Dr. Sabrina Schwinger

German Aerospace Center (DLR)


About Me

My name is Sabrina Schwinger and I studied Geoscience (Petrology) at the Ruhr-University Bochum, where I obtained my PhD in 2016. After that I joined the TRR 170 as a postdoc in Project C4 for the first funding period and started working at the Institute for Planetary Research of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Berlin. For the second funding period I continued working there on TRR 170 Project A5.

My main research interests are

  • lunar magma ocean solidification and early interior evolution of the Moon

  • thermodynamic and kinetic modeling of heating, melting and crystallization processes

When I am not in the office, I like doing martial arts and other types of sport, meeting interesting people and growing tomatoes.




Maurice M., N. Tosi, S. Schwinger, D. Breuer and T. Kleine (2020): A long-lived magma ocean on a young Moon. Science Advances, 6(28), doi:10.1126/sciadv.aba8949.

Moreau, J.-G. and S. Schwinger (2020): Heat diffusion in numerically shocked ordinary chondrites and its contribution to shock melting. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2020.106630.


Yu, S., N. Tosi, S. Schwinger, M. Maurice, D. Breuer and L. Xiao (2019): Overturn of Ilmenite-Bearing Cumulates in a Rheologically Weak Lunar Interior. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, Vol. 124, pp. 418-436. doi: 10.1029/2018JE005739.