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main scientific interest are geodynamical processes on planetary
scales. To study these I use numerical models, which allow me to
boundary conditions for a certain setup. These models give a detailed
insight into the evolution of planetary interiors. The application of
analytical models helps
to pinpoint the basic physics governing the numerical models and to
predict the general behaviour
of the system.
I'm working on coupled collision-thermomechanical models, the early
thermomechanical evolution of various meteorite parent bodies and on
topics like Archean Earth and grain size evolution in the Earth's mantle. The study
of planetary formation and their early thermochemical evolution is in my opinion an exciting task as data
models from such divergent disciplines as astrophysics, geochemistry
and rock physics can be combined with computational geodynamics to get a better
understanding of the processes shaping the early solar system.
If you are an independent student looking for a
master or PhD position in the area of geodynamics, please
feel free to contact me.
2016 German-Swiss Geodynamics Workshop
updated: April 14, 2017.