Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
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Prof. Dr. Rainer Spurzem

Astronomisches Rechen-Institut



Office
Neubau, Room N.E-01

Postal address
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut
Mönchhofstr. 12-14
69120 Heidelberg





Research interests
Stellar Dynamics, Star Clusters, Gravitational Waves, Computational Astrophysics, GPU Computing



Publications done at ZAH since 2007

65.
11/2019
Cai, Maxwell X.; Portegies Zwart, S. et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
On the survivability of planets in young massive clusters and its implication of planet orbital architectures in globular clusters
MNRAS 489, 4311(2019)

64.
10/2019
Li, Shuo; Berczik, Peter et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Direct N-body Simulations of Tidal Disruption Rate Evolution in Equal-mass Galaxy Mergers
ApJ 883, 132(2019)

63.
10/2019
Flammini Dotti, Francesco; Kouwenhoven, M. B. N. et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Planetary systems in a star cluster I: the Solar system scenario
MNRAS 489, 2280(2019)

62.
8/2019
Giersz, M.; Askar, A. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.)
MOCCA survey data base- I. Dissolution of tidally filling star clusters harbouring black hole subsystems
MNRAS 487, 2412(2019)

61.
4/2019
Panamarev, Taras; Just, Andreas et al. (inc. Arca Sedda, Manuel; Berczik, Peter; Spurzem, Rainer)
Direct N-body simulation of the Galactic centre
MNRAS 484, 3279(2019)

60.
3/2019
Arca Sedda, Manuel; Berczik, Peter et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Supermassive black holes coalescence mediated by massive perturbers: implications for gravitational waves emission and nuclear cluster formation
MNRAS 484, 520(2019)

59.
5/2018
Panamarev, Taras; Shukirgaliyev, Bekdaulet et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer; Just, Andreas; Berczik, Peter)
Star-disc interaction in galactic nuclei: formation of a central stellar disc
MNRAS 476, 4224(2018)

58.
3/2018
Hayasaki, Kimitake; Zhong, Shiyan et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer; Berczik, Peter)
Classification of Tidal Disruption Events Based on Stellar Orbital Properties
ApJ 855, 129(2018)

57.
11/2017
Hong, Jongsuk; de Grijs, Richard et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
The dynamical origin of multiple populations in intermediate-age clusters in the Magellanic Clouds
MNRAS 472, 67(2017)

56.
10/2017
Cai, Maxwell Xu; Kouwenhoven, M. B. N. et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Stability of multiplanetary systems in star clusters
MNRAS 470, 4337(2017)

55.
1/2017
Sobolenko, M.; Berczik, P. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.)
Fast coalescence of post-Newtonian Supermassive Black Hole Binaries in real galaxies
KPCB 33, 21(2017)

54.
1/2017
Li, Shuo; Liu, F. K.; Berczik, Peter; Spurzem, Rainer
Boosted Tidal Disruption by Massive Black Hole Binaries During Galaxy Mergers from the View of N-Body Simulation
ApJ 834, 195(2017)

53.
12/2016
Rodriguez, Carl L.; Morscher, Meagan et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Million-body star cluster simulations: comparisons between Monte Carlo and direct N-body
MNRAS 463, 2109(2016)

52.
10/2016
Shukirgaliyev, Bekdaulet T.; Panamarev, Taras P. et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer; Just, Andreas; Berczik, Peter)
Effect of Gas Accretion Disc Profile on Orbital Parameters of the Accreted Stars
RNASK 5, 5(2016)

51.
7/2016
Kennedy, Gareth F.; Meiron, Yohai; Shukirgaliyev, Bekdaulet; Panamarev, Taras; Berczik, Peter; Just, Andreas; Spurzem, Rainer
Star-disc interaction in galactic nuclei: orbits and rates of accreted stars
MNRAS 460, 240(2016)

50.
5/2016
Wang, Long; Spurzem, Rainer et al. (inc. Berczik, Peter)
The DRAGON simulations: globular cluster evolution with a million stars
MNRAS 458, 1450(2016)

49.
3/2016
Pang, X.-Y.; Olczak, Ch. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.; Guo, D.-F.)
GalevNB: a conversion from N-body simulations to observations
RAA 16, 37 (2016)

48.
3/2016
Pang, Xiao-Ying; Olczak, Christoph et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer; Guo, Di-Feng)
GalevNB: a conversion from N-body simulations to observations
RAA 16, 37(2016)

47.
1/2016
Huang, Si-Yi; Spurzem, Rainer; Berczik, Peter
Performance analysis of parallel gravitational N-body codes on large GPU clusters
RAA 16, 11(2016)

46.
9/2015
Karl, Simon J.; Aarseth, Sverre J. et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Dynamical evolution of massive black holes in galactic-scale N-body simulations - introducing the regularized tree code `rVINE'
MNRAS 452, 2337(2015)

