about


Prof. Dr. Hans-Thomas Janka

1980-1986 Study of General Physics at the Technical University Munich (TUM)
1987 Physics Diploma at the TUM
1991 PhD in Physics (Dr. rer. nat.) from the TUM
1991-1994 Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) in Garching
1994-1995 Otto Hahn Fellowship; Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and at the Enrico Fermi Institute (Truran, Turner)
since 1995 Scientific Staff Researcher at the MPA
2002 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics at the TUM (``Privatdozent'')
since 2009 Research Group Leader at the MPA
2016 Appointment as Adjunct Professor at the TUM
2000-2006 Project Leader in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 375 on "Astro Particle Physics"
2003-2014 Project Leader in the DFG-funded Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 7 on "Gravitational Wave Astronomy"
2006-2012 Deputy Project Leader in the Cluster of Excellence EXC 153 for Fundamental Physics: "Origin and Structure of the Universe"
2007-2011 Project Leader in the DFG-funded Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 27 on "Neutrinos and Beyond"
since 2017 Project Leader in the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre 1258 on "Neutrinos and Dark Matter"


Research Fields: Supernova Theory, Gamma-Ray Bursts, Neutrino Astrophysics, Neutron Stars, