Robert Grand

I am a theoretical astrophysicist currently working at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. My primary interest is the formation and evolution of galaxies, with special emphasis on the Milky Way. My current work is focussed on the Auriga Project – one of the largest, highest resolution suites of (magneto)hydrodynamical simulations of the formation of Milky Way-mass galaxies and their surroundings. I have also a strong interest in Galactic dynamics and Galactic archeology, for which I have employed controlled N-body simulations, and developed the first ever mock catalogues for the impressive large astrometric Gaia survey.

On this website, you may find more specific information about my research work, my curriculum vitae, and information about projects and codes to which I have contributed. Welcome!

Contact Information

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1
Postfach 1317
D-85741 Garching, Germany

grand@mpa-garching.mpg.de