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Dieter Breitschwerdt





Place of Birth

Schwäbisch Hall (Baden Württemberg), Germany
Nationality
German
Address
Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik, Technische Universität Berlin
(Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Berlin Institute of Technology)
Hardenbergstraße 36, D-10623 Berlin, Germany
Email:
breitschwerdt(at)astro.physik.tu-berlin.de



Academic
Titles
2008 Universitätsprofessor (W3), Berlin Institute of Technology

2005 Professor (apl.), University of Heidelberg

1994 Privatdozent (venia legendi), University of Heidelberg
Academic
Degrees
1994 Dr. rer. nat. habil. (DSc), University of Heidelberg

1985 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD in Physics), University of Heidelberg

1982 Diplom-Physiker (MSc in Physics), University of Heidelberg



Education 1994 Habilitation at Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg


Thesis Title:
Dynamics of the Interstellar Medium in halos of galaxies

1985 PhD in Physics, University of Heidelberg
Grade: Magna Cum Laude


Thesis Title:
Dynamical effects of stellar winds with associated HII regions on the Interstellar Medium
carried out at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK), Supervisor: H.J. Völk

1982 Diploma in Physics (MSc), University of Heidelberg
Grade: very good


Thesis Title:
Turbulent dust transport in interstellar clouds
carried out at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK), Supervisor: G.E. Morfill

1978 Preliminary Diploma in Physics (BSc), University of Heidelberg
Grade: very good

1976 - 1982 Studies of Physics, Mathematics, Astronomy and Chemistry,
University of Heidelberg

1967 -
1976
Grammar School Gymnasium bei St. Michael, Schwäbisch Hall,
school leaving certificate (Abitur)



Scientific
Career
2008- Full professor (Chair of Astrophysics), Berlin Institute of Technology
Director of the Center of Astronomy and Astrophysics 

2003-
2008
Faculty Member at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna

2001 - 2003 Senior Research Scientist at Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) Garching
Lecturer at International Max-Planck Research School (IMPRS) Munich

2000 Visiting Fellow at Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University (USA)

1996 - 2000
Heisenberg Fellow at MPE Garching

1994 - 1996 Guest Scientist at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik Heidelberg

1989 - 1994 Research Scientist at Sonderforschungsbereich "Evolution of Galaxies", University of Heidelberg

1988 - 1989 Post-Doc at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik Heidelberg

1986 - 1988 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Department of Astronomy University of Manchester (UK)
in the group of F.D. Kahn (F.R.S.)

1985 - 1986 Post-Doc at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik Heidelberg in the group of H.J. Völk



Professional Services 2008 -
Member of "Rat Deutscher Sternwarten" (RDS, Committee of Directors of German Observatories)

2006 - 2015 Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Commission 34 (Interstellar Matter)

2006 - 2012
Member of Division VI (Interstellar Matter) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)

2006 Member of the NASA Astrophysics Theory Review Panel (ATP/BEFS)


Advisory Panel C (ISM and Star Formation) of the Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) at ESO

2005 Advisory Panel C (ISM and Star Formation) of the Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) at ESO


Time Allocation Committee (TAC) at ESA for XMM-Newton

2004 - Editorial Board of the online journal ASTRA

2003 - 2009 Chairman of the Commission "Astrophysics" of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft extraterrestrische Forschung (AEF)

2003 -
2009
Vice Chairman of the AEF and Fachverband Extraterrestrische Physik (EP) of the
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)



University Services 2014 - 2017
Vice Dean of Faculty II, Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry), Berlin Institute of Technology

2013 - Member of the Faculty Executive Committee (Fakultätsrat), Berlin Institute of Technology

2009 - Deputy of the Physics Students Advisory Board, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Berlin Institute of Technology

2008 -
Member of the Physics Commission, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Berlin Institute of Technology



Memberships 2005- Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG)

2003 - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Extraterrestrische Forschung (AEF)

2001 -
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

1991 -
International Astronomical Union (IAU), Commission Nr. 34: Interstellar Matter

1987 - 1997 Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)



Awards 2005 Appointed Professor (apl.) at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

1995 Heisenberg Fellowship by the German Science Foundation (DFG)

Scientific
Organization
2012
Scientific Organizing Committee (Co-chair) of IAU Special Session SpS12 " Modern views of the interstellar medium", Beijing (China)

2010 Scientific Organizing Committee of the Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM) 2010, Lisbon (Portugal)

2009
Scientific Organizer (with Ralf Klessen) of the AG Splinter meeting "Dynamical Processes in the ISM", Potsdam (Germany)

2008 Scientific Organizing Committee of the conference "The Local Bubble and Beyond II", Philadelphia (USA)


Scientific Organizing Committee of the conference "The role of the Disk-Halo Interaction in Galaxy Evolution: Outflow vs. Infall'', Espinho (Portugal)


Scientific Organizing Committee (co-chair) of the JENAM symposium 7 "Grand Challenges in Computational Astrophysics", Vienna (Austria)


Scientific Organizing Committee of the JENAM symposium 6 "Matter Cycles of Galaxies in Clusters", Vienna (Austria)

2007 Convenor at a Workshop at International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern (Switzerland) on "From the Heliosphere to the Local Bubble"

2004 Scientific Advisory Committee of the "39th Rencontres de Moriond" on the "Young Local Universe", La Thuile (France)

2004 - 2008 Organizer of Seminars at Institute of Astronomy, Vienna

2003 - 1998 Co-Organizer of the Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium (MPE, MPA, ESO, LMU)

2002 Co-Organizer and Co-Chairman (SOC) of Mini-Symposium at JENAM 2002, Porto (Portugal), "From Observations to Self-Consistent Modelling of the ISM in Galaxies"


Co-Editor of Proceedings

2001 Co-Organizer (SOC, LOC) of Mini-Symposium at JENAM 2001, Munich, "X-ray astronomy from the Local Bubble to AGN"

2001 Main Organizer and Co-Chairman (SOC) of the COSPAR Meeting "The interstellar environment of the Heliosphere", Paris
Chief Editor of Proceedings

1999 Co-Organizer (SOC) of the International Workshop "Science with MINISAT", Madrid

1999 Co-Organizer (SOC) of the International Conference "Astrophysical Dynamics" in Évora (Portugal)
Co-Editor of Proceedings

1998 Co-Organizer of the Symposium "Highlights in X-ray Astronomy" (Garching), LOC and SOC

1997 Main Organizer (SOC, LOC) of IAU Colloquium No. 166 "The Local Bubble and Beyond" (Lyman-Spitzer-Colloquium), Garching
Chief Editor of Proceedings

1992 Co-Organizer of SFB-Workshop on "Structure and Dynamics of Galaxies and Cluster of Galaxies" (Heidelberg), LOC and SOC

1989 Co-Organizer of the IAU-Symposium No. 140 (LOC) "Galactic and Intergalactic Magnetic Fields", Heidelberg