The group was founded in 2006 on award of a MPG-Fellowship to Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München). It is a collaboration between the LMU and the MPE. The group consists currently of five members. Primary research focus are investigations on the physics of the centres of galaxies. Computer simulations, including gas dynamics and radiative transfer are carried out with grid and particle based codes. We complement observational projects at MPE and collaborate closely with the computational astrophysics group at the university observatory.
With the help of 3D hydrodynamical simulations with the PLUTO code, we study the effects of turbulent mass input from evolving nuclear star clusters. [more]
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