Heino Falcke - Curriculum Vitae#


Higher Education:
  • 1986 - 1988 University of Cologne, Germany
  • 1988 - 1992 University of Bonn, Germany, Diploma studies at Max-Planck-Institute für Radioastronomie
  • 1992 - 1994 University of Bonn, Germany, Doctoral studies at Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie

Academic Qualifications:
  • 1992 (Feb 13): Diploma in Physics, University of Bonn, thesis: On the theory of radiation-driven accretion disk winds in quasars, advisor: Prof. P.L. Biermann
  • 1994 (Jul 4): Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Bonn, thesis: Starved Holes and Active Nuclei - the Central Engine in Galactic Centers, summa cum laude, advisor: Prof. Biermann
  • 2000 (Nov 15): Habilitation & venia legendi, University of Bonn, thesis The Silent Majority - Jets and Radio Cores from Weakly Active Black Holes

Memberships in Academic Societies:
  • Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)
  • Member of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG)
  • Member of the Nederlandse Astronomenclub (NAC)

Previous Employment:
  • 1992-1994: Research assistant, University of Bonn (incl. 6 months parental leave)
  • 1994-1995: Postdoctoral Max-Planck stipendiary, MPIfR Bonn, optical interferometry group
  • 1995-1997: Research associate, University of Maryland at College Park & visit. sci. STScI Baltimore
  • 1997-1997: Postdoctoral researcher, MPIfR Bonn, VLBI group
  • 1997-1999: DFG stipendiary (Habilitations-Stipendium), lecturing at University of Bonn
  • 1999: Visiting professor, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
  • 2000-2003: Staff scientist, MPIfR Bonn, VLBI group
  • 2001-2003: Privatdozent (adjunct lecturer), University of Bonn
  • 2003: Associate professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung, C3), University of Cologne
  • 2003-2007: Senior scientist LOFAR, ASTRON, Dwingeloo (NL) & adjunct professor of high-energy astrophysics, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2011: Department Head, Astrophysics Department, Radboud University Nijmegen

Present Employment and Affiliations:
  • 2007-present: Full professor of radio astronomy and astroparticle physics, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • 2007-present: International Project Scientist LOFAR, ASTRON
  • 2011-present: Guest scientist, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
  • 2012-present: Member National Institute for Subatomic Physics (NIKHEF)

Functions in Academia:
  • 1996-2003: Founder and Editor of the Galactic Center Newsletter (GCNEWS,)
  • 2002-2005: Chair of international SKA (Square Kilometer Array) science working group on black holes
  • 2002-2005: Member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 2006-2012: Member SKA Science Working Group
  • 2003-2004: Chair of international SKA Outreach committee
  • 2011-2012: European Project Scientist for the SKA
  • 2004-2009: Co-Chair of EU FP6 network Scientific Workshops (within RADIONET I3 proposal)
  • 2007-2010: Chair and deputy chair Committee for Astroparticle Physics in the Netherlands (CAN)
  • 2007-2012: Key Researcher and coordinator of NOVA (National Top Research School) Network on High-Energy Astrophysics
  • 2003-2010: Member of various LOFAR technical and sci. committees, LOFAR int. proj. scientist
  • 2010-now: Chair person and NL country representative International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) board
  • 2010-now: Chair person NL LOFAR consortium (NL-LAC)
  • 2006-now: Netherlands country representative and member of AUGER collaboration
  • 2003-now: Spokesperson of the LOPES experiment at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • 2003-now: Spokesperson of LOFAR Key-Science Project (KSP) Cosmic Rays
  • 2003-now: Member LOFAR Survey KSP, council member LOFAR Transients Key Science Project
  • 2009-now: Chairperson IAU working group Astronomy on the Moon
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