THE SITE OF PASCAL U. FÖRSTER
PhD Student in Astrophysics. UCL
A LITTLE ABOUT ME
Born in Düsseldorf in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and raised in Ratingen nearby, I moved to Munich for my Bachelor's and Master's degree in physics, which I received at LMU Munich. In my Bachelor's thesis, I used hydrodynamic simulations to examine turbulence in the interstellar medium and the viability of different simulation schemes; in my Master's thesis I looked for planes of satellites galaxies in large-scale cosmological simulations, specifically in Magneticum. Both theses were written at the University Observatory in Munich, under the supervision of PD Dr Klaus Dolag. In 2019, I relocated to London to start my PhD studies at University College London, working with Prof Richard Ellis on cosmic re-ionisation and with Prof Amélie Saintonge on galaxy evolution and main-sequence scatter.
Coming from Computational Astrophysics, venturing into Observations and Modeling.
TURBULENT ISM SIMULATIONS
I worked with PD. Dr. Klaus Dolag and Dr. Alexander Beck on simulating subsonic and supersonic Turbulence in the Interstellar Medium and quantifying the ability of both Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Moving Mesh methods to resolve turbulent processes
I worked with Prof. Richard Ellis and Dr. Koki Kakiichi on Anisotropies in Cosmic Reionisation using Photoionisation Models and Intermediate-Redshift Observations with Keck MOSFIRE
HIGH-MASS X-RAY BINARIES
I worked with Prof. Richard Ellis and Dr. Aayush Saxena on constraining High-Mass X-ray Binaries at redshifts 3 < z < 5.5 using new and improved data from VANDELS
PLANES OF SATELLITE GALAXIES
I worked with PD. Dr. Klaus Dolag and Dr. Rhea-Silvia Remus to identify and analyse Planes of Satellite Galaxies in the MAGNETICUM Pathfinder N-body/SPH large-scale CosmologicalSimulation Suite
GALAXY EVOLUTION & SCALING RELATIONS
I work with Prof. Amélie Saintonge on better understanding Galaxy Evolution through dedicated Gas Observations and to disentangle competing effects driving Scatter and Departures from Galaxy Scaling Relations