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Tim Dietrich

I am Tim Dietrich (CV) and currently employed as Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Nikhef, the Dutch National Institute for Subatomic Physics. I am working in the field of Numerical Relativity, in particular I am studying the merger of binary neutron stars.
Over the last years I have performed a large number of simulations which are publicly available as a part of the Computational Relativity Database . I have also developed a model to compute kilonovae lightcurves.

Education and Work
Prizes and Scholarships
Press release, outreach


Tim Dietrich
Office N348
Science Park 105
1098 XG Amsterdam

Tel.: +31 20 5922000

Education and Work


  • 2007-2010: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (B. Sc.)
  • 2010-2012: Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (M. Sc.)
  • 2012-2015: Phd student at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Work

  • 2008-2010: Student assistant at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2009-2010: Student assistant at Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Materialwissenschaften in Halle (Saale)
  • 2011-2012: Student assistant for the SFB/TR-7 Gravitationswellenastronomie
  • 2012-2014: Graduate assistant for the SFB/TR-7 Gravitationswellenastronomie
  • 2015: Graduate assistent at the Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena
  • 2015-2018: Junior Scientist/Postdoc at the AEI
  • Since 2018: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at Nikhef

Current Students

  • Master student: Henrique Leonhard Gieg (Sao Paulo)
  • Supervised Theses

  • Bachelor Thesis: Oppenheimer-Snyder Collapse (Julian Weigt, 2014)
  • Teaching

    • SS 09 : Tutorial in
      • "Theoretische Physik-A-Einführung in die Theoretische Mechanik"
    • WS 09/10 : Tutorial in
      • "Theoretische Physik-B-klassische und analytische Mechanik"
      • "Online Forum der Martin-Luther-Universität für Physik"
    • SS 10: Tutorial in
      • "Mathematische Hilfsmittel zur Quantenphysik"
      • "Mathematische Physik"
    • WS 12/13: Seminar in
      • " Mathematische Methoden III"
    • SS 13: Seminar in
      • " Elektrodynamik (für Lehramt)"

    Prizes and Scholarships

    • 2009-2012: Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
    • 2010: Gustav-Mie-Bachelor Prize of the University Halle-Wittenberg
    • 2013-2015: Beneficiary of the Landesgraduierten-Stipendien
    • 2017: Individual Marie-Curie Fellowship
    • 2017: PhD thesis price of the German Physical Society of the sections Gravitation and Relativity, Hadrons and Nucleons, and Particle physics
    • 2017: PhD thesis price of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
    • 2017: Supervisor for FAPESP Grant of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation for Prof. U. Tonino

    Press release and outreach