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Professor Dr. rer. nat.

Karl M. Menten

Karl Menten

* 3. Oktober 1957 in Briedel/Mosel

Ordentliches Mitglied seit 2001

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
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Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

1977Matriculated at Bonn University, Germany
1982 – 1984Research for Diplom thesis at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR), Bonn
May 1984Diplom in Physics, Bonn University
1984 – 1987Predoctoral Research Fellow at the MPIfR
July 1987 Dr. rer. nat., Bonn University, dissertation title: Interstellar Methanol towards Galactic HII Regions

1987 – 1989

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), Cambridge, MA, USA
1989 – 1992Research Associate at the CfA
1990 – 1996Contributor to junior and senior tutorial program of the Astronomy Department, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
1992 – 1996 Radio Astronomer, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (with tenure)
1995 – 1996Lecturer on Astronomy, Astronomy Department, Harvard University
1996Senior Radio Astronomer, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Since Dec. 1996Director for Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy at the MPIfR
Since Dec. 2000Honorary Professor, Bonn University
Since June 2001Legally equivalent membership of the Mathematical-Natural Sciences Faculty of Bonn University
Since 2001 Principal Investigator, Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)
Since Feb. 2008 Executive Director, MPIfR

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