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Dieter H. Hartmann

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Ph.D., Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
  • M.S., Physics, Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany
  • B.S., Physics Engineering, FHS Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany

Areas of Research

Astronomy and Astrophysics

My interests are in the areas of Astronomy with Radioactivities, Time Domain Astronomy, and Mulimessenger Astrophysics. More specifically: nuclear- and gamma-ray astrophysics. Transients ranging from novae and supernovae to gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are cosmic explosions linked to the cycles of chemical enrichment. Some radioactive elements in the ejecta glow as γ-ray sources, and GRB afterglows can be used as cosmological probes. I am also interested in stellar evolution, galactic dynamics and cosmology in general. In addition to data from space-based high-energy experiments (Fermi, Swift, INTEGRAL etc.) I use the three 1m-class telescopes of the SARA consortium.

I had the pleasure to participate in a NASA Astrophysics 30 year Roadmap exercise. The report can be found at:

I serve on the User Groups of NASA's Swift (as Chair) and Fermi missions.

I serve as a Science Editor for the The Astrophysical Journal, the premier publication of the American Astronomical Society.

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