Stellar Astrophysics is concerned with stellar evolution theory, i.e. with
the theoretical modeling of the life and death of single stars
(e.g., our Sun) and binary stars. In this context, methods of numerical hydrodynamics
are applied to develop computer models for explosions of stars,
for collisions between binary stars, for simulating the
relativistic gas outflow (jets) from black holes, and for
studying convection and turbulent flows in stellar plasmas.
Type Ia Supernova explosions (Emmy Noether Junior Research Group)