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Dr. Adrian Hamers

Adrian Hamers is a Research Group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA). He obtained his PhD from Leiden University in 2016, after studying physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. In 2016, he moved to the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, to work as a postdoctoral fellow. From September 2019, he is heading a new Research Group at the MPA. His interests lie in the areas of high-energy astrophysics and astrophysical dynamics, with a focus on compact objects, stellar systems, supermassive black holes, and planetary systems.

Research interests:

- Progenitor evolution of compact object mergers leading to gravitational wave sources in high-order multiplicity systems (triples, quadruples, and binaries in galactic nuclei)
- Production of Type Ia supernovae in multiple-star systems
- Dynamical evolution of galactic nuclei and globular clusters, and multiple-star systems therein
- Long-term evolution of planetary systems, including exomoons
- N-body dynamics and integration techniques
- Theoretical and computational astrophysics

Contact Address:

Dr. Adrian Hamers
MPI für Astrophysik
P.O. Box 1317
85741 Garching, Germany

E-Mail: hamers @