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Mathematische Strömungsmechanik

Prof. Dr. Christian Klingenberg

Prof. Dr. Christian Klingenberg

Inhaber der Professur
Professur für Mathematik am Lehrstuhl Mathematik VI
Emil-Fischer-Straße 40
97074 Würzburg
Gebäude: 40 (Mathematik Ost)
Raum: 03.011
Telefon: +49 931 31-85045
Porträt Christian Klingenberg


  • graduate student: 1978 - 1983, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
  • masters: 1980, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
  • PhD: 1983, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
    • advisor: Cathleen Morawetz (thesis: On hydrodynamic stability of the separation of the boundary layer from an airfoil)


  • postdoc: 1983-85 Courant Institute, with James Glimm
  • “Assistent” to Willi Jäger: 1985 - 1994, Heidelberg University
  • habilitation: 1992, mathematics, Heidelberg University
  • professor: since 1995, University of Würzburg, mathematics department

  • mathematical fluid mechanics
  • compressible gas dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics
  • kinetic modeling, kinetic modeling of mixtures and of plasma, numerics for this
  • theory of hyperbolic conservation laws: well-posedness in one and multiple space dimensions, relaxation limits, discontinuous flux conservation laws
  • modeling macroscopic fluid flow equations via microscopic interacting particle systems
  • numerics for hyperbolic conservation laws: finite volume schemes in one and multiple space dimensions, approximate Riemann solvers, discontinuous Galerkin methods, moving mesh methods
  • well-balanced schemes applied to the Euler equations with gravity
  • astrophysical applications: accretion discs, protostellar jets, turbulence modeling, large eddy simulations, star formation, stellar evolution, galaxy evolution

  • 1997 - 2001: DFG priority research program “Physik der Sternentstehung”, ~ € 120K, jointly with Hans Zinnecker and Harold York
  • 2005 - 2011: DFG project “A new modeling approach for turbulent astrophysical flows called FEARLESS”. ~ € 350K, jointly with Jens Niemeyer
  • 2005 - 2016: award of a DFG graduate school GRK 1147 at Würzburg University jointly with physics: “Theoretical astrophysics and particle physics”
  • 2013 - 2018: DFG priority research program “Software for Exascale Computing (SPPEXA)”, our project is called EXAMAG, ~ € 750K,  jointly with Volker Springel
  • 2015 - 2017 Humboldt research group jointly with Yan Xu (USTC, Hefei, China)
  • 2014 - 2015 Bavarian California Technological Center grant with Timothy Barth (NASA Ames, California)
  • 2014 - 2015 Bayerische-Französisches Hochschulzentrum grant with Christophe Barthon (Nantes, France)
  • 2015  Bayerische-Französisches Hochschulzentrum grant with Steophane Olla (Paris, France)
  • 2015 - 2016 DAAD PPP Norway-Germany grant with Nils-Henrik Risebro (Oslo, Norway)
  • 2015 Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, grant with Volker Springel and Lars Hernquist “Predicting galaxy formation in a representative volume of the Universe”: 92,000,000 hours of CPU time on the new supercomputer HORNET in Stuttgart.
  • 2016 - 2017 DAAD Procope French-Germany grant with Christophe Barthon (Nantes, France)
  • 2016 - 2017 DAAD MUIR Italien-Germany grant with Gabriella Puppo (Como, Italy)