About me

Benedikt Diemer
I am studying for a PhD in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. I specialize in computational astrophysics, meaning that I run and analyze large computer simulations.

My main research interest is in Structure Formation, the gravitational collapse of matter in the universe into the structures we observe or infer today, such as galaxies and dark matter halos.

As a side project, I work on cosmic explosions called Type Ia Supernovae. In particular, I connect the results of computer simulations to the supernovae we observe in the universe.