The Pleasure of Exploring our Universe

by · Aug 29, 2014 · 675 views ·

Dr. Burkert is a full professor and chair in Computational Astrophysics at the University of Munich. The International Astronomical Union named the minor planet 267003 Burkert after him. He is a Max-Planck-Fellow at the MPI for extraterrestrial Physics at Garching, Higgs Fellow, President of the German Astronomical Society, and Chairman of the German Astrophysics Board of Directors. Dr. Burkert is the Vice Coordinator of the Excellence Cluster “Origin and Structure of the Universe” and Coordinator of the DFG Priority Program “Physics of the Interstellar Medium.” His research focuses on dynamical processes in the Universe, including the formation and evolution of galaxies and the formation of stars and stellar clusters.

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