Wolfgang Hillebrandt#


Wolfgang Hillebrandt
Email:wfh 'at' mpa-garching.mpg.de
Membership Number:3767
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:whillebrandt
Homepage: http://www.mpg.de/378961/astrophysik_wissM





Present and Previous Positions
  • 1991 - present Scientific Member (now Emeritus), MPI für Astrophysik, Garching
  • 1997 - 2012 Director at the MPI für Astrophysik, Garching
  • 1990 - present Honorary Professor for Theoretical Physics, TU München
  • 1991 - 1994 Acting Director, MPI für Astrophysik, Garching
  • 1985 - present Scientific Member; MPI für Physik und Astrophysik, Institut für Astrophysik, München/Garching
  • 1978 - 1985 Research group leader, MPI für Physik und Astrophysik, Institut fürAstrophysik, München/Garching
  • 1974 - 1978 Research associate, Institut für Kernphysik der TH Darmstadt

Fields of Scholarship
  • Astrophysics: supernovae
  • Astrophysics: stellar physics
  • Astrophysics: stellar hydrodynamics
  • Astrophysics: nucleosynthesis
  • Astrophysics: neutron stars
  • Nuclear Physics

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Lodewijk Woltjer Prize Lecture, European Astronomical Society, for fundamental contributions to the study of supernova explosions
  • Member, Int. Advisory Board, Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm
  • Member, Scientific Council, Center for Astronomy, Heidelberg
  • Since 2002 Editor, Lecture Notes in Physics
  • 2003/2008 Member, DFG Grant Committee on Cooperative Research Centres
  • 2003/2009 Chairman, Supernova Working Group, IAU
  • 1998/2001 Member, Board of Directors of ECT*, Trento, Italy
  • 1990/1993 Chairman of the Astronomischen Gesellschaft
  • 1982 Physics Price, Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft
  • 1977 Academy Award, Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen

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