Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Prof. Dr. Jens Niemeyer


  • 1994-1995 DAAD Fellow, University at Santa Cruz
  • 1995-1997 Postdoctoral Researcher, MPA
  • 1997-1999 Enrico Fermi Fellow, department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago,USA
  • 1999-2000 Otto Hahn Fellow and visitor at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, USA
  • 2000-2002 Senior Researcher, Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching (MPA)
  • 2002-2009 Associate Professor, University Würzburg
  • since 2009 Full Professor, Georg August University, Göttingen




Major Research Interests


  • How has our universe evolved from the nearly homogeneous state of the
    early universe into the complex web of structures that we observe
    today? Can we reproduce the most important features of this evolution with
    supercomputer simulations, and use this information to learn about the
    earliest stages of structure formation and the contents of the
    universe? What are the seeds for the inhomogeneities, and what can
    they teach us about physics before the hot big bang? The cosmology
    group at the Institute for Astrophysics works on these and related
    questions with a combination of analytic studies, computer
    simulations, and astronomical observations.



Homepage Department/Research Group
http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/111941.html




Selected Recent Publications


  • Latif, M. A., Schleicher, D. R. G., Schmidt, W., & Niemeyer, J. (2013): Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: The characteristic black hole mass resulting from direct collapse in the early Universe
  • Latif, M. A., Schleicher, D. R. G., Schmidt, W., & Niemeyer, J. (2013): Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Black hole formation in the early Universe
  • Latif, M. A., Schleicher, D. R. G., Schmidt, W., & Niemeyer, J. (2013): The Astrophysical Journal: The Formation of Massive Population III Stars in the Presence of Turbulence
  • Latif, M. A., Schleicher, D. R. G., Schmidt, W., & Niemeyer, J. (2013): Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: The small-scale dynamo and the amplification of magnetic fields in massive primordial haloes
  • Latif, M. A., Schleicher, D. R. G., Schmidt, W., & Niemeyer, J. (2013): Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: High-resolution studies of massive primordial haloes
  • Iapichino, L., Schmidt, W., Niemeyer, J.. C., & Merklein, J. (2011): Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Turbulence production and turbulent pressure support in the intergalactic medium