I am an assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland.

My group and I specialize in computational astrophysics, meaning that we run and analyze large computer simulations. Our primary 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 explore unconventional ways of expressing simulation data as part of an arts and science collaboration called Fabric of the Universe.

You can reach me at diemer@umd.edu or on twitter as @benediktdiemer.