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Work-group leader

Prof. Dr. Jutta Kunz


Prof. Dr. Björn Poppe


Dr. Thorsten Plaggenborg, Dipl.-Chem.



Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
V. School of Mathematics and Science
Carl-von-Ossitzky-Str. 9-11 26129 Oldenburg

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Theoretical Astrophysics

Theoretical astrophysics

Theoretical astrophysics in Oldenburg is primarily dedicated to the study of gravitation. This includes Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, but also alternative theories of gravity. The field theory working group deals with theoretical models of astrophysical objects such as neutron stars, white dwarf stars and black holes. With the help of analytical and numerical methods, objects are also studied that were previously only predicted theoretically: Boson stars, wormholes and black objects in higher dimensions.

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