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Grün, Eberhard

Mr. Prof. Dr. emerit.
Eberhard  Grün
Senior scientist

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Phone +49 6221 516 478
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MPI für Kernphysik
Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg

  • Laboratory study of impact processes
  • Development of space instrumentation for detection and analysis of extraterrestrial particulates
  • Analysis of data from space borne experiments
  • Analysis of imaging data
  • Astronomical observations of comets
  • Study of cometary phenomena, properties, and processes
  • Study of dynamics and chemistry of meteoroids
  • Investigation of ring dynamics
  • Dust-plasma interactions
  • Studies of interstellar dust
  • Dust astronomy
Curriculum vitae:
  • Study of physics Heidelberg Univ., doctorate (1970), habilitation (1981)
  • Research Assistant at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg (1970-1974)
  • Visiting Researcher at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Ames Research Center (1971-1972)
  • Senior Scientist at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg (1974-2007)
  • Senior Research Associate of the NRC at JPL and Visiting Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston (1981-1982)
  • Außerplanmäßiger Professor at the University of Heidelberg for Physics and Planetary Sciences (since 1989)
  • Researcher at Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (2000-2007)
  • Emeritus at Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (since 2007)
  • Research Associate at LASP, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (since 2007)
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Scientific awards / honours

  • Several NASA and ESA Awards (since 1976)
  • Asteroid 1981 EY20 named (4240) Grün, click here (1996)
  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2000)
  • Foreign Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society (2001)
  • Kuiper Price of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society (2002)
  • David Bates Medal of the European Geophysical Society (2003)
  • Visiting Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Sep.-Oct. (2004)
  • Space Science Award, COSPAR (2006)
  • Gold Medal (G) of the Royal Astronomical Society (2011), see also: news section