Sven Köppel

PhD student at ITP and FIAS at Goethe University Frankfurt in the Numerical Relativity group of Prof. Luciano Rezzolla. Joint PhD project with the Quantum Gravity group of PD Dr. Piero Nicolini.

I am working on the ExaHyPE Exascale Hyperbolic PDE Engine and member of Helmholtz Graduate School HGS-HIRe for FAIR as well as member of FIGSS.

My background is High Energy Physics and Field theory. My master thesis 2014 was about Ultraviolet improved black holes (Nicolini/Bleicher) and my bachelor thesis 2011 about the QCD Equation of State in the Early Universe (Philipsen). I also studied computer science.

Between 2011-2016, I run the PhysikOnline project with a dozen of student employees. An offspin of our project is RiedbergTV. This studental video project is a mentor of the Deutschlandstipendium. 2015 I co-founded the local Frankfurt@jDPG group.

On this website, I present lists of

Upcoming events


Defense of my PhD thesis

On May 28, 2019 at 11:00 (c.t.) the defense of my doctoral thesis about High-order methods in fullygeneral-relativistic hydrodynamics & magnetohydrodynamics takes place in seminar room Phys _ _.101. The disputation is public and will be in English.

General information

Contents on this website

As you notice, this page is merely a collection of facts and information pieces. As probably all scientific websites, it is a work in progress. I'd like to provide further information for students as well as background information on projects. This is a list of links what's there and what not yet:

Talks and posters

See a full list of scientific talks and posters on this website.

6. Research Council Meeting in Garching, LRZ Report on Astro Physics state in ExaHyPE 2018-01-25

When Gravitational Waves hit Durham - an ExaHyPE workshop Predicting gravitational waves on computers 2017-11-30

Mini-Workshop on Preparing for PRACE Exascale Systems Mini Overview, ExaHyPE: Exascale Spacetree ADER-DG 2017-06-01

FIGSS seminar WS 2016/17 Probing star collisions with Exascale computers 2016-12-12

ExaHyPE Research Council Einsteins Equations in ExaHyPE 2017-04-03

Palaver SS 2016 Donuts in Space 2016-05-30

DPG-Frühjahrestagung 2016 On gravity self-completeness on Anti-de Sitter background 2016-03-01

Karl Schwarzschild Meeting on Gravitational Physics 2015 The Generalized Uncertainty Principle in extra dimensions 2015-07-21

FIAS scientific retreat The quest for physics at shortest scales 2015-01-18


Astronum 2017 Towards an Exascale code for MHD on dynamical spacetimes 2017-06-27

DPG-Frühjahrestagung 2015 Quantum gravity improved black holes 2015-03-17

DPG Physics School General Relativity 99 Quantum gravity improved black holes 2014-09-14

Other talks

Selected german talks at Goethe University Frankfurt about POKAL.

Didaktische Szenarien für den Einsatz von Computeralgebra in der Hochschullehre 10.02.2015

Die Mathematik-Cloud POKAL 10.10.2014

Technische Einführung in die POKAL-Entwicklung 12.12.2013

Conference talks

Various contributions (german)

Jubiläumsfeier 10 Jahre megadigitale/studiumdigitale Festvortrag zum 10-jährigen Jubiläum von StudiumDigitale 2015-06-22

GMW 2013-Konferenz: Kollaborative Mathematik 05.10.2013

Studienkongress UNIversal USE 2014-Konferenz: Soziales Netzwerk Wissenschaft 2014-07-15