Research Highlights

My research is focussed on studying impacts and collisional processes in the Solar System. Here are some highlights of my past and current work:


Comet accretion 

Computer simulation of a comet nucleus collision




Asteroid 4 Vesta 

  • The structure of the asteroid 4 Vesta as revealed by models of planet-scale collisions (Jutzi et al. 2013)

3D simulation of the formation of the two giant impact features in Vesta’s southern hemisphere



 Moon formation and evolution 

 Moon/companion moon collision


Collisional process in the asteroid belt 


 Energy threshold for catastrophic disruption as a function of target radius


Extension of a SPH shock physics code


Impact experiment (Kobe University) vs. Simulation (Jutzi et al., 2009)