Portrait Tomke Lompa

Tomke Lompa

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Doctoral Student

Invalidenstr. 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 889140 8593

About Me

I obtained my Master's degree in Geophysics at Kiel University. Currently I am working as a PhD student in the TRR 170 Project A4 at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

My main research interests are

  • to investigate the formation of lunar impact basins with numerical modeling studies by using the iSALE hydrocode (https://isale-code.github.io/),

  • to relate the size of basins to the observable gravity field as it has been measured during the the GRAIL mission because to determine the size of impactor that has formed the given basin, and

  • to include the thermal evolution of the Moon in my models. This leads to a chronological classification of the basins.

  • At the end we can tell which impactor of a given size has formed an observable basin structure at when it happened.

Aside my PhD position I am involved in the gender board of TRR-170 and was the PhD representative of the project from 2016 to 2017 and in 2020.

When I am not working on my thesis, I enjoy the time with my family, read books from my favorite author John Strelecky, and try to finish my sewing projects.



2019 – EPSC-DPS, Winner of the Outstanding Student Poster Award (OSPA)

2019 – LMI conference, Travel award (750 EUR)