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Alexander Y. Wagner

Assistant Professor at the University of Tsukuba

University of Tsukuba
Center for Computational Sciences (CCS)
Ibaraki, Tsukuba, Tennodai 1-1-1
Japan, 305-8577

tel: +81 (0)80 4433 0213
email: aywthe at signccs.tsukuba.ac.jp

About this webpage

On this webpage you can find out a bit more about different aspects of me, including some research I have been doing, a CV and my personal side.

Research interests

My research interests currently revolve around Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) feedback by powerful jets and winds. The feedback is believed to strongly affect how galaxies evolve over cosmic time.

I make use of hydrodynamical simulations to calculate the flow dynamics of the different components of the interstellar medium. To study AGN feedback, realistic simulations need to be done in high-resolution 3-D, requiring supercomputers and parallelized codes.

We eventually hope to understand the role of AGN outflows in the galactic feedback cycle, in particular, to what extent the impact of jets and winds on the interstellar medium contributes to the establishment and maintenance of the well-known but not well-understood observed correlations between the mass of the central supermassive black hole, near which the outflows originate, and the host galaxy.

Other research interests include cosmic-ray acceleration, computational fluid dynamics, and data visualization.