Dr. Loren E. Held

Numerische und Relativistische Astrophysik
Standort Potsdam
+49 331 567-7336


I am a theoretical astrophysicist and a member of the Computational Relativistic Astrophysics departmentMy current research interests are mainly in astrophysical fluid dynamics, particularly as applied to accretion disks (of all shapes and sizes!). During my PhD I investigated convection in disks and the interaction of convection and the magnetorotational instability (MRI), with applications mainly to Dwarf Novae. My current research focuses on disks from neutron star mergers. I also have a long standing interest in turbulence, both homogeneous and isotropic, and also subject to various body forces (e.g. MHD turbulence, convective turbulence, turbulence in rotating media, etc.).


2020-now Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam
2016-2020 PhD, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
2015-2016 Part III Mathematics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
2011-2015 MSci in Astrophysics, Royal Holloway, University of London
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