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My name is Philipp Girichidis and I am a Postdoc at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany. My research focususes on the physical processes in the interstellar medium. Using hydrodynamical simulations I work on aspects of

In a scale-free context I am interested in the processes of turbulent motions in self-gravitating systems and the relation between kinetic, internal, and gravitational energy. I investigate the kinetics and gravitational collapse in turbulent boxes with numerical simulations and statistical descriptions like the density PDF.


Philipp Girichidis
Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg

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E-mail: philipp at
Phone: +49 (0)6221 – 533 – 327
Fax: +49 (0)6221 – 533 – 298