Thomas Müller

Scientific Staff, HdA

Main areas of work

  • Visualization of astronomical and astrophysical phenomena
  • Visualization in Relativity
  • Visualization for planetaria
  • Visualization in the field of geomorphology
  • Software development (of teaching, education, and public outreach)

Curriculum Vitae

Study of Physics in Tübingen (1995-2001), PhD studies in Physics: Tübingen (2001-2005). Doctoral thesis: Visualization in Relativity. Participation in the development and preparation of explanatory videos and exhibits for the Einstein exhibition in Ulm (2004) and Bern (2005). PostDoc at the Visualization Research Center of the University of Stuttgart (2006–2015). Since April 2016 at Haus der Astronomie.
Contributions to the Fulldome Festival Jena. Development of TouchTable applications for the exhibition
"Faszination Astronomie".

Selected Publications

  • A. Sagristà, S. Jordan, T. Müller, F. Sadlo
    Gaia Sky: Navigating the Gaia Catalog
    IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 25, 1070–1079 (2019).
    DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2018.2864508
  • K.-G Lee et al. (T. Müller)
    First Data Release of the COSMOS Lyα Mapping and Tomography Observations: 3D Lyα Forest Tomography at 2.05 < z < 2.55
    The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 237 (2), 31- (2018)
    DOI: 10.3847/1538-4365/aace58
  • T. Müller and O. Fechtig:
    Empirical exploration of timelike geodesics around a rotating wormhole 
    American Journal of Physics 84, 373-383 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1119/1.4943250
  • T. Müller:
    Image-based general-relativistic visualization. 
    European Journal of Physics 36, 065019 (2015)
    DOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/36/6/065019
  • T. Müller:
    GeoViS – Relativistic ray tracing in four-dimensional spacetimes 
    Computer Physics Communication 185, 2301-2308 (2014)
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2014.04.013 


  • H. Seyfried, T. Simon, E. Beckenbach, T. Müller:
    Der Südwesten im digitalen Geländemodell – Wie LiDAR Daten unsere Sicht auf die Welt verändern Sonderbände der Gesellschaft für Naturkunde in Württemberg e.V. – Band 4 Schmidt-Verlag (2019), ISBN: 978-3-87707-161-8  
    (Most of the pictures in the book were created with the software TerrainView, which I developed especially for displaying large digital terrain models.)
  • S. Boblest, T. Müller, G. Wunner: Spezielle und allgemeine Relativitätstheorie -- Grundlagen, Anwendungen in Astrophysik und Kosmologie sowie relativistische Visualisierung SpringerSpektrum-Verlag (2015) DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-47767-0

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