Reinhard Genzel#


Reinhard Genzel
Email:genzel 'at' mpe.mpg.de
Membership Number:1689
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:rgenzel
Elected:1995
Homepage: http://physics.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/Reinhard-Genzel



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1999 - present Full Professor of Physics University of California Berkeley
  • 1986 - present Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
  • 1985 - 1986 Full Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1981 - 1985 Associate Professor of Physics and Associate Research Astronomer, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental astrophysics
  • Infrared and submillimetre astronomy

Honours and Awards
  • Honorary Professor Munich Univ. (since 1988)
  • Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Harvey Prize (2014)
  • Miller Research Fellowship, 1980–1982
  • Otto Hahn Medal, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 1980
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1984
  • Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, American Astronomical Society, 1986
  • Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 1990
  • De Vaucouleurs Medal, University of Texas, 2000
  • Prix Jules Janssen, French Astronomical Society, 2000
  • Stern Gerlach Medal for experimental physics, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, 2003
  • Balzan Prize for Infrared Astronomy, 2003
  • Albert Einstein Medal, 2007
  • Shaw Prize, 2008
  • "Galileo 2000" Prize, 2009
  • Karl Schwarzschild Medal, Deutsche Astronomische Gesellschaft, 2011
  • Crafoord Prize, Royal Swedish Academy, 2012
  • Tycho Brahe Prize, European Astronomical Society, 2012
  • Harvey Prize, Technion Institute,Israel, 2014
  • Herschel Medal, Royal Astronomical Society, 2014
  • Member of the US and German Astronomical and Physical Societies
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1985
  • Foreign member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, 2000
  • Foreign member of the Académie des Sciences (Institut de France), 1998
  • Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, 2002
  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences, 2002
  • Senior member of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2003
  • Foreign member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences, 2011
  • Foreign member of the Royal Society of London, 2012



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