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physicist , researcher

Gert Finger, Austrian physicist, researcher. Achievements include research in water vapour continuum emission of terrestial atmosphere; development of sampling techniques to reduce detector readout noise; first to direct measurement of detector nodal capacitance. Recipient Best Paper Science Detector Workshop award, Science Organizing Committee, 2002, 2005, Asteroid award, 2005.

Background

Finger, Gert was born on January 19, 1951 in Kolbnitz, Carinthia, Austria. Son of Wilhelm and Ingeborg Finger.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1983. Degree in physics, Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1975.

Career

Physicist University Zurich, 1974—1975. Researcher Swiss Institute of Technology, 1975—1983. Applied scientist, head infrared detector department European Southern Observatory, Garching, Germany, since 1983.

With Austrian Army, 1969-1970.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in water vapour continuum emission of terrestial atmosphere. Development of sampling techniques to reduce detector readout noise. First to direct measurement of detector nodal capacitance.

Connections

Married Susanne Bauer, January 7, 1994. Children: David, Meukow Corinna, Jessica, Alicia.

father:
Wilhelm Finger

mother:
Ingeborg Finger

spouse:
Susanne Bauer

children:
David Finger

Meukow Corinna Finger

Jessica Finger

Alicia Finger