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A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
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As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
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A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
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Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
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Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
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Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:21-04-2013
     Last Modified:12-05-2013 (01:04)
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     Current job:Postdoc
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsData analysis and reduction, monitoring, calibration for scientific space instruments (optical or gamma ray telescopes)
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    Curriculum Vitae

     

    Summary:

     

    Postdoctoral researcher in satellite Earth observation and high energy astrophysics and particle physics with great experinece in data analysis and monitoring/calibration looking to contribute to scientific missions, preferably in astrophysics or fundamental physics.

     

    Education:

    01/2009 – 05/2010: FernUniversität Hagen, Master program in Environmental Science (further education)

    02/2001 – 07/2004:University of Hamburg, Ph.D. student

    10/1995 – 01/2001:Humboldt University Berlin (HU), major: Physics, graduated with a “Diplom”

    Employments:

    since 11/2007:          Postdoc at University of Bremen, Institute of Environmental Physics

    02/2006 – 11/2007:Postdoc at Brookhaven National Laboratory for the Phenix experiment

    09/2004 – 12/2005:Postdoc at the MPI für Physik for the MAGIC and EUSO experiments

    02/2001 – 08/2004:Ph.D. student at the HERMES experiment at DESY, Hamburg, as a member of the HERMES group at DESY Zeuthen

    02/1998 – 06/2000:Editor of ‘Impulse der Physik’, the yearly journal of the ‘Freunde und Förderer der Physik’ society at the HU         

    10/1999 – 09/2000:Student employee at the HU, teaching assistant for undergraduate physics course

    03/1998 – 09/1999:Student employee at the HU, edited the textbook ‘Grundkurs Theoretische Physik’ by Prof. W. Nolting

    02/1997 – 04/1997:Technical Assistant at DATASEC in Strausberg, Brandenburg

    07/1991 – 03/1992, 01/1994 – 09/1995:   jobs in the service industry in Berlin

     

    General Professional Experience and Skills

     

    • Team work in international collaborations and specialized international working groups and projects
    • Profound quantitative, systematic data analysis and data reduction using self written software and software analysis programs (C/C++ and statistical analysis with ROOT/PAW)
    • Handling of large data sets, cluster/grid computing
    • Instrument (re-) calibration analysis and data quality monitoring: development of software tools and algorithms, understanding hardware/instrumental issues
    • Basic hardware experience, operation of high energy physics experiments and astrophysical telescopes
    • Contribution to the general work of experimental physics collaborations
    • Participation in data taking shifts and telescope operations
    • Model simulations, development and testing
    • Summarize results in internal reports, theses and refereed journal papers
    • Presentation of results in talks at international conferences

     

    Academic Teaching

     

    • Supervision of a DESY-summer student
    • Teaching Assistant in the basic experimental and theoretical physics course for undergraduates.

     

     

    Organizational Experience

     

    • Organization and coordination of the bi-weekly SCIAMACHY Limb working group meeting at IUP Bremen.
    • Deliverable coordinator for the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the SPIN (SPARC Initiative) project.
    • Organization of the group seminar of the MAGIC group at MPI Munich.
    • Tour guide for DESY exhibitions
    • From 1996 to 2000 student representative in various academic self   administration committees of the Humboldt university
    • Participated in the preparation and realization of the first ‘German Female Physicists Conference’ in Berlin, November 1997

     

    Languages

     

    • German: native tongue
    • English: fluent
    • Russian: basic
    • Spanish: basic

     

    Programming skills

    • C++, C: good
    • Unix/Linux/MacOS: good
    • FORTRAN: basic
    • Unix/Linux bash script: basic
    • Analysis software: ROOT, PAW

     

    Current and past positions/projects

     

    Postdoc at University of Bremen

     

    • Projects:
    • SCIAMACHY Operations Support Team (SOST), testing and optimization of the radiometric calibration, in particular the polarization correction, of SCIAMACHY (on ENVISAT) data. Inflight recalibration of SCIAMACHY’s polarization sensitivities.
    • Participation in a conceptual study for a geostationary scanning spectrometer (UVN on Sentinel 4).
    • Analysis of SCIAMACHY polarization data (limb mode) with the prospect of retrieval of stratospheric aerosol profiles
    • Comparison of SCIAMACHY limb radiances and polarization with a radiative transfer model (SCIATRAN), testing and intercomparison of the model

     

     

    Research Associate at RIKEN-BNL Research Center

     

    • Projects:
    • PHENIX Experiment at RHIC (Brookhaven National Laboratory), focusing on its spin program, i.e., the investigation of the nucleon spin structure via high energy proton-proton collisions.
    • Data analysis and systematic studies on false asymmetries and single electron asymmetries.
    • Work of general interest for the PHENIX collaboration:
    • Offline data quality assurance.
    • Participation in the construction of a silicon vertex detector for the PHENIX experiment (quality assurance tests).
    • Software documentation.
    • Member of Paper Preparation Working Group

    Postdoc at MPI für Physik

    • Projects:
    • MAGIC collaboration (Very high energy gamma ray Cherenkov imaging telescope on La Palma)
    • Conceptual design study of atmospheric monitoring devices for the MAGIC and EUSO experiments, including a multi-wavelength Lidar for MAGIC and an Infrared Camera for EUSO.
    • Implementation of an IR radiometer to the MAGIC telescope for cloud monitoring, together with an engineer and a student.
    • Data analysis and systematic studies.
    • Work of general interest for the MAGIC collaboration:
    • Development of programs for the on- and offline data quality monitoring for MAGIC
    • Tests of calibration software

     

     

    Master and Ph.D. thesis at DESY

     

    • HERMES experiment at HERA
    • Thesis on measurement of the gluon polarization in the nucleon using high-pT hadrons
    • Extensive Monte Carlo Model studies and parameter tuning, the extension of the model to include QED radiative effects
    • Work of general interest for the HERMES collaboration:
    • Maintenance and optimization of software for the RICH (Ring Imaging Cherenkov) detector
    • Extension of Monte Carlo model
    • Studies of data quality and particle identification algorithms

     

     


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