Brinch – University of Copenhagen

Christian Brinch

Assistant Professor, Astrophysics

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Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen
Building B, room Bc5

Christian Brinch joined the NBIA as assistant professor in August. Brinch received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Leiden University in 2008. After two postdoctoral appointments at the university of Bonn and at Leiden university, he moved to the Niels Bohr Institute in 2011 to take up another postdoc position.  

Brinch’s research is mainly focussed on understanding the formation and evolution of young stellar objects and Protoplanetary disks from a phenomenological point of view. Dealing both with observations in sub-millimeter wavelengths as well as with numerical simulations of star formation, Brinch’s main contribution has been the development of a unique molecular excitation and radiative transfer code which is used to post-process simulations in order to make direct comparison between models and observations. Brinch is currently working on extending this framework to models of planet formation in order to make predictions about, and potentially be able to detect, embedded protoplanets during their formation.