Institute of Astronomy

Dr Ewald Puchwein


Office: KAVLI K20
Office Tel: (01223) 337533
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Most of my research falls within the field of numerical cosmology / astrophysics:

Galaxy clusters

  • cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy cluster formation
  • AGN feedback
  • gravitational lensing
  • intracluster light

Intergalactic medium

  • numerical studies of the Lyman-alpha forest
  • beam plasma instabilities & cosmological implications of TeV blazars

Modified gravity

  • cosmological simulations with modified gravity (f(R), etc.)
  • degeneracies between baryonic physics and the effects of modified gravity

Galaxy formation

  • forming realistic galaxy populations in cosmological hydrodynamical simulations (SN & AGN feedback / galactic winds)


2013 -            Senior Research Associate,

                       Institute of Astronomy / KICC,

                       University of Cambridge

2010 - 2013    Postdoc, Heidelberg Institue for

                       Theoretical Studies

2007 - 2010    Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for



Numerical Galaxy Formation and Cosmology (Lent term 2016)

Cosmic Structure Formation on Supercomputers (and laptops) (Michaelmas Term 2014)


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