FACULTY OF Physics and Astronomy

DR. KLAUS SCHERER, CHAIR OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS IV

Main interests in the group are a.) non-thermal distribution functions (regularized kappa distributions) and its connected moments, and b) the large scale modeling of astrospheres (including the heliosphere). The first topic requires a kinetic description based on the Vlasov/Maxwell system. The study of the second topic  requires large scale magneto-hydrodynamic models (based on the Cronos code), including multi-fluid simulations.
The heliospheric models are based on in situ spacecraft data, while the modeling of astrospheres requires remote data. The former is needed to understand the physics of the heliosphere, while the latter will help to understand the physical environment around exoplanets.

Keywords: solar wind turbulence, large scale multifluid MHD simulations, regularized kappa distributions

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