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New professor in Astrophysics

New professor in Astrophysics

Thomas Tauris, professor in Astrophysics, has started at Department of Materials and Production.

Last modified: 17.03.2022

On 1 February 2022, Thomas Tauris started in a position as Professor in Astrophysics at the Department of Materials and Production, Aalborg University.

Thomas comes from a position as Professor at Aarhus University, which was also the place where he earned his PhD in 1997, based on research in Sydney, Australia.

In between, Thomas’ has worked as Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Amsterdam, as Research Fellow at NORDITA, as Assistant and External Associate Professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, as International Baccalaureate teacher at Herlufsholm Skole, and as Professor at the University of Bonn.

The research field of Thomas is theoretical astrophysics of compact objects (neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs), as well as gravitational waves, supernovae, and binary star evolution.

Furthermore, Thomas has a diploma in Leadership and Management (ZIBAT), he has written astrophysics textbooks, and he has served on the committee for the International Max-Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics, the European Research Council (ERC) evaluation panel, and he is an elected member of Academia Europaea.

Thomas has an impressing experience and knowledge, and with him on board, Department of Materials and Production is looking forward to establishing astrophysics teaching and research at Aalborg University.