Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2014
    Rector of UMIT

  • 2012 – 2017
    Vice Rector for Research of the University of Innsbruck

  • 2004 – 2012
    Head of the Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics at the University of Innsbruck

  • Since 2002
    Full professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

  • 1998 – 2002
    "Scientific Staff Cat. A" Position at the Liverpool John Moores University in the Astrophysics Research Institute, UK

  • 1993 – 1998
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching

  • 1992 – 1993
    Feodor Lynen Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to the University of California in Santa Cruz, Lick Observatory, USA

  • 1990 – 1992
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching

  • 1988 – 1990
    Doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching

  • 1987 – 1988
    Doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

Selected projects

  • Coordinator of the EU Master's Programme in astrophysics "Erasmus Mundus"

  • Coordinator of the doctoral programme "Computational Interdisciplinary Modelling" of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, Commission 19 Astrophysics, since 2014

  • Member of the Review Panel of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics, Potsdam, since 2014

  • Member of the Council for Research and Technology for Upper Austria, since 2014

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Austrian Research Foundation (\"OFG), 2008 – 2014

  • Member of the advisory board of the Thuringian observatory Tautenburg, since 2011

  • Member of the evaluation committee of the Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2010

  • Member of the Space Science and Astronomy review panel of the Academy of Finland, 2010/2011

  • Member of the advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, since 2009

  • Member of the academic council of the International Max Planck Research School, Heidelberg, 2009

  • Member of the academic council of the Centre for Astronomy at Heidelberg University, since 2009

  • Member of the European Space Agency (ESA) Astronomy Working Group, 2009 – 2012

  • Member of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Council, 2008 – 2014

  • Member of the evaluation committee for the Astronomy Department at the University of Padua, 2006

  • Member of the European Science Foundation (ESF) Expert Committee "European Space Science Committee" (ESSC), 2004-2008

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