About me

I have a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Astronomy from the University of Vienna. I obtained my PhD in Physics at the Berlin Institute of Technology with the thesis “Numerical Investigations on the Link between the 60Fe Anomaly in a Deep-Sea Ferromanganese Crust and the Formation of the Local Bubble”. Currently, I am holding a position as postdoc at the Berlin Institute of Technology. My research fields are the interstellar and intergalactic medium, high-energy astrophysics, and magnetohydrodynamics.


Talks


Invited talks are indicated by an asterisk.

DE 08/2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, online
FR 12/2018 Searching for the sources of Galactic cosmic rays, Paris, France *
DE 06/2018 Seminar of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics, Erlangen, Germany *
DE 03/2018 Astrophysical shocks, Potsdam, Germany *
DE 10/2017 Three elephants in the gamma-ray sky: Loop I, the Fermi bubbles, and the Galactic center excess, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany *
DE 01/2017 Physics of the interstellar medium, Berlin, Germany
FR 12/2016 Sources of Galactic cosmic rays, Paris, France *
DE 09/2016 Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, Bochum, Germany
GR 06/2016 Supernova remnants – an odyssey in space after stellar death, Crete, Greece
DE 02/2015 4th Potsdam-Berlin Astronomical Colloquium, Potsdam, Germany
DE 11/2014 Superbubbles, HI holes and Supershells, Freising, Germany *
DE 03/2014 78th Annual Meeting of the German Physical Society and German Physical Society Spring Meeting, Berlin, Germany
DE 03/2013 527th Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar on Plasma and Radiation Environment in Astrospheres and Implications for the Habitability of Extrasolar Planets, Bad Honnef, Germany
DE 02/2013 German Physical Society Spring Meeting, Jena, Germany
DE 09/2012 Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, Hamburg, Germany
DE 09/2012 Brainstorming Workshop on Hot Plasmas in Laboratory and Space, Berlin, Germany
DE 09/2009 Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society, Potsdam, Germany
AT 09/2009 Joint Annual Meeting of the Austrian Physical Society, Swiss Physical Society, Austrian Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy, Innsbruck, Austria *

Publications


Find a complete list of my publications on the SAO / NASA ADS.

Refereed journal articles

  1. Schulreich, M. M. & Breitschwerdt, D. The time-dependent Rayleigh-Taylor instability in interstellar shells and supershells, including the eROSITA bubbles, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 509, 716 (2022)
  2. Schulreich, M. M., Breitschwerdt, D., Feige, J., & Dettbarn, C. Numerical studies on the link between radioisotopic signatures on Earth and the formation of the Local Bubble. I. 60Fe transport to the solar system by turbulent mixing of ejecta from nearby supernovae into a locally homogeneous ISM, Astron. Astrophys., 604, A81 (2017)
  3. Breitschwerdt, D., Feige, J., Schulreich, M. M., Avillez, M. A., Dettbarn, C., & Fuchs, B. The locations of recent supernovae near the Sun from modelling 60Fe transport, Nature, 532, 73 (2016)
  4. Schulreich, M. M. & Breitschwerdt, D. Astrophysical bow shocks: an analytical solution for the hypersonic blunt body problem in the intergalactic medium, Astron. Astrophys., 531, A13 (2011)

Refereed conference papers

  1. Schulreich, M. M., Feige, J., Breitschwerdt, D., & Dettbarn, C. A Way Out of the Bubble Trouble?—Upon Reconstructing the Origin of the Local Bubble and Loop I via Radioisotopic Signatures on Earth, Galaxies, 6, 26 (2018)
  2. Feige, J., Breitschwerdt, D., Wallner, A., Schulreich, M. M., Kinoshita, N., Paul, M., Dettbarn, C., Fifield, L. K., Golser, R., Honda, M., Linnemann, U., Matsuzaki, H., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Steier, P., Tims, S. G., Winkler, S. R., & Yamagata, T. The Link Between the Local Bubble and Radioisotopic Signatures on Earth, JPS Conf. Proc., 14, 010304 (2017)

Teaching


Swipe through the courses I have been teaching at the Berlin Institute of Technology.

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Graduate course

Astrophysical fluid mechanics

As almost all of the baryonic Universe is fluid, the study of how fluids flow and under which circumstances they achieve equilibrium (i.e., do not flow) is central to modern astrophysics. In order to shed light on this fascinating and ever-evolving research area, we will derive the governing equations of fluid mechanics in their most general form in a mathematically attractive manner and show how these relations can be tailored to tackle with them specific (astrophysical) problems, including convection flows, accretion disks, extragalactic jets, stellar winds, and supernova blast waves.


Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 809/10


Schedule

Every Wednesday 10-12 a.m.


Begin

2019-10-16


Lecture No. Date Topics Notes
1 2019-10-16 Preliminaries; Eulerian and Lagrangian description; Reynolds' transport theorem; Continuity equation
2 2019-10-23 Continuity equation (cont'd); Deformation and vorticity; Galactic rotation
3 2019-10-30 Vortex lines and tubes; Cauchy's stress principle and conservation of (angular) momentum; Hydrostatic pressure
4 2019-11-06 The Stokesian fluid; The Newtonian fluid; Viscosity; Equations of motion
5 2019-11-13 Equations of motion (cont'd); Reynolds number; Dissipation of energy by viscous forces; Energy equation; Résumé
6 2019-11-20 Equation of state; Radiation; Gravitation
7 2019-11-20 Isothermal slab; Isothermal atmosphere with constant gravitational acceleration; Polytropes
8 2019-11-27 Pressureless collapse; Kelvin's circulation theorem; Bernoulli's theorem
9 2019-11-27 Potential flows; Stream function; Viscous flow through a circular pipe; Viscous flow past solid bodies
10 2019-12-04 Accretion disks
11 2020-12-04 Accretion disks (cont'd)
12 2020-01-15 Propagation of sound waves; Steepening of sound waves; The structure of shock waves
13 2020-01-22 The structure of shock waves (cont'd); Point explosion – Supernova remnants
14 2020-01-29 Point explosion – Supernova remnants (cont'd); De Laval nozzle — Extragalactic jets; Spherical accretion and winds
15 2020-02-05 Spherical accretion and winds (cont'd); Convective instability & internal gravity waves; Surface gravity waves; Rayleigh-Taylor instability; Kelvin-Helmholtz instability
16 2020-02-12 Jeans instability; Thermal instability; Turbulence
Details for winter term 2019/20

Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 015


Schedule

Every Wednesday 10-12 a.m.


Begin

2017-04-19


Details for summer term 2017
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Graduate course

Physics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium

The study of the interstellar and intergalactic medium incorporates a large range of physical processes on both large and small scales. At the microscopic level, the structure and energy balance of the media can only be understood in relation to atomic and molecular interactions; specifically, two-body chemical reactions and gas-solid interactions. The interaction of electromagnetic waves with atoms, molecules, and solids is also clearly of fundamental importance, since this is how we obtain our information about these environments. On a macroscopic level, gas dynamics is required in order to describe the motions of interstellar and intergalactic gases, the existence of shock fronts, and the consequences of stellar winds and explosions. The aim of this lecture is to provide a comprehensive overview and grounding in the study of the interstellar and intergalactic medium.


Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 809/10


Schedule

Every Tuesday 10-12 a.m.


Begin

2019-10-15


Lecture No. Date Topics Notes
1 2019-10-22 Organization of the ISM; Elemental composition; Energy densities; Discovery of the ISM
2 2019-10-29 Multiwavelength Milky Way; Kirchhoff's Laws; Lorentz oscillator model; Field of accelerated charge & Larmor formula; Lorentzian spectral line profile
3 2019-11-05 Natural line shape (cont'd); Doppler broadening; Collisional broadening; Measurement of absorption lines; Brightness temperature
4 2019-11-12 Measurement of emission lines; Maser; Carriers of interstellar lines; Origin of HI 21-cm line
5 2019-11-19 Origin of HI 21-cm line (cont'd); Recombination lines; Molecular lines
6 2019-11-26 Continuum radiation; Bremsstrahlung; Relativistic beaming; Synchrotron radiation
7 2019-12-03 Cosmic Microwave Background; Cosmic rays; Interstellar extinction; Cooling and heating of the interstellar gas; Molecule formation
8 2020-01-14 Evidence for interstellar grains; Optics of grains; Formation and destruction of grains
9 2020-01-21 Physical properties of grains; Grains as heating and cooling agents in interstellar gases; Grains as sites of molecule formation
10 2020-01-22 Nebulae of pure hydrogen (HII regions)
11 2020-01-28 Nebulae containing heavy elements; Determining the physical structure of nebulae
12 2020-01-29 Ionization fronts; Gas dynamics of nebulae
13 2020-02-04 Cooling processes in shock-excited gas; Stellar winds; Supernova remnants
14 2020-02-05 Superbubbles; Spontaneous star formation
15 2020-02-11 Induced star formation; Observational signatures of star forming activity
Details for winter term 2019/20
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Graduate course

Numerical methods in astrophysics

This course, which is part of the MSc-level module in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the TU and FU Berlin, covers various topics regarding scientific computing. It consists of several lectures on Fortran programming and numerical methods, as well as programming exercises for the students. Towards the end of the course, the exercises are based on astrophysical problems, such as the gravitational N-body problem and the evolution of supernova remnants.


Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 809/810


Schedule

Every Monday 2-6 p.m.


Begin

2020-04-20


Details for summer term 2020

Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 809/810


Schedule

Every Monday 2-6 p.m.


Begin

2019-04-08


Details for summer term 2019
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Undergraduate course

Astrophysical seminar

In this course, students are expected to give a roughly 45-minute talk on selected topics, among others, from the field of the "Cosmic Matter Cycle". For this purpose, they are supervised by university teachers and assistants. Each talk is to be followed by a scientific discussion. All topics are suitable as a starting point for a Bachelor's or Master's thesis.


Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW ???


Schedule

Every Tuesday 2-4 p.m.


Begin

2020-04-14


Details for summer term 2020

Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 229


Schedule

Every Tuesday 2-4 p.m.


Begin

2019-04-09


Details for summer term 2019

Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 229


Schedule

Every Tuesday 2-4 p.m.


Begin

2018-04-17


Details for summer term 2018

Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 229


Schedule

Every Tuesday 2-4 p.m.


Begin

2017-04-18


Details for summer term 2017

Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 114


Schedule

Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.


Begin

2012-04-10


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Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 114


Schedule

Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.


Begin

2011-10-18


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Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 114


Schedule

Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.


Begin

2011-04-12


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Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 114


Schedule

Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.


Begin

2010-10-19


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Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 114


Schedule

Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.


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2010-04-13


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Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 114


Schedule

Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.


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2009-10-13


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Location

TU Berlin, Hardenbergstr. 36, Eugene-Paul-Wigner Building, Room EW 114


Schedule

Every Tuesday 4-6 p.m.


Begin

2009-04-14


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Contact

Mag. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Mathias Schulreich
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Berlin Institute of Technology
Hardenbergstraße 36
10623 Berlin, Germany

Office EW 823 (8th floor)

+49 30 31422093