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astronomer , educator

Ortwin Ekkehard Gerhard, German astronomer, educator. Research fellow Darwin College, Cambridge, 1987-1988. Member International Astronomical Union, European Astronomical Society, Swiss Association Astronomy and Physics, Royal Astronomical Society.

Background

Gerhard, Ortwin Ekkehard was born on April 26, 1956 in Mannheim, Germany. Arrived in Switzerland, 1994. Son of Walter and Ursula (Ruprecht) Gerhard.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1982. Doctor in Astrophysics, University Munich, 1987.

Career

European Space Agency fellow department theoretical physics Oxford (England) University, 1982-1983. Researcher Max-Planck-Institute Astrophysics, Garching, Germany, 1983-1986. Researcher Institute Astronomy Cambridge University, 1986-1988.

Researcher Astronomisches Recheninstitut, Heidelberg, Germany, 1988-1989. Heisenberg fellow Landessternwarte, 1990-1994. Professor astronomy University Basel, Switzerland, since 1994.

Acting professor University Göttingen, Germany, 1991.

Membership

Member International Astronomical Union, European Astronomical Society, Swiss Association Astronomy and Physics, Royal Astronomical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music.

Connections

Married Cordula Elisabeth Höflich, July 17, 1981. Children: Kathrin, Franka.

father:
Walter Gerhard

mother:
Ursula (Ruprecht) Gerhard

spouse:
Cordula Elisabeth Höflich

children:
Kathrin Gerhard

Franka Gerhard