Meier Thomas, Mr.
2.0_project, 2.6_project, Institut für Computergestützte Wissenschaften, Phase 3 - Domain A - Project 3, Universität Zürich
+41 44 635 61 91
|Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
|“You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyways.” Robert Jordan
|Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
|I develop a high-performance hydrodynamics code to simulate planetary collisions. The goal is to understand how giant impacts affect planet formation.
|How did you get into this research/work field?
|I started studying physics with the goal to end up in astrophysics, but i stumbled into the field of planetary collisions when i was looking for a semester project.
|What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
|You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
|The NCCR provides a unique interdisciplinary environment with a nearly unlimited potential for collaborations.