Current Graduate Student

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Philipp Kempski

Research Interests

  • Cosmic Rays: Confinement, Propagation and Feedback
  • Weakly Collisional and Collisionless Astrophysical Plasmas
  • Turbulence in Accretion Flows


I am a third-year grad student and currently a Graduate Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara. I work on a variety of topics in plasma astrophysics.   

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

I was born in a small town in western Germany. When I was 7 my family moved to Poland, where I lived until the end of high school. Sports are a big part of my life, I enjoy soccer, tennis, running and long-distance cycling.