Friedrich-Karl Thielemann#


Friedrich-Karl Thielemann
Email:f-k.thielemann 'at' unibas.ch
Membership Number:4103
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:fthielemann
Elected:2015
Homepage: https://physik.unibas.ch/dept/pages/de/personnel/thielemann.htm




Present and Previous Positions
  • Since April 1994, Full professor , Department of Physics, University of Basel
  • September 1991-March 1994, Associate Professor, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University
  • September 1986-August 1991, Assistant Professor, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University
  • January 1985-August 1986, Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois
  • April 1982-December 1985, Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, Germany
  • April 1981-March 1982, Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany
  • April 1980-March 1981, Otto Hahn Fellow of the Max Planck Society
  • (April-August 1980, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago,
  • September 1980-March 1981, Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, Caltech)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theoretical and computational astrophysics
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Properties of nuclei far from stability
  • Equation of state at supranuclear densities and high temperatures
  • Big bang nucleosynthesis
  • Stellar evolution
  • Compact objects (white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes)
  • Explosive events in astrophysics (novae, X-ray / Gamma-ray bursts, type Ia / core collapse supernovae, neutron star mergers)
  • Generation of elements and isotopes in stable or explosive (nuclear) burning of matter,
  • Evolution of galaxies

Honours and Awards
  • Since January 2013 ERC Advanced Grant FISH "FaInt Supernovae and Hypernovae"
  • Since January 2013 president of the platform Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics (MAP) of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 2012 Lise Meitner Prize of the European Physical Society (jointly with Karlheinz Langanke)
  • 2009 Humboldt Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2008 Hans A. Bethe Prize of the American Physical Society
  • Since 2008 Member of the Commission for Astronomy of the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 2007 GENCO Membership Award of the Exotic Nuclei Community (GSI Darmstadt)
  • 1998 Fellow of The American Physical Society
  • 1997 - 2001 Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 1995 Visiting Professorship, University of Torino, Italy
  • 1992 JSPS Fellowship at the University of Tokyo
  • 1986 Milton Fund Award, Harvard University
  • 1979 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

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