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At the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, I lead the research group Physics of Stellar Objects. Please visit the group's website for additional information. At the moment, three major research topics are pursued in my group:

Thermonuclear supernova explosions

Common envelope phases in binary stellar evolution

Stellar hydrodynamics

Research highlight

For a recent research highlight, see our simulation of how magnetic fields in massive stars are generated by stellar mergers: A full-text version of the article is available.
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