George Mamatsashvili – University of Copenhagen

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George Mamatsashvili

Postdoctoral Fellow, Astrophysics

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George Mamatsashvili joined the NBIA as a Marie Curie Fellow in July 2018 after his previous postdoctoral positions at the Turin Astrophysical Observatory in Italy and at the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf in Germany, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He obtained his PhD at the Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, in 2011 in the filed of theoretical Astrophysics.

George's main research area is astrophysical fluid dynamics, with focus on the analytical and numerical analysis of the stability, dynamics and evolution of accretion disks, jets and shear flows. He pays particular attention to the mechanisms of onset and sustenance of turbulence and its transport properties in these flows, studying these via computer simulations. Specifically, his project at the NBIA is to investigate the magnetorotational instability and the resulting turbulence in magnetized accretion disks applying new tools he developed for studying the dynamics of shear flow turbulence in Fourier space.