Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Personnel

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

49.
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)

48.
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)

47.
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)

46.
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)

45.
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)

44.
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)

43.
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)

42.
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)

41.
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)

40.
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)

39.
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)

38.
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)

37.
4/2015
Bialas, D.; Lisker, T. et al. (inc. Spurzem, R.; Olczak, C.)
On the occurrence of galaxy harassment
A&A 576, A103(2015)

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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