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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:01:37 +0000
Satellite fleet operator SES, the industry partner whose support Intelsat and Intel need the most for their proposal to open C-band the U.S. has designated for satellites to 5G wireless networks hungry for more spectrum, is willing to go along with the plan, but with one major caveat: not the whole band. SpaceNews.com
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The follow-on system has been discussed as an opportunity to exploit commercial space industry advances and design a lower cost system, possibly with a larger number of satellites that could more easily replaced if attacked. SpaceNews.com
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The president of SpaceX said she expects the company would receive additional funding from the U.S. government to support the development of its large reusable launch system. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:51:09 +0000
An agreement announced Nov. 15 brings together a space company looking to grow its capabilities with a government seeking to expand its presence in the space industry. SpaceNews.com
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As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s closes its window Nov. 15 for comments on how to better allocate mid-band spectrum, Intelsat says its proposal to clear customers from portions of the satellite industry’s prized C-band in certain parts of the United States has been misconstrued by its detractors. SpaceNews.com
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    Personal information
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:09-06-2016
     Last Modified:09-05-2017 (11:16)
    Job information
     Current job:University Assistant (Postdoc)
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsProject Management, Communication, Modeling, Data Analysis
    CV

    Education

    Feb 2011 PhD in Astronomy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
                            Thesis entitled: Simulating Populations of Rotationally-Mixed Massive Stars
    Apr 2006 Master of Physics (Diplom), University of Hamburg, Germany
    Thesis entitled: An Extragalactic Deep Field Observation with INTEGRAL/IBIS
    2004, 2005 ERASMUS student, University Geneva, Switzerland
    2000–2006 Studies of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hamburg, Germany
    Jun 2000 High-school graduation (Abitur), Hamburg, Germany

    Professional history

    Feb 2016–Dec 2016 Maternity leave
    Mar 2015–May 2015 Part time lecturer at the University of Vienna
    Mar 2014–May 2015 Maternity leave
    Jan 2011–present University assistant/postdoc at the University of Vienna, Austria.
    2006–2010 PhD researcher at the University Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Jul, Aug 2006 Trainee at EADS-Astrium, Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany
    2004, 2005 Master student at INTEGRAL Science Data Centre, Versoix, Switzerland
    2000–2003 Student assistant at the Hamburg Observatory, Germany
    2003–2004 Student consultant to European Space Agency (GAIA Mission)
    2001, 2002 Summerstudent Max-Plank-Institute for extraterrestrial physics, Munich, Germany

    Main areas of research, summary of professional achievements

    ► Extensive experience in numerical modeling of the evolution of massive stars and the effects of rotation on them (Utrecht/Bonn stellar evolution code)
    ► Created a grid of evolutionary massive star models, which are highly cited (> 236 citations)
    ► Wrote a population synthesis code to investigate the dependence of measured abundances on observed rotational velocities distributions and observational selection effects
    ► Extensive experience in numerical modeling of cool star atmospheres (PHOENIX 1D/3D) which is extensively used by the community (>157 citations)
    ► Strong experience in the usage of parallel applications on different supercomputer architectures
    ► Extensive experience in analyzing and image processing of high energy astrophysics data, e.g. of the INTEGRAL satellite

    ► Fortran90, Perl, HTML, LaTeX, gnuplot, XSpec, Microsoft Windows and Office packages
    ► Very good user knowledge of different UNIX-Systems (Linux, Unix, FreeBSD, MacOS)

    ►Scientific publications:

      • 29 articles published in refereed journal with a total of 1208 citations
      • 21 articles published in non-refereed journals and conference proceedings with 292 citations – regular presentation of talks and posters on international conferences
      • 5 invited talks in colloquiums of various international institutes and public talks
    ► Language skills: German (native), English (fluent), Dutch (conversation level)

    Administrative experience

    2014 External expert to the OPTICON trans-national access program (www.astro-opticon.org)
    2013 Member of the expert panel to the Observation Program Committee (OPC) during observing period 92 and 93 for the European Southern Observatory (ESO). A third period had to be declined due to collision of the TAC meeting with her daughters birth.
    2012, 2013 Co-representative of the Department of Astrophysics (Vienna) on the faculty teaching board
    2011–present Referee for the Astrophysical Journal (ApJ), Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A) and Monthly Notices (MNRAS).

    Public outreach

    Since 2013–today Initiator (Paula Teixeira and Ines Brott Furrer) and organizer of the public lecture series ’Nachts auf der Sternwarte’ at the Vienna University Observatory

    Teaching experiences

    • University of Vienna

    2011, 2013, 2015 Lecturer of master course in ’Stars & Planets’, I. Brott, M. Güdel
    2011, 2013, 2015 Lecturer of exercise class to ’Stars & Planets’, I. Brott, M. Güdel
    2012 Lecturer of exercise class to ’Introduction to Astronomy II’, G. Hensler, M.Güdel, I. Brott
    2011–2013, 2015 Lecturer and Organizer of Bachelor Seminar, I. Brott, T. Posch

    • Utrecht University

    2009, 2010 co-supervised 2nd and 3rd year projects at the University of Amsterdam.
    2009 Teaching assistant to master course ’Stellar Atmospheres’, A. de Koter
    2008 Teaching assistant to master course ’Transient Sources’, N. Langer and J. t’Zand
    2007 Teaching assistant to master course ’Large Scale Structures’, J. Vink


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