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Department of Mathematics

Veronika Witzke


Veronika Witzke started a PhD research program in the Department of Mathematics at City in October of 2013. Before that she finished a Master of Science in Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich in 2013.

Research Interests

Her main research focus is in Fluid Dynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics applied in astrophysical objects. In particular she investigates instabilities and turbulence occurring in stellar interiors.

Key Publications

Witzke, V., Silvers, L.J. and Favier, B. (01 May 2015). Shear instabilities in a fully compressible polytropic atmosphere. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 577. doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201425285

Presentations (selection)


'Shear Instabilities in a Fully Compressible Polytropic Atmosphere' April 2015
Co-author: Silvers, L. J. Favier, B.
Conference: Joint British Mathematical Colloquium & British Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Cambridge


'Turbulent regime of a Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in a compressible fluid' June 2015
Co-author: Silvers, L. J. Favier, B.
Summer school: International HPC Summer School, Toronto

'Shear Instabilities in a fully compressible polytropic atmosphere' August 2014
Co-author: Silvers, L. J. Favier, B.
Conference: A meeting in honour of Chris Jones' 65th year, Newcastle