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High energy astrophysics and the astrophysical application of computational fluid mechanics in the context of cosmic structure formation and flows in the vicinity of compact objects.
Dr. Sebastian Heinz is an associate professor in the Astronomy department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research focuses on the observable properties of black holes and the impact growing black holes have on their environment and the universe at large, using a combination of analytic and computational methods. Other research areas of interest include the growth and evolution of cosmic large scale structure and the development of numerical techniques to study astrophysical fluids and plasmas.
He is currently working with his postdoc (and future NSF postdoctoral fellow) Brian Morsony and graduate students Paul Sell and DooSoo Yoon on the interaction of relativistic jets...read more