Prof. Frank Bertoldi, PhD
Since 2004 Professor and head of the radioastronomy group at the Argelander-Institute for Astronomy at the University
of Bonn. Institute director from 2009 to 2012, deputy director 2013-2014, chair of the physics/astronomy department (Fachgruppe) since October 2014. PhD in Physics from U.C. Berkeley in
My currrent research focuses on the formation of stars, galaxies, and massive black holes in the early Universe, and on a project to constrain structure formation and cosmological parameters (primordial density spectrum, dark energy) by means of a Sunyaev-Zel'dovich, X-ray and weak lensing observations of galaxy clusters. My lesser insterest cover molecular cloud structure, star formation, Kuiper belt objects, PDRs, shocks, and gamma-ray bursts.
Our submillimeter to radio astronomy group roughly divides into the
- Galaxy cluster / Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect research group: Dr. Kaustuv Basu, Dr. Florian Pacaud, Dr. Martin Sommer, Dr. Sandra Burkutean, PhD students Aarti Nagarayan, Miriam Ramos Ceja, Jens Erler, Ana Mikler, Master students Saikrishna Sreenivasan
- Galaxy evolution group: Dr. Alex Karim, Dr. Marcus Albrecht, Dr. Benjamin Magnelli, Dr. Stefanie Mühle, Dr. Eleni Vardoulaki, Dr. Yurii Pidopryhora, PhD students Toma Badescu, Eric Faustino, Basilio Solis, Master student Christos Karoumpis.
Staff scientist Dr. Reinhold Schaaf works on astronomical tools and software, and engineer Philipp Müller on microwave technology and telescope shutters.
We host the German node of the European ALMA Regional Center (ARC), which is managed by Dr. Stefanie Mühle, we contribute to the bolometer data analysis software package BoA, and we are partners in the COSMOS, NANTEN2, CCAT, and eROSITA projects. We are members of the SFB 956 Conditions and Impact of Star Formation and the DFG TR 33 The Dark Universe.
Should you be interested in a Bachelor, Master, or PhD thesis project, check our current list of thesis topics.