Sylvia Ploeckinger

My CV

Career Details

Research assistant (post-doc)

09/2019 -

Lorentz Institute for theoretical physics, Leiden University (Netherlands) with Alexey Boyarsky

With a personal grant from the NWO (Dutch research council) I will investigate the nature of the dark matter particle. 

Research assistant (post-doc)

2014 - 2019

Leiden Observatory, Leiden University (Netherlands), with Joop Schaye; including a seven month employment at Durham University (United Kingdom) with Carlos Frenk

In a collaboration with scientists from mostly Leiden University and Durham University (UK) I am working on a new generation of cosmological simulations.

University assistant prae-doc (PhD student)

2009 - 2014

Department for Astrophysics, University of Vienna (Austria), PhD supervisor: Gerhard Hensler

Together with Simone Recchi (University of Vienna) and Pavel Kroupa (University of Bonn, Germany) I was using the FLASH code to study the evolution of tidal dwarf galaxies. I extended the hydrodynamic code by implementing modules for star formation, stellar feedback, radiative cooling, and a tidal field to carry out this research.