Univ.-Prof. Dr. sc., Dipl.-Phys. Oliver Hahn

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Professorship for Data Science in Astrophysics at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy and the Faculty of Mathematics

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Curriculum Vitae:

1998-2005 Diploma studies in physics in Tübingen
2001-2002 Study visit with DAAD scholarship at the University of Toronto
2005-2009 PhD in physics at ETH Zurich
2009-2012 KIPAC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University/SLAC
2012-2015 Ambizione Research Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) at ETH Zurich
2015 ERC Starting Grant "Astrophysics for the Dark Universe: Cosmological simulations in the context of dark matter and dark energy research"
2015-2020 University Professor of Physics at the Université de la Côte d'Azur/Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, Nice
since October 2020 Professor of Data Science in Astrophysics at the Institute of Astrophysics and the Institute of Mathematics at the University of Vienna


Research areas:


* Cosmology and large-scale structure of the universe
* Computational astrophysics and underlying numerical methods

"The fact that we can describe our universe and its formation mathematically and model it using supercomputers and clever algorithms is an immense cultural achievement. My research establishes the link between physical-mathematical description and astronomical observation and thus also helps us to better understand our place in the cosmos." (Oliver Hahn)