Research Topics

We research matter under extreme conditions, such as those found in astrophysical objects. Our investigations cover a temperature and density range which includes conditions in the atmospheres of inflated gas giants to the interior of brown dwarfs. We also accompany experiments on warm density matter, a state of matter with a temperature range between 0.1 and a few 10 eV, and densities in the range of solids.

We use density functional theory for an efficient description of strongly correlated matter and employ the results for modeling (exo-)planets as well as for diagnostics of high pressure experiments.



Topics for bachelor and master theses