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PD Dr. Dominik Elsässer

Department of Physics
Otto-Hahn-Str. 4a
44227 Dort­mund

Room: P2-01-424
E-Mail: dominik.elsaessertu-dortmundde
Tel.: +49 (0)231 755-8501

Portrait of Dominik Elsässer © Dominik Elsässer​/​TU Dortmund


"My central research interests concern the understanding of extreme phenomena in the universe, such as those that occur around supermassive black holes and in gamma-ray bursts. I am also fascinated by dark matter, which we are investigating through indirect searches for annihilation or decay products. In all these activities on the shore of the cosmic ocean, methods of multi-messenger and multi-wavelength astrophysics play an increasingly important role. Therefore, we gain knowledge not only by means of the MAGIC and CTA gamma-ray telescope systems, but also by analysing observations in the radio range. For this purpose, we are developing analysis methods based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Modern methods of communicating and conveying science as well as the training and further education of teachers are just as important to me as the close connection between subject science and subject didactics."


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Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.



One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.



From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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