CV

Current appointment

2016- Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Topics: Modeling of astrophysical plasmas; Subgrid-scale physics; Turbulence; Numerical methods for (magneto)-hydrodynamics; Large-scale simulations

Academic degrees

2016 Ph.D. in Physics
02/2014 - 09/2016: Georg-August-University, Göttingen
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Advisor: Prof. Dominik Schleicher
Thesis: Large eddy simulations of compressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence [pdf]
2013 Master of Science in Computer Science - Major: Scientific Computing
10/2011 - 11/2013: Georg-August-University, Göttingen
Advisor: Prof. Dominik Schleicher
Thesis: Subgrid-scale modeling of isotropic turbulence in compressible magnetohydrodynamic large eddy simulations
2013 Bachelor of Science in Physics
10/2010 - 12/2013: Georg-August-University, Göttingen
Advisor: Prof. Dominik Schleicher
Thesis: Magnetic field amplification in the early universe
2008 Dipl.-Inf. (BA), Computer Science
10/2005 - 10/2008: University of Cooperative Education, Stuttgart
Diploma thesis at HP Laboratories, Bristol, UK: Conception of Virtual Platforms and Enhancement Of The Xen Inter-Domain Communication Library

Scholarships and awards

2017 Sole recipient of the doctoral thesis award 2017 from the German Astronomical Society
2017 Admission to the two week Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing with full support (travel, meals, lodging)
2016 Travel grant of the German Astronomical Society to support a research presentation at ASTRONUM 2016
2015 Travel grant of the German Astronomical Society for the 16 th MHD Days
2014 Three year Ph.D. fellowship at the International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen

Invited talks and colloquia

11/2017 Colloquium talk, Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering, Ann Arbor
Energy transfer in compressible MHD turbulence
Recording available online here
11/2017 Colloquium talk, University of Notre Dame,
Energy transfer in compressible MHD turbulence
09/2017 PhD Prize talk, Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, Göttingen
Large eddy simulations of compressible magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
06/2017 Colloquium talk, Hamburger Sternwarte, Hamburg, Germany
Energy transfer in compressible MHD turbulence
06/2017 Colloquium talk, Institute for Astrophysics, University of Göttingen, Germany
Energy transfer in compressible MHD turbulence
11/2015 Colloquium talk, Astronomy department, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
Closing the foodchain of magnetic whorls - Introduction to subgrid-scale modeling of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
06/2015 Colloquium talk, Hamburger Sternwarte, Hamburg, Germany
P. Grete and D. Vlaykov
Nonlinear subgrid-scale closures in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

Computing grants

2017- Probing Galaxy Formation at Low and High Redshifts
Brian W. O'Shea, Benoit Côté, P. Grete , and Devin Silvia
Project MCA08X028 at XSEDE
2017- Turbulent small scale magnetic fields in the early Universe
W. Schmidt, P. Grete , M. Latif and D. Schleicher
Project hhp00039 at North-German Supercomputing Alliance
Short description: [pdf]
2015-2016 A priori and a posteriori testing of subgrid-scale closures in compressible MHD turbulence
P. Grete , D. Vlaykov, W. Schmidt and D. Schleicher
Project nip00037 at North-German Supercomputing Alliance
Short description: [pdf]

