Expert Details

Falk Herwig

Contact Information

Falk Herwig
Phone Number:(250) 721-7743
Languages: English, German
Physics & Astronomy

Research Information

Research Description

Computational astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, simulation science, stellar physics, origin of the elements in stars and stellar explosions, the first stars in the Universe, merging stars, computational fluid dynamics, combustion in stars.

Interdisciplinary Research

Our research requires working at the interface of computational science, nuclear physics, many branches of physics, including of stratified media and astronomy; at times we need insight from chemistry (molecule and dust formation in astrophysical environments) as well as material science (nano-scale analysis of pre-solar grains from meteorites).

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UVic Speakers Bureau

Herwig takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
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International Involvement

International Research

Member of several international collaborations, involving partners from the US, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Australia in areas related to computational astrophysics, nuclear astrophysics, simulation science, stellar physics.

Countries lived/worked in

USA, UK, Germany

Software Development

Our research is heavily based on computer simulations, data handling, fast data storage, access, visualization and processing capabilities, raw number crunching in massively parallel applications, running on thousands of processor cores simultaneously. In our group we are developing software, algorithms and utilities in all these areas.

Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information