Sylvia Ploeckinger

Astrophysicist (postdoctoral research assistant) at Leiden University (The Netherlands)


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).

In September 2019 I have joined the Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics in Leiden on a personal grant from NWO. 




Paper accepted! All hdf5 files are now ready for download.

July 21, 2020

"Radiative cooling rates, ion fractions, molecule abundances and line emissivities including self-shielding and both local and metagalactic radiation fields" by Sylvia Ploeckinger & Joop Schaye (MNRAS, accepted).

Get the paper here and find some more info and links to the data here.


Sylvia Ploeckinger