45.
9/2015
Zhong, Shiyan; Berczik, Peter; Spurzem, Rainer
Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei with Tidal Disruption of Stars. II. Axisymmetric Nuclei
ApJ 811, 22(2015)

44.
8/2015
Cai, Maxwell Xu; Meiron, Yohai et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Block Time Step Storage Scheme for Astrophysical N-body Simulations
ApJS 219, 31(2015)

43.
7/2015
Wang, Long; Spurzem, Rainer et al. (inc. Berczik, Peter)
NBODY6++GPU: ready for the gravitational million-body problem
MNRAS 450, 4070(2015)

42.
4/2015
Bialas, D.; Lisker, T. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.; Olczak, C.)
On the occurrence of galaxy harassment
A&A 576, A103(2015)

41.
12/2014
Amaro-Seoane, Pau; Glaschke, Patrick; Spurzem, Rainer
Hybrid methods in planetesimal dynamics: formation of protoplanetary systems and the mill condition
MNRAS 445, 3755(2014)

40.
12/2014
Glaschke, P.; Amaro-Seoane, P.; Spurzem, R.
Hybrid methods in planetesimal dynamics: description of a new composite algorithm
MNRAS 445, 3620(2014)

39.
9/2014
Zhong, Shiyan; Berczik, Peter; Spurzem, Rainer
Super Massive Black Hole in Galactic Nuclei with Tidal Disruption of Stars
ApJ 792, 137(2014)

38.
9/2014
Meiron, Yohai; Li, Baile et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Expansion Techniques for Collisionless Stellar Dynamical Simulations
ApJ 792, 98(2014)

37.
1/2014
Wang, Long; Berczik, Peter et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
The Link between Ejected Stars, Hardening and Eccentricity Growth of Super Massive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei
ApJ 780, 164(2014)

36.
10/2013
Brem, Patrick; Amaro-Seoane, Pau; Spurzem, Rainer
Relativistic mergers of compact binaries in clusters: the fingerprint of the spin
MNRAS 434, 2999(2013)

35.
8/2013
Vilkoviskij, E.; Makukov, M. et al. (inc. Just, A.; Berczik, P.; Spurzem, R.)
Numerical simulations of AGN evolution
A&AT 28, 151(2013)

34.
7/2013
Hao, W.; Kouwenhoven, M. B. N.; Spurzem, R.
The dynamical evolution of multiplanet systems in open clusters
MNRAS 433, 867(2013)

33.
4/2013
Hong, Jongsuk; Kim, Eunhyeuk et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Comparative study between N-body and Fokker-Planck simulations for rotating star clusters - II. Two-component models
MNRAS 430, 2960(2013)

32.
10/2012
Just, Andreas; Yurin, Denis et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer; Omarov, Chingis; Berczik, Peter; Makukov, Maxim)
Enhanced Accretion Rates of Stars on Supermassive Black Holes by Star-Disk Interactions in Galactic Nuclei
ApJ 758, 51(2012)

31.
4/2012
Khan, Fazeel Mahmood; Preto, Miguel; Berczik, Peter; Berentzen, Ingo; Just, Andreas; Spurzem, Rainer
Mergers of Unequal-mass Galaxies: Supermassive Black Hole Binary Evolution and Structure of Merger Remnants
ApJ 749, 147(2012)

30.
3/2012
Li, Shuo; Liu, F. K. et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer; Berczik, Peter)
Interaction of Recoiling Supermassive Black Holes with Stars in Galactic Nuclei
ApJ 748, 65(2012)

29.
1/2012
Fiestas, J.; Porth, O.; Berczik, P.; Spurzem, R.
Evolution of growing black holes in axisymmetric galaxy cores
MNRAS 419, 57(2012)

28.
0/2012
Fiestas, Jose; Spurzem, Rainer
Dynamical Evolution of Rotating Globular Clusters with Embedded Black Holes
ASSP 29, 235(2012)

27.
12/2011
Umbreit, Stefan; Spurzem, Rainer et al.
Disks around Brown Dwarfs in the Ejection Scenario. I. Disk Collisions in Triple Systems
ApJ 743, 106(2011)

26.
9/2011
Downing, J. M. B.; Benacquista, M. J. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.)
Compact binaries in star clusters - II. Escapers and detection rates
MNRAS 416, 133(2011)

25.
8/2011
Olczak, C.; Spurzem, R. et al.
A highly efficient measure of mass segregation in star clusters
A&A 532, A119(2011)

24.
5/2011
Gong, Xuefei; Xu, Shengnian et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
A scientific case study of an advanced LISA mission
CQGra 28, i4012(2011)

23.
5/2011
Preto, Miguel; Berentzen, Ingo; Berczik, Peter; Spurzem, Rainer
Fast Coalescence of Massive Black Hole Binaries from Mergers of Galactic Nuclei: Implications for Low-frequency Gravitational-wave Astrophysics
ApJ 732, L26(2011)

