Thomas Tauris Thomas Tauris
Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University
Postdoc in my group? see below

Guest contract: Fundamental Physics Pulsar Group
@ Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany

Research: Compact Objects, Gravitational Waves, Binary Star Evolution, Supernovae
(AAU Play video about neutron stars - in Danish)

Contact & Office info:
  Prof. Dr. Thomas Tauris
  Physics Section
  Dept. Materials and Production, Aalborg University
  Skjernvej 4A, 9220 Aalborg Ø, Denmark
  Office: 5.113    Phone: +45 6196 7554

Mail: tauris (at)

Teaching Autumn 2023:
Physics of Compact Objects
- 7th semester introduction to special relativity
- 1st semester introductory physics for engineers

Teaching Spring 2024:
- 4th semester introductory course in astrophysics
- 2nd semester introductory mechanics and thermodynamics (GMT)

Tauris & van den Heuvel (2023) New textbook
Physics of Binary Star Evolution
(read praises and reviews here)
Thomas Tauris & Ed van den Heuvel   (Princeton Uni. Press, 2023)

Postdoc in my group?
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
Talented young researchers working on compact objects (GWs, X-ray binaries, MSPs, SNe) are encouraged to contact me. AAU is providing proposal support service.
For data science (e.g. GW LVK data or pulsars), see Danish Data Science Academy Fellowships

Recent Postdocs:
Hailiang Chen (2019-2020), Yunnan Observatories (CAS), China
Long Jiang (2020-2021), Shangqiu Normal Uni., China

Recent Bachelor/Master/PhD projects: Please, contact me for possibilities in Aalborg.
Hans+Casper+Peter+Jonatan+Claudia (BSc, 2023)
Mia Tøttrup (MSc, 2021)
Hans Brüner Dein (BSc, 2021)
Malte Malmberg (BSc, 2021)
Jedrzej Artur Jawor (MSc, 2020)
Benjamin Sommer (BSc, 2019)

Recent PhD/MSc students: (only projects listed where I was main supervisor)
PhD student Matthias Kruckow: Merging Neutron Stars and Black Holes (2013-2018)
PhD student Alina Istrate: Formation of Low-Mass He WDs from LMXBs (2012-2016)
Master's student Mia Tøttrup: Galactic Distribution of sGRBs and theit Biological Impact on Earth (2021)
Master's student Jedrzej Artur Jawor: Spin Evoluiton of Magnetars (2020)
Master's student Herbert Hauck: Isolated Black Holes Accreting from the ISM (2018)
Master's student Christoph Schürmann: Spin Evolution of Recycled Pulsars (2018)
Master's student Devina Misra: Formation of Ultra-Luminous X-ray Binaries (2018)
Master's student Rahul Sengar: Evolution of Ultra-Compact X-ray Binaries (2017)
Master's student Marilyn Cruces: Magnetic Fields of Milliosecond Pulsars (2016)
Master's student Lars Grygosch: Detection of Isolated Black Holes using eROSITA (2015)

Astronomy Picture of the Day
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