About me

Benedikt DiemerI am currently studying for a PhD in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago.

I work with two research groups; in the first, we try to understand how the structures in the universe, such as galaxies, came into existence, and what their appearance tells us about the physical laws that underlie our existence.

In the second group, we (virtually) blow up stars to create Type Ia Supernovae. My niche in our effort to understand these explosions is to compare the results of our simulations to the Supernovae we observe in the universe.

Please visit the research pages for more information on these topics.