22.
2/2011
Enke, Harry; Steinmetz, Matthias et al. (inc. Voges, Wolfgang; Spurzem, Rainer; Scholl, Tobias; Breitling, Frank)
AstroGrid-D: Grid technology for astronomical science
NewA 16, 79(2011)

21.
2/2011
Just, A.; Khan, F. M.; Berczik, P.; Ernst, A.; Spurzem, R.
Dynamical friction of massive objects in galactic centres
MNRAS 411, 653(2011)

20.
1/2011
Schneider, Justus; Amaro-Seoane, Pau; Spurzem, Rainer
Higher-order moment models of dense stellar systems: applications to the modelling of the stellar velocity distribution function
MNRAS 410, 432(2011)

19.
1/2011
Pasetto, S.; Grebel, E. K. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.; Berczik, P.)
Orbital evolution of the Carina dwarf galaxy and self-consistent determination of star formation history
A&A 525, A99(2011)

18.
9/2010
Downing, J. M. B.; Benacquista, M. J. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.)
Compact binaries in star clusters - I. Black hole binaries inside globular clusters
MNRAS 407, 1946(2010)

17.
6/2010
Fiestas, J.; Spurzem, R.
Dynamical evolution of rotating dense stellar systems with embedded black holes
MNRAS 405, 194(2010)

16.
5/2010
Pasetto, S.; Grebel, E. K. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.; Berczik, P.)
Isolated dwarf galaxies: from cuspy to flat dark matter density profiles and metalicity gradients
A&A 514, A47(2010)

15.
3/2010
Amaro-Seoane, Pau; Sesana, Alberto et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Triplets of supermassive black holes: astrophysics, gravitational waves and detection
MNRAS 402, 2308(2010)

14.
2/2010
Amaro-Seoane, P.; Eichhorn, C. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.)
Binaries of massive black holes in rotating clusters: dynamics, gravitational waves, detection and the role of eccentricity
MNRAS 401, 2268(2010)

13.
10/2009
Ernst, A.; Just, A.; Spurzem, R.
On the dissolution of star clusters in the Galactic Centre - I. Circular orbits
MNRAS 399, 141(2009)

12.
5/2009
Spurzem, R. ; Berczik P. et al. (inc. Banerjee R.; Klessen R.; Berentzen I.)
Accelerating astrophysical particle simulations with programmable hardware (FPGA and GPU)
Special Issue Paper Volume 23, Numbers 3-4 / Juni 2009

11.
5/2009
Spurzem, R.; Giersz, M. et al.
Dynamics of Planetary Systems in Star Clusters
ApJ 697, 458(2009)

10.
4/2009
Berentzen, Ingo; Preto, Miguel et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer; Berczik, Peter)
Binary Black Hole Merger in Galactic Nuclei: Post-Newtonian Simulations
ApJ 695, 455(2009)

9.
12/2008
Boily, C. M.; Combes, F. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.)
Galactic and stellar dynamics in the era of high resolution surveys
AN 329, 873(2008)

8.
12/2008
Berentzen, I.; Preto, M. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.; Berczik, P.)
Post-Newtonian simulations of super-massive black hole binaries in galactic nuclei
AN 329, 904(2008)

7.
1/2008
Kim, Eunhyeuk; Yoon, Ilsang et al. (inc. Spurzem, Rainer)
Comparative study between N-body and Fokker-Planck simulations for rotating star clusters - I. Equal-mass system
MNRAS 383, 2(2008)

6.
1/2008
Ernst, A.; Just, A.; Spurzem, R.; Porth, O.
Escape from the vicinity of fractal basin boundaries of a star cluster
MNRAS 383, 897(2008)

5.
0/2008
Spurzem, Rainer; Berentzen, Ingo et al. (inc. Berczik, Peter)
Parallelization, Special Hardware and Post-Newtonian Dynamics in Direct N - Body Simulations
LNP 760, 377(2008)

4.
7/2007
Mints, A. A.; Glaschke, P.; Spurzem, R.
Single star scattering on an open cluster
MNRAS 379, 86(2007)

3.
7/2007
Harfst, Stefan; Gualandris, Alessia et al. (inc. Berczik, Peter; Spurzem, Rainer)
Performance analysis of direct N-body algorithms on special-purpose supercomputers
NewA 12, 357(2007)

2.
5/2007
Ernst, A.; Glaschke, P.; Fiestas, J.; Just, A.; Spurzem, R.
N-body models of rotating globular clusters
MNRAS 377, 465(2007)

1.
1/2007
Khalisi, E.; Amaro-Seoane, P.; Spurzem, R.
A comprehensive NBODY study of mass segregation in star clusters: energy equipartition and escape
MNRAS 374, 703(2007)

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