German ARC staff

The German ALMA regional center node exists within the collaboration "Research Association for Interferometry in Northrhine-Westfalia" consisting of the Bonn and Cologne universities and the Max-Planck Insitut für Radioastronomie. The ARC is located at the Argelander-Institut für Astronomie of Bonn University.



The people currently involved with the German ARC are listed below. The email addresses are listed here.

Bonn

Frank Bertoldi

Frank Bertoldi

HTTP: www.astro.uni-bonn.de/~bertoldi

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 6789
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Research Interests: My currrent research focuses on the formation of stars, galaxies, and massive black holes in the early Universe, and on a project to constrain structure formation and cosmological parameters (primordial density spectrum, dark energy) by means of a Sunyaev-Zel'dovich galaxy cluster survey. My minor interests cover molecular cloud structure, star formation, Kuiper belt objects, comets, PDRs, and gamma-ray bursts.

Stefanie Mühle

Stefanie Mühle

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 3662
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Research Interests: properties of the molecular gas in extreme environments like galaxy mergers, starburst galaxies, and near AGN, and in more "normal" nearby galaxies (observations, non-LTE modelling); star formation and feedback; the ISM in the Galactic center; Galactic masers; magnetic fields in nearby galaxies

Reinhold Schaaf

Reinhold Schaaf

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 5658
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Research Interests: Software development for radio astronomy: Radiative transfer (ARTIST), bolometer analysis software (BoA), control software for single dish telescopes (APECS, NANTEN2).

Alexander Karim

Alexander Karim Postdoc

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 3668
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Research Interests: Within the field of observational cosmology, I study the formation and evolution of galaxies, mainly with respect to their growth over cosmic time. Therefore I am interested in the measurement of star formation activity within galaxies to very large lookback times and employ data from deep field observations, particularly at long (far-infrared to radio) wavelengths. In this wavelength regime it is possible to probe the thermal emission from interstellar dust that absorbs the ultraviolet light from young stars, the gas reservoir fueling the production of new stars as well as non-thermal processes potentially linked to recent events of star formation.

Together with Thibault Cavalier (Bordeaux) I currently act as the representative for the European CASA users within the international CASA users committee (CUC). The CUC provides independent feedback and suggestions for CASA improvement to the CASA software development group. Any CASA user is hence kindly asked to report any suggestions for CASA improvement to their respective regional representative in the CUC.

Sandra Burkutean

Sandra Burkutean Postdoc

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 3534
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Research interests: Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect in galaxy clusters; shocks in the intra-cluster medium; development of techniques to combine interferometric and single-dish measurements.

Benjamin Magnelli

Benjamin Magnelli Postdoc

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 5768
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

My field of activity is the formation and evolution of high-redshift galaxies, and in particular the study \ of the mechanisms triggering and regulating their star-formation activities

My studies are mainly based on infrared/submm/mm observations of the dust and molecular gas of large sample\ of high-redshift galaxies.

Yujin Yang

Yujin Yang Postdoc

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 3668
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Research interests: galaxy formation via gas accretion; role of galaxy mergers in galaxy evolution; survey for large-scale structures at high-z; extended Ly-alpha nebulae, blobs; post-starburst or E+A galaxies; extragalactic globular cluster systems

Toma Badescu

Yujin Yang PhD student

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 5657
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Research interests: I am working on observing extragalactic (mm) radio recombination lines in (U)LIRGS and trying to determine if they are a reliable marker for star-formation.



Cologne

Peter Schilke

Professor for experimental astrophysics at the I. Physikalische Institut in Cologne

Phone: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 1935
FAX: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 5162

Research interests: formation of massive stars, astrochemistry and formation of molecular clouds, articularly on the modeling of observing data. I am Project leader of Projects A6 and C3 in the new SFB 956, co-I of Herschel/HIFI and have been involved there in the GT KPs HEXOS and CHESS. From 1997 to 2010 I have been member of various ALMA committees, among the Science Software Requirements, ESAC and ASAC and various review committees.

Thomas Möller

Postdoc at the I. Physikalische Institut in Cologne group of Peter Schilke

Phone: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 3490
FAX: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 5162

Research interests: modeling of observing data; development of a program (MAGIX) which provides a framework to easily interface existing codes to an iterating engine that allows automatic minimizations to constrain model parameters and provide error estimates;

Christian Endres

Postdoc

Phone: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 3556
FAX: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 5162

Research interests: High resolution laboratory spectroscopy in the Terahertz frequency domain; Rotational spectroscopy of molecules of astrochemical and astrophysical interest; Internal rotation in complex molecules; Cologne Database for Molecular Spectroscopy (CDMS); Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre;

Álvaro Sanchez-Monge

Alvaro Sanchez-Monge Postdoc

Phone: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 3490
Fax: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 5162

Research Interests: Formation of high-mass stars, hot molecular cores, disks, HII regions, radio-interferometric observations