Prof. Frank Bertoldi, PhD

Email: bertoldi [at] uni-bonn. de
Phone: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 6789
Secretary Christina Stein-Schmitz:
+49 (0)228 - 73 - 3658
Fax: +49 (0)228 - 73 - 1775
Smail: Argelander-Institut für Astronomie
Universität Bonn
Auf dem Hügel 71, Room 1.009
53121 Bonn
Home: Zülpicher Str. 17
53115 Bonn
Prof. Frank Bertoldi


Since 2004 I am professor and head of the radioastronomy group at the Argelander-Institute for Astronomy at the University of Bonn. I was the institute director from 2009 to 2012, deputy director 2013-2014, and chair of the physics/astronomy department (Fachgruppe) 2014-2016. I studied physics from 1979 to 1983 at the University of Cologne and received my PhD in Physics from U.C. Berkeley in 1989. I was a postdoc at Princeton University, at the Institut Astrophysique de Paris, the MPE Garching and the MPIfR Bonn.

My currrent research focuses on the formation of stars, galaxies, and massive black holes in the early Universe, and on constraints on structure formation and cosmological parameters by means of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, X-ray, and weak lensing observations of galaxy clusters. My lesser insterest cover molecular cloud structure, star formation, PDRs, shocks. I mostly teach master-level classes on the interstellar medium and radio astronomy, and a bachelor class on theoretical physics.
Please visit my group's web page.