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Sylvia Ploeckinger

Astrophysicist (senior postdoctoral fellow) at the University of Vienna (Austria)

A Little About Me

I am a scientist working on expanding our understanding of the Universe we live in. The methods I am using reach from calculations involving mostly pen and (lots of) paper to developing complex large-scale cosmological simulations that run on thousands of processors for months within an international collaboration of scientists.

I received my PhD from the Department of Astrophysics in Vienna, Austria and I have since been a postdoctoral researcher at Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands as well as at the Institute for Computational Cosmology in Durham (UK). Between September 2019 to August 2022 I was working at the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics in Leiden funded by a personal grant from NWO.

Since September 2022 I am back at the Department of Astrophysics in Vienna, Austria, funded by a Marie-Jahoda stipend (09/22 - 12/22) and an Elise-Richter fellowship (01/23-12/26).


Back at the Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna

January 2023

I received an Elise Richter fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund and started a new position at the Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna, my Alma Mater

Contact me

Department of Astrophysics
Türkenschanzstrasse 17
1180 Vienna

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