Dr Stephan Rosswog
Professor of Astrophysics
Jacobs University Bremen
Campus Ring 1
D-28759 Bremen, Germany
Tel: +49 421 200-3226
email: s.rosswog@jacobs-university.de

I have moved to Stockholm, my new website can be found at:


Primary Research Interests

  • Physics of compact objects (black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs)
  • Explosive nucleosynthesis
  • Stellar explosions and gamma-ray bursts
  • High-energy astrophysics
  • Computational physics / fluid dynamics / high-performance computing

    Astrophysics at Jacobs University is part of the Earth and Space Science program

    Picture of the astrophysics group at Jacobs University

  • Book (Cambridge University Press, Sept. 2007):


  • "... it makes an easy transition to the applications of physics to astrophysics ...
    The book is well constructed and develops derivations and explanations that are
    presented in logical sequences of thought with an ease characteristic of few books
    of its kind ... This is an excellent choice for the bookshelves of current and aspiring
    astrophysicists ... Summing Up: Highly recommended."
    Choice Reviews Online

  • "It could easily form the basis of more than one undergraduate course and should
    be required reading for anyone working in high-energy astrophysics. The style and
    layout are clear and all for a reasonable price. Highly recommended."
    The Observatory

  • "...this book contains everything a beginner in this topic needs to know: special
    relativity, gas and radiation processes, neutron stars, X-ray binaries, supernovae,
    active galactic nuclei, even gamma-ray bursts are covered in detail in an extra-chapter.
    ...The text is written in a very coherent way, physics equations are explicitely derived,
    physics students will appreciate that. ...a pedagogically well-thought-out text book. It
    is highly recommended to all physics students that want to engage in high-energy
    Sterne und Weltraum, the original review (in German) can be found here

  • Publications
    (for MOVIES follow this link)

    Stephan Rosswog / E-Mail: s.rosswog@jacobs-university.de / 24.8.2008