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Lars Koesterke

Research Associate

High Performance Computing


Lars joined TACC in 2007 as a Research Associate in the High Performance Computing group. Before coming to TACC, he held positions at the Astronomy Department at The University of Texas at Austin, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Universities of Potsdam and Kiel (both Germany). His work at TACC is focused on performance evaluation and optimization.

Research Interests

Numerical Astrophysics

Stellar Atmospheres

Non-LTE(Local Thermodynaical Equilibrium)

Nonlinear Systems of Equations

Current Projects

HYCOM: Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model

Selected Publications

L. Koesterke, C. Allende Prieto, D. L. Lambert : "Center-to-Limb Variation of Solar 3-D Hydrodynamical Simulations" Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal.


Ph.D. in Physics
University of Kiel (Germany), 1993

Diploma in Physics
University of Kiel (Germany), 1989