Lukas Weih

I have a keen interest in general relativity and especially in solving the Einstein equations numerically in order to describe and understand some of the most violent and most fascinating phenomena in our universe.
Therefore, I joined the RelAstro group at the Goethe University in Frankfurt as a master student in 2016 and completed my thesis on equilibria and dynamics of differentially rotating neutron stars at the end of 2017. The results of this thesis are summarized here.

Since the beginning of 2018 I have been working on my Ph.D. project, which is on radiative transport in binary neutron star mergers. This topic combines the fields of relativity, hydrodynamics and high-performance computing – three fields that the RelAstro group has mastered and I am hoping to do so during my studies.
Between finishing my Master’s and starting my Ph.D., I also worked on constraining neutron star properties through gravitational-wave observations (see here and here).