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nj Dr. Norbert Junkes
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Auf dem Hügel 69
D-53121 Bonn, Germany

Tel.: +49-228-525-399
Fax: +49-228-525-229


Present Work

My position is connected with public relations (lecturing and communication of science) at the Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) in Bonn, an institute of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, and its Effelsberg Radio Observatory. A more detailed view at these activities can be found at our MPIfR outreach web pages in German or English language: They include a general description of the institute and its scientific work, and also of the 100m radio telescope of the Effelsberg observatory. In addition, I refer to the results of school practice projects within MPIfR's public outreach. From September 2008 to September 2014, I was member of the Executive Board of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG).

Research Background

My research interests comprised Galactic Plane Surveys, and star formation within our Galaxy, investigated during my diploma and PhD work at Universität Bonn and Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie.
This was extended to star formation in extragalactic systems, investigated during postdocs at Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), Sydney/Australia, and at Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik, Universität Kiel.
For two years at Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, I worked with ROSAT data in the RRA (ROSAT Results Archive), with the main impact on a statistical investigation of starburst galaxies observed in the soft X-ray range.

Last modified on Wednesday, January 20th, 2016.
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