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School of Physical Sciences
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Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
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Academic biography

Dr. Robert Brose is an Assistant Professor at the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU). He got his Bachelor and Masters at the Humboldt UniversiƤt zu Berlin and was awarded his PhD from the University of Potsdam, Germany in 2020.

Before starting his position at the Dublin City University in 2023, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (2020-2022) and a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow (2022-2023).

His research focuses on high-energy astrophysics in the context of supernova remnants and gamma-ray astronomy. He is one of the lead-developers of RATPaC (Radiation Acceleration Transport PArallel  Code) and was/is involved  in the very-high gamma-ray observatories VERITAS and H.E.S.S..

Research interests

Massive stars tend to explode at the end of their lifetime, releasing about the same energy that our sun is emitting in its 10-billion-year long lifecycle within a few seconds, and as a  result sending powerful blast waves out into our Galaxy. These blast waves are able to energize particles from the surrounding medium to  energies well beyond anything we can do with all our technical possibilities.
Using the  measurements of the particles that leave the remnants and make it to earth after a long journey - called cosmic rays or high-altitude  radiation - and measurements of the gamma-ray emission that these  particles cause while still being inside the remnants, I try to improve our theoretical understanding of the acceleration process that takes  place inside the remnants. As a result, I helped to develop the  numerical toolset RATPaC (Radiation Acceleration Transport PArallel  Code) to study the acceleration of high-energetic non-thermal particles  in the shock-waves succeeding supernova explosions and was/am involved  in the very-high gamma-ray observatories VERITAS and H.E.S.S..