Current Graduate Student

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Philipp Kempski


I am a second-year astrophysics graduate student. I work with Eliot Quataert on properties of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in accretion disks.    

For the past year I have also worked with Chung-Pei Ma on dynamical modelling of massive early-type galaxies, using both Schwarzschild orbit superposition models and the Jeans Anisotropic Modelling (JAM) technique.   

I studied at Oxford University, where I spent 3 years in the Physics Department and 1 year in the Mathematical Institute. I 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. Sport is a big part of my life, I enjoy soccer, tennis, running and long distance cycling.