The starting point of my research is the exciting question of how the simple, beginnings of the big-bang have given rise to today's highly complex universe.
- The nature of dark matter
- The development of the Milky Way
- Galaxies in the early universe
- Star formation
- Defense against asteroids
- Life as a natural emergent process in the universe
Many physical processes in the universe are highly non-linear and complex. We try to reconstruct the development of the universe from the beginnings in the Big Bang to the origin of life.
In addition to the theoretical interpretation of observations, a deep understanding of the dynamic universe also requires detailed numerical simulations, coupled with sophisticated data analysis and visualization.
Full professor and head of the chair for theoretical and numerical astrophysics at the LMU Muenchen
Associated scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching
Higgs FellowCoordinator of the Cluster of Excellence “Origins”
Counselor: European Astronomical Society
Editor: Astrophysics Aktuell (Springer), Astronomy Library Springer)
Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Club of Rome
2011-2014: President of the German Astronomical Society
2011: The International Astronomical Union names a minor planet “267003 Burkert”htps://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Burkert