Oliver Gressel

Assistant Professor, Astrophysics

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Oliver Gressel is an Assistant Professor at the NBIA. Oliver is German and joined the Niels Bohr Institute in 2013. He received his Ph.D from Potsdam University in 2009, and has worked as a postdoc at the University of London 2009-2011. Next, in 2012, Oliver assumed a Nordic Fellowship at Nordita, Stockholm to work in the field of mean-field magnetohydrodynamics and dynamo theory. 

He was awarded an FNU Mobilex grant in 2013 to study accretion disk turbulence. He also received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant in 2014, which has allowed him to build his own small research group. 

Oliver’s current research at the NBIA is centered around astrophysical turbulence and MHD, with special emphasis on dynamo theory. Applications included the modelling of the turbulent interstellar medium, the large-scale galactic dynamo, and magnetic turbulence in protoplanetary accretion discs, including its influence on the formation of planets.