Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich

Adjunct Researcher
Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity
Location Potsdam
+49 331 567-7263
+49 331 567-7298

Main Focus

I am interested in the connection between numerical relativity, gravitational wave and kilonova modeling, and multi-messenger astronomy.
In particular, I am

  • studying the moving puncture method to model black hole spacetimes.
  • performing general relativistic hydrodynamic simulations of binary neutron star systems.
  • developing gravitational-wave models for the analysis of binary neutron star and black hole - neutron star systems.
  • simulating exotic compact objects and trying to understand the imprint of dark matter on the compact binary coalescence.
  • modeling and interpreting kilonovae and other electromagnetic transients.
  • interested in constraining the Hubble constant and the equation of state of supranuclear dense matter within a nuclear physics multi-messenger astronomy framework.

Here is a link to my publications from SPIRES, and here is a link to my publications from the ADS database.

Curriculum Vitae

2010 B.Sc. in Physics - Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2012 M.Sc. in Physics - Friedrich Schiller University Jena
2016 PhD. in Physics - Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Professional Experience
2008-2010: Student assistant at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and for the Interdisciplinary Center of Materials Science in Halle (Saale)
2011-2012: Student assistant for the SFB/TR-7 Gravitationswellenastronomie
2012-2015: Graduate assistant for the SFB/TR-7 Gravitationswellenastronomie and the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
2015-2018: Junior Scientist/Postdoc at the AEI
2018-2020: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Nikhef, Amsterdam
since 2020: Professor in Theoretical Astrophysics at Potsdam University
since 2020: Adjunct Researcher at the AEI Potsdam
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