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My main scientific
interest are geodynamical processes on planetary
scales. To study these I use numerical models,
which allow me to accurately control initial and
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.
Currently I'm working mostly on
the early thermomechanical evolution of
terrestrial planets. Other research topics
include the evolution of comets and both
strain weakening and grain
size evolution in Earth's lower
mantle. The study
of planet formation and both early and
long-term thermochemical evolution is an
exciting task as data and models from such
different disciplines as astrophysics,
geochemistry and rock physics can be
combined with computational geodynamics to
get a better understanding of the processes
shaping the planetary bodies.
are an independent student looking for a
master or PhD
position in the area of
geodynamics, please feel free to contact me.
Last updated: January 25, 2024.