ASTROPHYSICS PHD STUDENT | CODING INSTRUCTOR | SCIENCE COMMUNICATION
I’m Franziska Schmidt (she/her), a PhD student in computational astrophysics at UCL working with Prof. Mike J. Barlow.
My main research interests are stellar formation & evolution, cosmic dust, and the development of research software. As a member of the SNDUST team, I am currently developing computational models for dust destruction in supernova remnants.
Some evening and weekends I give coding courses at the City Literary Institute near Holborn.
Upcoming Online Talk!
I will be giving a talk for Astronomy on Tap London on the the 27th of May.
New SNDUST paper about grain growth in supernova remanants due to ion trapping on the arXiv: Kirchschlager et al., 2020!
Diploma Club Talk @ UCL
On the 16th of January, I’ll be giving the UCL Diploma Club Talk about dust in supernova remnants and computational astrophysics.
Upcoming (German) Online Talk!
On the 21st of May I’ll be talking about cosmic dust & supernovae for Faszination Astronomie Online.
UCL's Your Universe
UCL’s Your Universe festival is taking place on the 6th and 7th of March this year! Our team will be there to talk about stellar evolution and guide you through a VR simulation of a supernova remnant!
Lunch Talk @ Cardiff
I’ll be giving the Astro Lunch Talk at Cardiff University on the 9th of January!