Elke Roediger joined the University of Hull
in September 2015. She studied physics and astrophysics at the
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel in Germany and at the
University of Glasgow in Scotland, and was awarded the degrees of
Diplom-Physikerin and MSc in astronomy and astrophysics,
respectively. In 2005, she was awarded a PhD in astrophysics by the
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. Since then Elke held
positions as a postdoctoral researcher at the Jacobs University
Bremen and the Hamburg University Observatory, and had several
short-term appointments as a Visiting Scientist at the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Elke's research covers the growth and evolution of galaxy
clusters, the evolution of cluster galaxies, and plasma properties
of the intra-cluster gas. Her research combines numerical
simulations with observations in local and international
Elke studies the evolution, dynamics, and
properties of galaxy clusters and galaxies in them. Recent
observations show a wealth of structure in clusters and cluster
galaxies that goes beyond what can be explained by analytic
estimates or simple toy models. Elke and her collaborators run
numerical simulations of cluster mergers and galaxies falling into
clusters, and compare their predictions to multi-wavelength
observations by the world’s best telescopes.
details can be found here.