Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich - Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prizewinner 2021
Astrophysics, University of Potsdam
Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich
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Tim Dietrich is W1 Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Potsdam and an associate researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam. His research into the dynamics of binary neutron star systems has significantly expanded knowledge in this field, establishing new theoretical models that can be compared with observations. Dietrich has already helped shape his field by creating a database of calculated gravitational wave signals from the merger of two neutron stars. The numerical tools he has developed are also extremely important in the analysis of data from gravitational wave detectors. Dietrich is a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC), the group of institutions and scientists that first detected gravitational waves.