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astrophysicist , educator

Reinhard Genzel, German astrophysicist, educator. Recipient Otto Hahn medal, Max-Planck Society, 1979, Presidential Investigator award, 1983, Newton Lacy Pierce prize, American Astronomical Society, 1986, Leibniz prize, German Science Foundation, 1990, de Vaucouleurs medal, University Texas Austin, 2000, Janssen prize, 2001, Balzan prize, 2003, Shaw prize in astronomy, 2008.


Genzel, Reinhard was born on March 24, 1952 in Bad Homburg, Germany.


Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Astronomy, University Bonn., 1978.


Postdoctoral researcher Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1978—1980. Miller fellow University California, Berkeley, 1980—1981, associate professor, 1981—1985, part-time professor, since 1999. Director Max-Planck Institute Extraterrestrial Physics, Munich, since 1986.

Honorary professor Ludwig-Maximilian University.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science journals.


Member of National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Academy of Sciences, France (foreign member).