Lars Koesterke

Research Associate
HPC Performance & Architectures

Phone: 512-232-5190 | Email:

Lars joined TACC in 2007 as a Research Associate in the High Performance Computing group. Before coming to TACC, he held positions at the Astronomy Department at The University of Texas at Austin, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Universities of Potsdam and Kiel (both Germany). His work at TACC is focused on performance evaluation and optimization.

Selected Publications

L. Koesterke, C. Allende Prieto, D. L. Lambert : "Center-to-Limb Variation of Solar 3-D Hydrodynamical Simulations" Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal.

Current Projects

  • HYCOM: Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model

Areas of Research

  • Numerical Astrophysics
  • Stellar Atmospheres
  • Non-LTE(Local Thermodynaical Equilibrium)
  • Nonlinear Systems of Equations