Contributed talks and posters

06/2018 Talk at "ASTRONUM 2018 - 13th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows", Panama City Beach, FL
As a matter of force — Systematic biases in idealized turbulence simulations
05/2018 Talk at the "2018 Midwest Magnetic Fields Meeting", Madison, WI
As a matter of force — Systematic biases in idealized turbulence simulations
05/2018 Talk at "Enzo Workshop 2018", Atlanta, GA
What energy transfer analysis can tell us about numerics
03/2018 Talk at "SnowCluster - The Physics of Galaxy Clusters", Snowbird, Utah
As a matter of force — Systematic biases in idealized turbulence simulations
06/2017 Talk at "ASTRONUM 2017 - 12th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows", Saint Malo, France
Energy transfer in compressible MHD turbulence
12/2016 Talk at “17 th MHD Days”, Göttingen, Germany
Large eddy simulations of decaying supersonic MHD turbulence
08/2016 Poster at “Physics of the Intracluster Medium: Theory & Computation Workshop”, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Subgrid-scale closures for MHD turbulence
06/2016 Talk at “ASTRONUM 2016 - 11th International Conference on Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows”, Monterey, CA, USA
A compressible, nonlinear subgrid-scale model for magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
05/2016 Poster at “6th Les Houches school in numerical physics “International School of Computational Astrophysics”, Les Houches, France
Subgrid-scale closures for MHD turbulence
01/2016 Talk at “S3 seminar”, MPI for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
Nonlinear subgrid-scale closures in MHD turbulence from the subsonic to the highly supersonic regime
12/2015 Talk at “16 th MHD Days”, Ilmenau, Germany
Subgrid-scale modeling of compressible MHD turbulence
03/2015 Talk at winter school on “Turbulence, magnetic fields and self organization in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas”, Les Houches, France
Nonlinear subgrid-scale closures in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
01/2015 Talk at “S3 seminar”, MPI for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
Nonlinear subgrid-scale closures in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
12/2014 Talk at “15 th MHD Days”, Potsdam, Germany
Nonlinear subgrid-scale closures in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
11/2014 Poster at Conference “Magnetic fields from the sun to black holes”, Paris, France
D. Vlaykov and P. Grete
Subgrid-scale closures for MHD turbulence
09/2014 Talk at “XXXIV Dynamics Days Europe, Nonlinear Phenomena in Plasma Astrophysics”, Bayreuth, Germany
Subgrid-scale closures in highly compressible MHD turbulence: turbulent energies
08/2014 Talk at “5th Black Sea Biennial School and Workshop on Space Plasma Physics”, Kiten, Bulgaria
Subgrid-scale modeling of highly compressible MHD turbulence: momentum closure
01/2014 Talk at “Cosmology seminar”, Institute for Astrophysics, Göttingen, Germany
How to tackle turbulence in magnetohydrodynamic simulations
10/2013 Poster at workshop on “Astrophysical Turbulence: From Galaxies to Planets”, Dresden, Germany
D. Vlaykov and P. Grete
Large eddy simulations of MHD turbulence

Teaching

June 2018 Instructor at the Enzo Workshop 2018
Supported participants during all session in setting up Enzo (for simulations) and yt (for analysis), and lead a session on advanced yt usage covering, for example, creating derived fields and custom radial profiles, and clump finding.
Spring 2017 Course on “Computational astrophysics”
Guest lecturing for Prof. Brian O’Shea on numerical methods for fluid dynamics
Winter 2014/15 Seminar on “Compact objects”
Teaching assistant to Prof. D. Schleicher including presentation skills training for students
Winter 2014/15 Lab course on “Dark matter in spiral galaxies”
Guidance of students during the lab (degenerate, multi-component fits of rotation curves) and lab report review
Summer 2014 Course on “Computational Physics”
Teaching assistant to Prof. D. Schleicher and PD Dr. W. Schmidt on solving ordinary and partial differential equations with different techniques including adaptive time-stepping, FFTs, relaxation and finite volume methods. Design and implementation of new joint exercise/course assessment format.

Outreach

04/2018 MSU Science Festival in East Lansing, MI
Lead the "Hands-on supercomputing" booth where a self-made supercomputer model based on Raspberry Pis was presentend. </br> Provided a virtual reality experience of a turbulence simulation.
10/2017 Astronomy on Tap in Lansing, MI
Talk on We shot what into space? And it came back?
01/2017 - Astronomy on Tap in Lansing, MI
Member of the organizing committee and responsible for the raffle.
04/2017 MSU Science Festival in East Lansing, MI
Support of the astronomy booth illustrating and explaining, for example, curved spacetime with a marbles and a rubber sheet.
11/2016 Astronomy on Tap in Lansing, MI
Talk on Astrophysical turbulence - fasten your seatbelts for a bumpy ride through space
10/2014 Public night at the Institute for Astrophysics, Göttingen
Talk on Plasma Turbulenz - misst Du noch oder simulierst Du schon? (Plasma turbulence - are you still experimenting or already simulating?)

Professional experience

10/2011 - 10/2010
(part time)
Program Manager in the EMEA Presales organization at Hewlett-Packard GmbH
09/2010 - 10/2008
(full time)
Technical Presales Consultant in the EMEA Presales organization at Hewlett-Packard GmbH

Extracurricular Activities

Active involvement in multiple student and faculty panels/committees within the Physics Faculty at the University of Göttingen including

2015-2016 Elected member of the faculty council
2012-2015 Appointed member of the study commission including design and implementation of a new curriculum
2013 Chair of the student representative council
2012-2016 Elected member of the student parliament and student representative council

Memberships

2005 - Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society)
2015 - Astronomische Gesellschaft (German Astronomical Society)