Prof. Dr. Ralf Bender

Prof. Dr. Ralf Bender

Curriculum Vitae

Born on December 29, 1958 in Alzey. Study of physics, University of Heidelberg, PhD in astronomy at Heidelberg State Observatory (1987), research associate, Heidelberg State Observatory (1987-1990), NATO fellow at the University of Oxford (1990/1991), German Habilitation (1991), staff member of Heidelberg State Observatory (1991-1994), Full Professor of Astronomy at the University of Munich (since 1994), managing director of University Observatory Munich (1998-2003), Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (since 2002), B. L. Tinsley Centennial Visiting Professor at University of Texas (2004-2005).
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