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Dr. Tanja Rindler-Daller, Astrophysicist
University of Vienna

I am a physicist and astronomer by training (see CV). My main research interest is Cosmology, the science of the Universe as a whole. Cosmology has developed into a huge interdisciplinary scientific field. In light of its modest beginnings, it is hard to imagine that it has become very difficult nowadays to keep track with so many ideas and results. Cosmology has been driving a lot of developments within Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science and Mathematics. My own focus has been on the dark matter problem, and how astronomical and cosmological observations can help to reveal the particle nature of dark matter. As a theoretician, I am concerned with model building, calculations and programming. I am interested in pursuing many different ideas, especially if the physical principles behind are promising in advancing our understanding. In the end, however, Nature will be the final arbiter in this never-ending endevour.

I do research and I teach at the Department of Astrophysics, located in the beautiful University Observatory of the University of Vienna. Currently, I'm holding an Elise-Richter fellowship, which is funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. During this 4-year project (1.9.2018-31.8.2022) entitled

Cosmology and Structure Formation of Scalarfield Dark Matter

I will continue my studies of scalar field dark matter (SFDM), a promising candidate for the dark matter in the Universe. Together with my Master students and my local and international collaborators, we will study the implication of SFDM on the evolution of the Universe and the formation of large-scale structures and galaxies. Detailed analytical calculations and numerical simulations are carried out, which are compared to cosmological and astronomical observations.

Publications: see SAO/NASA ADS

Teaching: see this page

Address: Institut für Astrophysik, Universitäts-Sternwarte Wien, University of Vienna, Türkenschanzstr.17, A-1180 Vienna, Austria

Email: tanja.rindler-daller@univie.ac.at