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physicist

Volker Schönfelder, German physicist. Achievements include introduction of the "Compton-Telescope" as a new instrument for gamma ray astronomy; first complete sky survey of the MeV-gamma ray sky with the space telescope COMPTEL on board National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Compton gamma ray observatory.

Background

Schönfelder, Volker was born on October 5, 1939 in Barmstedt, Germany. Son of Karl-Heinz and Irma (Rickert) Schönfelder.

Education

Diploma in Physics, University Kiel, Germany, 1966. Dr rer national, Technology University Munich, 1970. Dr rer national habil, Technology University Munich, 1979.

Career

Research scientist, Max-Planck Institut Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany, 1970-1982; head gamma ray astronomy group, Max-Planck Institut Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany, since 1982. Adjunct Professor experimental physics Technology U. Munich, since 1995. Member astronomy working group European Space Agency, Paris, 1976-1978.

Member GRO Science Team National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, since 1978. Member Gutachter Ausschuss Deutsche Agentur Raumfahrtangelegenheiten GmbH, Bonn, Germany, since 1990. Member Integral Science Team European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, since 1995.

Principal investigator Compton Telescope National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Deutsche Agentur für Raumfahrtangelegenheiten, Washington and Bonn, since 1978. Co-principal Investigator Spektrometer INTEGRAL, since 1995.

Achievements

  • Achievements include introduction of the "Compton-Telescope" as a new instrument for gamma ray astronomy. First complete sky survey of the MeV-gamma ray sky with the space telescope COMPTEL on board National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Compton gamma ray observatory.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-editor Experimental Astronomy, since 1988. Editor: The Universe in Gamma Rays, 2001. Contributor 621 articles to professional journals.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: classical music.

Connections

Married Bärbel Maylahn, March 11, 1966. Children: Stefan, Matthias, Daniel.

father:
Karl-Heinz Schönfelder

mother:
Irma (Rickert) Schönfelder

spouse:
Bärbel Maylahn

child:
Stefan Schönfelder

child:
Matthias Schönfelder

child:
Daniel Schönfelder