Dr. Ivo Rolf Seitenzahl


Academic positionLecturer, Assistant Professor, Researcher
Research fieldsAstrophysics,Astronomy
KeywordsNucleosynthesis, Supernova Remnants, Cosmic Radioactivity, Supernovae

Current contact address

InstitutionRuprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
InstituteInstitut für Theoretische Astrophysik

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Friedrich RöpkeInstitut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Start of initial sponsorship01/06/2024


2023Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Dr. Seitenzahl is an internationally leading expert in nuclear astrophysics and supernova modeling. With his advanced hydrodynamic simulations and his interpretation of astronomical data, he has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the explosion mechanism of Type Ia supernovae. During his research stay in Germany, Dr. Seitenzahl will exploit his pioneering observations of supernova remnants to constrain the physics of these impressive cosmic explosions.