Graduate Students


Philipp Kempski

Research Interests

  • Cosmic Ray Transport & Feedback
  • Dilute Astrophysical Plasmas
  • MHD Turbulence
  • Black Hole Accretion Flows


I am a 5th-year grad student in the astronomy department. I work with Eliot Quataert on a variety of topics in plasma astrophysics. My primary focus is on the physics of relativistic cosmic rays, their transport and how they affect galaxies and galaxy clusters.

I studied at Oxford University and I graduated in July 2017 as a Master of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics.

I was born in a small town in Germany. When I was 7 my family moved back to Poland, where I lived until the end of high school. Sports are a big part of my life, especially soccer, tennis, running and biking.