National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
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Meier Thomas, Mr.

2.0_project, 2.6_project, Institut für Computergestützte Wissenschaften, Phase 3 - Domain A - Project 3, Universität Zürich
PhD Student
8057 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?
Extraterrestrial life.
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.

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