FACULTY OF Physics and Astronomy

DR. JÜRGEN DREHER, CHAIR OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS I

Dr Jürgen Dreher is expert in theoretical plasma physics with emphasis on magnetized plasmas. He has studied various phenomena in the magnetosphere/ ionosphere system and the solar atmosphere, with special focus on magnetic reconnection. Combining theoretical modelling and numerical simulation, he has also been involved in the analysis of the Bochum "FlareLab" experiment. Dr. Dreher has created the mesh-adaptive, massively-parallel simulation framework "racoon," which was employed in numerous plasma physical projects. Recently, he has been working on adopting those techniques and numerical methods to the field of cardiac electrophysiology.

Keywords: Plasma and fluid theory, Space plasma physics, Numerical methods and code development, Large-scale numerical simulation

Webpage: Theoretical Physics I