The Plasma Astrophysics Group is a young and diverse team affiliated with the University of Greifswald, Germany, one of the oldest Universities in central Europe and a world-leading center for plasma physics.

This group was originally established at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph, Canada, with which we maintain close ties and have cross-appointed group members.

In the pursuit to connect fundamental physics with the cosmos, we combine gravitational physics, nuclear and high-energy astrophysics with high-performance computing to study 'multi-messenger' events and what they reveal about the Universe. Much of our research centers around unraveling the fundamental physics and astrophysics of compact binary mergers involving neutron stars and black holes, it elucidates how such mergers and other astrophysical phenomena synthesize heavy elements in the Universe, how they give rise to gravitational waves and enigmatic phenomena such as gamma-ray bursts and kilonovae, and it reflects on the broader impacts for nuclear physics and astrophysics.

Employing some of the world's largest supercomputers, our research builds on simulations of astrophysical plasmas in dynamic spacetimes, including numerical relativity, general-relativistic magnetohydrodynamics, microphysical equations of state, weak interactions, neutrino radiation transport, and nuclear reaction networks, in combination with analytical and semi-analytical modeling.

More information about our research can be found under Publications and Resources.