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

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 insterest cover molecular cloud structure, star formation, Kuiper belt objects, comets, PDRs, and gamma-ray bursts.

Frank Bertoldi

Stefanie Mühle


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

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

Stefanie Mühle

Felipe Alves

Postdoc

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

Research Interests: Molecular clouds and low-mass protostars; magnetic fields in star formation processes; multi-wavelength polarimetry for magnetic field studies at different scales and column densities; dynamical evolution of a collapsing molecular cloud into protostellar cores.
Felipe Alves

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).

Kaustuv Basu

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

Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 6786
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775

Sandra Burkutean

Ph.D student

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 bolometric (APEX-SZ) measurements.


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


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

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
Alvaro Sanchez-Monge