Computational physicist pursuing my Ph.D. in numerical relativity and gravitational-wave astronomy at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany. Also passionate about software development, design, data visualisation and teaching.

I recently changed my last name from **Fischer** to **Vu**.

## Education

2018 to date

**Ph.D. in Physics**, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics Potsdam, Germany

Numerical simulations of compact object binaries with the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaboration. Core developer of the SpECTRE numerical relativity code. Advisor: Prof. Harald P. Pfeiffer.

2012—2017

**M.Sc. in Physics**, Heidelberg University

Core specialization in General Relativity and Theoretical Astrophysics.

## Scholarships

2019

**High-Performance Computing Summer School**, Kobe, Japan

2018

**Les Houches Summer School on Gravitational Waves**, France

2017 and 2018

2017

**Research invitation, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics**, Kyoto, Japan

2016

2015

**Winter School on Gravity and Light**, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

2014

**Research Internship in Complexity Science**, University of Calgary, Canada

## Teaching & Employment

2019—2020

**Teaching Assistant in Astrophysics**, Potsdam University

- Multi-messenger Astronomy (2020)
- Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (2019)

2014 to date

**Teaching Assistant in Theoretical Physics**, Heidelberg University

- General Relativity (2017)
- Quantum Mechanics (2016)
- Electrodynamics and Special Relativity (2015/16)
- Analytical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (2015)
- Mechanics and Mathematical Methods (2014/15)

2015—2016

2013-2017

2013—2014

**Software development for neuromorphic hardware**, Heidelberg University

## Publications

- N. L.
**Vu**, S. Rodriguez, T. Wlodarczyk,*et al.*High-accuracy numerical models of Brownian thermal noise in thin mirror coatings.*Submitted to*Phys. Rev. D (2021). arXiv:2111.06893. - N. L.
**Vu**, H. P. Pfeiffer, G. S. Bonilla,*et al.*A scalable elliptic solver with task-based parallelism for the SpECTRE numerical relativity code.*Submitted to*Phys. Rev. D (2021). arXiv:2111.06767. - L. M. Zertuche, K. Mitman, N. Khera,
*et al.*High Precision Ringdown Modeling: Multimode Fits and BMS Frames.*Submitted to*Phys. Rev. D (2021). arXiv:2110.15922. - N. Deppe, F. Hébert, L. E. Kidder,
*et al.*Simulating magnetized neutron stars with discontinuous Galerkin methods.*Submitted to*Phys. Rev. D (2021). arXiv:2109.12033. - J. Moxon, M. A. Scheel, S. A. Teukolsky,
*et al.*The SpECTRE Cauchy-characteristic evolution system for rapid, precise waveform extraction.*Submitted to*Phys. Rev. D (2021). arXiv:2110.08635. - N. L.
**Fischer**and H. P. Pfeiffer. Unified discontinuous Galerkin scheme for a large class of elliptic equations. Phys. Rev. D 105, 2, p. 024034 (2022). arXiv:2108.05826. - T. Vincent, H. P. Pfeiffer, and N. L.
**Fischer**. hp-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin solver for elliptic equations in numerical relativity. Phys. Rev. D 100, 8 (2019). arXiv:1907.01572. - M. Boyle, D. Hemberger, D. A. B. Iozzo,
*et al.*The SXS collaboration catalog of binary black hole simulations. Classical and Quantum Gravity 36, 19, p. 195006 (2019). arXiv:1904.04831. - M. Düll, N. L.
**Fischer**, B. M. Schaefer, and F. P. Schuller. Symmetric gravitational closure. arXiv:2003.07109. - V. Kuznetsov, N. L.
**Fischer**, and Y. Guo. The Archive Solution for Distributed Workflow Management Agents of the CMS Experiment at LHC. Computing and Software for Big Science 2, 1 (2018). arXiv:1801.03872.

## Codes

- N. Deppe, W. Throwe, L. E. Kidder, N. L.
**Vu**, F. Hébert, J. Moxon, C. Armaza, G. S. Bonilla, P. Kumar, G. Lovelace, E. O’Shea, H. P. Pfeiffer, M. A. Scheel, S. A. Teukolsky,*et al.*SpECTRE. sxs-collaboration/spectre. Zenodo:10.5281/zenodo.4290404. - N. L.
**Vu**. dgpy. nilsvu/dgpy. Zenodo:10.5281/zenodo.5086180. - N. L.
**Vu**. gwpv. nilsvu/gwpv.