curriculum vitae


graduate student: 1978 - 1983, Courant Institut of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

masters: 1980, Courant Institut of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

PhD: 1983, Courant Institut of Mathematical Sciences, New York University

                    advisor: Cathleen Morawetz (thesis: On hydrodynamic stability of the separation of the boundary layer from an airfoil)


postdoc: 1983-85 Courant Institute, with James Glimm

“Assistent” to Willi Jäger: 1985 - 1994, Heidelberg University

habilitation: 1992, mathematics, Heidelberg University

professor: since 1995, Würzburg University, mathematics department


1999: distinguished scientist award of California Institute of Technology

2006, 2007: co-organize two one week workshops at IPAM (UCLA) Grand Challenge Probems in Astrophysics Reunion I & II

2007: professeur invité, École Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm

2007: invited speaker “Collège de France”, Paris


grants to hire researchers:

1997 - 2001: DFG priority research program “Physik der Sternentstehung”, ~ € 120K, jointly with Hans Zinnecker and Harold York

2005 - 2011: DFG project “A new modeling approach for turbulent astrophysical flows called FEARLESS”. ~ € 350K, jointly with Jens Niemeyer

2005 - 2016: award of a DFG graduate school GRK 1147 at Würzburg University jointly with physics: “Theoretical astrophysics and particle physics

2013 - 2020: DFG priority research program “Software for Exascale Computing (SPPEXA)”, our project is called (SPPEXA) ~ € 750K,  jointly with Volker Springel, see here

2015 Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, grant with Volker Springel and Lars Hernquist “Predicting galaxy formation in a representative volume of the Universe”: 92,000,000 hours of CPU time on the new supercomputer HORNET in Stuttgart.

2018 - 2020 INdAM Doctoral Programme fellowship in Mathematics and/or Applications Cofunded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

2018 - 2019 DAAD P.R.I.M.E. (multi-dimensional structure preserving finite volume schemes)

2018 - 2021 Centre National de Recherche, Lebanon (numerical methods for astrophysical applications)

2018 - 2019 Heidelberg Institite for Theoretical Studies Zuwendungsvertrag (Magnetohydrodynamic für Sternentwicklung)

2019 - 2022: DFG project: “Development and astrophysical application of a well-balanced asymptotic preserving scheme for ideal magnetohydrodynamics with gravity” - € 400K, jointly with Fritz Röpke

grants to pay for exchange visits:

2015 - 2017 Humboldt research group jointly with Yan Xu (USTC, Hefei, China)

2014 - 2015 Bavarian California Technological Center grant with Timothy Barth (NASA Ames, California)

2014 - 2015 Bayerische-Französisches Hochschulzentrum grant with Christophe Barthon (Nantes, France)

2015  Bayerische-Französisches Hochschulzentrum grant with Stephane Olla (Paris, France)

2015 - 2016 DAAD PPP Norway-Germany grant with Nils-Henrik Risebro (Oslo, Norway)

2016 - 2017 DAAD Procope French-Germany grant with Christophe Barthon (Nantes, France)

2016 - 2017 DAAD MUIR Italien-Germany grant with Gabriella Puppo (Como, Italy)

2018 - 2019 DAAD PPP Norway-Germany grant with Nils-Henrik Risebro (Oslo, Norway) (jointly with Johanna Erdmenger)

2018 - 2019 Bayerisches Hochschulzentrum für China with Min Tang (Shanghai, China)

2019   Bayerische Forschungsallianz grant with Cory Hauck (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)

2019 Indian Institute of Manegment, Indore, India travel grant (well-balanced schemes for Euler with gravity)

2019 - 2021 - Chinesisch-Deutsches Zentrum für Wissenschaftsförderung with a consortium of German and Chinese professors working in conservation laws

2020 - 2021  Bayerische-Französisches Hochschulzentrum grant with Christophe Chanlons (Versaille, France)

member editorial board:

Frontiers in Computational Physics (chief editor)

Computation (see flyer)