Curriculum Vitae

By thought I embrace the universal.
— B. Pascal

An overview of the CV is given below. A more detailed version (including lists of publications and invited talks) is available as PDF download.

Academic Training

  • 1983-1991 Studies of Physics at the University of Technology, Vienna, Austria,
    and Astronomy at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • 1989 Diplom-Ingenieur aus Technischer Physik (Masters in Physics)
    Masters Thesis: “One-nucleon transfer below the Coulomb barrier”, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • 1991 Dr. techn. aus Technischer Physik (PhD in Physics)
    PhD thesis: “Reaction rates for primordial nucleosynthesis”, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • 1998 Privat-Dozent, Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Academic Honours

Professional Memberships

Scientific Publications

More than 500 publications with more than 10000 citations; the list of publications including links to preprints is on a separate page.

Main Research Topics

Nuclear Astrophysics;
Stellar, Explosive and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis;
Stellar Evolution;
Nuclear Reactions (Transfer and Fusion Reactions, Radiative Capture, in different reaction mechanisms (compound nucleus [Hauser-Feshbach codes NON-SMOKER, NON-SMOKERWEB, SMARAGD] and direct reactions [DWBA codes TETRA for transfer reactions and TEDCA for direct capture]);
Nuclear Structure.

There is a separate web page concerning my scientific work and results!

Scientific Peer Review

Teaching Experience

  • Extensive teaching experience with undergraduate classes and graduate courses on the university level obtained in positions of Adjunct Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor (University of Basel, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Numerous invited and contributed talks at conferences, colloquia, and in public outreach
  • Teaching at high school level: elective courses in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the NOVARTIS technical high school, Basel, Switzerland (1997-1999); TecDay workshop for high school students (Liestal, Switzerland, 2009); external supervisor for university qualifying exit examinations (written and oral) in physics and mathematics at the high school of Liestal, Switzerland (since 2000)

For details on taught courses and locations, please see the PDF version of my scientific CV.

Additional Skills

  • Development of Scientific programs, numerical/statistical analysis (Matlab, R)
  • System Administration (Unix, Linux)
  • WWW Administration (Webmaster), Apache, HTML, PHP, CSS
  • Windows API
  • Programming Languages: FORTRAN, C, C++, Java, MODULA-2, PASCAL, BASIC, Excel-VBA, Python
  • Additional Training Courses in: Rhetorics (1997), Didactics and methods of presentation and teaching (1997), Conception and planning of media/internet-based teaching (2001), Examination techniques (oral vs. written) (2001), Project management (2002), Media and Science Journalism (2003), Company Start-Up Seminar (2003), Practical Leadership (2004), Internship at a Patent Lawyer’s office (2006)

Career Stages