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Prof. Dr. Til Birnstiel

Til Birnstiel is a Professor for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University Observatory Munich since 2017. He received his degree from the University of Heidelberg in 2010, working at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy. After postdoctoral positions in Heidelberg and Munich, he became a Research Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge (MA, USA). After a postdoctoral position at the MPIA, Heidelberg he received an ERC Starting Grant (1.4 Million Euro) to start a new research group at the LMU Munich.

Research interests:

  • Computational Astrophysics
  • Theory of Planet Formation
  • Radio and IR observations of planet forming disks Structure and evolution of planet forming disks Astrophysical processes in the Solar System


Contact Address:

Prof. Dr. Til Birnstiel
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München
University Observatory


E-Mail: til.birnstiel @
Phone: +49-89-2180-6973