University of Heidelberg

Curriculum Vitae

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Ralf S. Klessen      Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg
Universitätsprofessor Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik
Dr. rer. nat. Albert-Ueberle-Str. 2
69120 Heidelberg
Tel: +49-6221/54-8978
Fax: +49-6221/54-4221
Personal Data:      German, born 18th February 1968, married, four children
Education and Working Experience:
  9/12   8/14 Dean of Study in the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at Heidelberg University
11/11 Member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing
  8/07 12/13 Deputy Director of the Center of Astronomy at Heidelberg University
11/07 10/12 Managing Director of the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
  4/06 Professor (W3) of Theoretical Astrophysics at Heidelberg University
  4/04 Appointment as Privatdozent at Potsdam University
  3/03   1/04 Habilitation at Potsdam University
  1/02   3/06 Head of the Emmy Noether Research Group in “Theory of Star Formation” at the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam
10/00 12/01 Otto Hahn Fellow at Lick Observatory, Santa Cruz, sponsored by the Max Planck Society
  9/00 Research visit at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching
  9/98   8/00 Postdoctoral position at Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
11/94   6/98 Dissertation at the University of Heidelberg with thesis research at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg.
  8/93   8/94 Diploma thesis at Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching.
  8/90   9/91 Exchange student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
11/87   9/94 Study of General Physics at the Technical University of Munich (diploma in general physics)
Awards, Fellowships, Invitations:
  9/14   6/15 Sabbatical Stay at UC Santa Cruz and KIPAC at Stanford University
10/13 ERC Advanced Grant STARLIGHT: Formation of the First Stars
  1/10   8/10 Sabbatical Stay at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University
  5/09 Professeur Invite at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris
  9/02 Ludwig Biermann Award of the German Astronomical Society
11/01 Emmy Noether Fellowship of the German Science Foundation to build up a research group in theoretical star formation
  5/00 Fellowship of the Ernst Rudolf Schloeßmann Foundation
  6/99 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
  8/90   9/91 Fulbright Fellowship
Research Interests:
   Primordial Star Formation
   Formation of Stars and Stellar Clusters in the Milky Way
   Interstellar Turbulence
   Structure of Molecular Clouds
   Physical Processes in the Interstellar Medium
   Numerical Methods in Astrophysics (Fluiddynamics, Special-Purpose Computing)
   1 book (“Sternentstehung: Vom Urknall bis zur Geburt der Sterne” – Elsevier)
   1 editor (“Protostars and Planets VI” – University of Arizona Press)
   5 review articles (Saas Fee Lecture Course, Reviews of Modern Physics, Reviews of Modern Astronomy, Protostars and Planets V, Advanced Science Letters)
   3 theses (habilitation, dissertation, diploma)
   200 refereed publications with more than 10,700 citations
   60+ conference papers
   30+ abstracts
   10 contributions to popular scientific magazines
More information:
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