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Curriculum Vitae, Dominik A. Riechers

 

o Personal Details

Name: Dominik Alexander Riechers
Date of Birth: July 22nd, 1978
Place of Birth: Hannover, Germany
Citizenship: German
 

o Current Position

Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow, sponsor: Prof. Dr. Nicholas Z. Scoville
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125
USA
 

o Previous Positions

Student Assistant from September 2001 to March 2003 in the group for infrared interferometry at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
Diploma Student from April 2003 to January 2004 in the group for infrared interferometry at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
Scientific Assistant from February 2004 to March 2004 in the group for infrared interferometry at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
Scientific Assistant from June 2004 to August 2004 in the group for Galaxies and Cosmology at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany
PhD Student from September 2004 to November 2007 in the group for Galaxies and Cosmology at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany
 

o Education

Abitur (A-levels) in June 1997 at the Jugenddorf-Christophorusschule Königswinter, Germany
Majors: Mathematics and Physics

Undergraduate Student of Physics and Astronomy from October 1998 to February 2004 at the University of Bonn, Germany
Graduate Student of Astronomy from October 2004 to November 2007 at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
List of attended lectures/seminars/practical courses (Bonn & Heidelberg; in German)

Diploma thesis in Physics and Astronomy from April 2003 to January 2004 at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Bonn, Germany
Topic: "Speckle Interferometry and Radiative Transfer Modeling of Evolved Stars: The OH/IR Star OH 104.9+2.4"
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gerd Weigelt

PhD thesis in Astronomy from September 2004 to November 2007 at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany
Topic: "The Molecular Interstellar Medium of Quasar Host Galaxies in the Early Universe"
Advisors: Dr. Fabian Walter and Prof. Dr. Hans-Walter Rix
 

o Professional Organizations

Full Member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS)
 

o Selected Conferences, Meetings and Schools

2003 September 15-20: 77th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft: "The Sun and Planetary Systems - Paradigms for the Universe", Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

2004 November 22-26: 4th IRAM Interferometry School, Grenoble, France

2005 March 28-April 01: Ringberg Workshop on Multiwavelength Surveys, Castle Ringberg, Germany

2006 January 08-12: 207th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Washington DC, USA

2006 January 13-14: ALMA Conference "From z-Machines to ALMA: (Sub)Millimeter Spectroscopy of Galaxies", Charlottesville, VA, USA

2006 July 02-07: DFG Summer School (Priority Programme 1177): "Evolution of galaxies and their large-scale environment", Bad Honnef, Germany

2006 August 14-25: XXVIth General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 November 13-17: ALMA Conference "Science with ALMA: a new era for Astrophysics", Madrid, Spain

2007 January 05-10: 209th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA, USA

2007 June 11-14: COSMOS Collaboration Meeting, American Museum of National History, New York City, NY, USA

2007 July 16-20: "Galaxy Growth in a Dark Universe", Heidelberg, Germany

2007 September 24-29: 80th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft: "Cosmic Matter", Würzburg, Germany

2008 January 07-11: 211th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Austin, TX, USA

2008 March 10-12: Annual Hubble Fellows Symposium 2008, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA

2008 April 14-16: Pasadena Postdoc Workshop 2008, UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA, USA

2008 June 09-13: COSMOS Collaboration Meeting, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, Paris, France

2008 July 07-25: "AGN: The interplay between Supermassive Black Holes, Star Formation and Galaxy Evolution", Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, CO, USA

2008 December 16-18: "The EVLA Vision: Galaxies Through Cosmic Time", NRAO Domenici Science Operations Center, Socorro, NM, USA

2009 January 04-08: 213th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Long Beach, CA, USA

2009 June 16-19: Annual Assembly of the Max-Planck Society, Mainz, Germany

2009 September 21-24: ALMA Conference "Assembly, Gas Content and Star Formation History of Galaxies", Charlottesville, VA, USA

2009 November 15-18: "The Gaseous Evolution of Galaxies", Castle Ringberg, Germany

2010 January 03-07: 215th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Washington, DC, USA

2010 March 08-11: Annual Hubble Fellows Symposium 2010, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA

2010 May 29-June 04: "Key Issues in High-Redshift Galaxy/Black Hole Evolution in the ALMA/JWST Era", Hangzhou, China

2010 June 06-10: "The First Galaxies, Quasars & Gamma-Ray Bursts", State College, PA, USA

2010 August 16-20: "The First Billion Years", Keck Institute for Space Science, Pasadena, CA, USA

2010 October 25-29: "Galaxy Evolution: Infrared to Millimeter Wavelengths Perspective", Guilin, China

  Upcoming:

2011 June: ESO/ALMA Conference "Multi-Phase Gas in High Redshift Galaxies" (working title), Santiago, Chile



 

o Recent Invited Colloquia

2006 December 07: IRAM, Grenoble, France

2008 January 30: UC Santa Cruz, CA, USA

2008 May 28: UC Santa Barbara, CA, USA

2009 May 20: Caltech, CA, USA

2009 November 13: Max-Planck-Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn, Germany

2010 February 09: Carnegie Institute of Science, Pasadena, CA, USA

 

o Further Information

Alternative civilian service from December 1997 to December 1998 at the Franziskus Hospital, Linz, Germany

PhD project (2004-2007) financed through the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Priority Program 1177: "Witnesses of Cosmic History: Formation and evolution of black holes, galaxies and their environment", via the scientific project "The Quasar-Starburst Connection"

Awarded an ALMA grant to present at the 2006 Global ALMA Conference "Science with ALMA: A New Era for Astrophysics" Nov 13 - 17, 2006 in Madrid, Spain

Awarded a 2007 Hubble Postdoctoral Fellowship at Caltech for the research project: "From the Epoch of Reionization to the Peak of Galaxy Formation: Properties of Intensely Star-Forming Galaxies in the Early Universe" (2007-2010)

Received the 2008 Ernst Patzer Award for Best Refereed Publication by a Young MPIA Scientist

Received the 2008 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society for best PhD Thesis in 2007/2008 (Press Release)

Referee for The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS), and Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A)

 

o Languages

German (native)
English (fluent)
French (good)
Spanish (basics)
Korean (basics)
 

o Computers

Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, MacOS X, DOS, Windows, Solaris
Programming and script languages: Fortran, C, C-shell, latex, (x)html, php
Other: gnuplot, SuperMongo (SM), IDL, aips, aips++/CASA, GILDAS, IRAF, MIDAS, MIRIAD
 

o Telescopes

1999 Sternwarte Bonn/Hoher List, Daun, Germany (optical)
2001 MPIfR 100m telescope, Effelsberg, Germany (mm/radio)
2003 SAO BTA 6m telescope, Karachevo-Cherkesia, Russia (near-infrared)
2004 NRAO VLA, Socorro, NM, USA (mm/radio)
2004 NRAO GBT 100m telescope, Green Bank, WV, USA (mm/radio)
2005 IRAM 30m telescope, Pico Veleta, Spain (mm)
2005 ESO VLT, Cerro Paranal, Chile (optical/infrared)
2005 IRAM PdBI, Plateau de Bure, France (mm)
2007 CARMA, Cedar Flat near Big Pine, CA, USA (mm)
2008 NRAO VLBA, USA (radio)
2009 W.M. Keck Observatory, USA (optical/infrared)
 

o Space Telescopes

2008 Chandra X-Ray Observatory (X-ray)
2008 Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared)
2009 Hubble Space Telescope (optical/infrared)