweg 4, Raum 001 +493641 947109 Relativistic Astrophysics

Tell, Dorothee
dorothee.tell(at)uni-jena.de Helm. 002 +49 3641 947107 Relativistic Astrophysics

Ulbricht, Sebastian
sebastian.ulbricht(at)uni-jena.de Helm. 001 +49 3641 947108 Relativistic Astrophysics



Former members including students:

  • Marcus Ansorg
  • Thomas Bocklitz
  • Martin Breithaupt
  • Gunter Busch
  • Anika Dathe
  • Robert Filter
  • Thomas Fischer
  • Markus Fröb
  • Norman Gürlebeck
  • Markus Hach
  • Stefan Horatschek
  • Moritz Hütten
  • Nils Kästner
  • Thomas Kiefer
  • Steven Krause
  • Hendrick Labranche
  • Christian Liutik (Teichmüller)
  • Fabian Maucher
  • Sebastian Möckel
  • Ramin Mohazzab
  • Roman Nolte
  • Thomas Pähtz
  • Stefan Pauliuk
  • David Petroff
  • Sven Rauh
  • Björn Rechenbach
  • Rene Richter
  • Stefan Rosemann
  • Konrad Schöbel
  • Wilm Schumacher
  • Pia Tölle
  • Marco Vockert
  • Jan Zschoche


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