German ARC staff

The people currently involved in the German ARC are listed below. The email addresses can be found here.

Bonn

Frank Bertoldi

Frank Bertoldi
ARC node representative

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
ARC node manager; user support, training, outreach

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

Benjamin Magnelli

Benjamin Magnelli
postdoc; CASA, user support

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

Research Interests: 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.

Lydia Moser

Lydia Moser
postdoc; CASA, user support, short spacings

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

Research Interests: 1) spatially resolved mm/sub-mm observations of nearby AGN galaxies ('LLQSOs', z<0.06): properties of the molecular gas (distribution, kinematics, excitation/chemistry); fueling (inflow) vs. feedback (outflows); relation between nuclear activity and host galaxy properties depending on redshift; black hole - bulge growth; star formation; evolution of galaxies 2) high resolution (<1'' (= 0.04pc)) mm/sub-mm observations of the central parsec of the Milky Way: properties of the ISM impacted by the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*) and the nuclear stellar cluster; mystery of recent star formation despite the harsh environment; matter supply for accretion onto Sgr A*

Reinhold Schaaf

Reinhold Schaaf
staff; IT support, user support

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).

Toma Badescu

Toma Badescu
PhD student; user support

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

ARC node affiliate

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

postdoc; spectral line identification, user support

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;

Holger Mueller


postdoc; CDMS

Phone: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 4528
FAX: +49 (0)221 - 470 - 5162

Research interests:astrochemistry, star-formation, molecules in space, rotational, rovibrational, interactions, hyperfine structure, data reliability (in the lab, in astro observations, in databases)

Álvaro Sanchez-Monge

Alvaro Sanchez-Monge
postdoc; spectral line identification, user support

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