Adrian Hamers is a Research Group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA). He obtained his PhD from Leiden University in 2016, after studying physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. In 2016, he moved to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, to work as a postdoctoral fellow. From September 2019, he is heading a new Research Group at the MPA. His interests lie in computational astrophysics specialising in astrophysical dynamics and stellar and binary evolution, studying compact objects, stellar systems, supermassive black holes, and planetary systems.
Theoretical and computational astrophysics
Stellar and binary evolution
Long-term evolution of planetary systems, including exomoons
Dynamical evolution of galactic nuclei and globular clusters, and multiple-star systems therein
Progenitor evolution of compact object mergers leading to gravitational wave sources in high-order multiplicity systems
Production of Type Ia supernovae in multiple-star systems
N-body dynamics and integration techniques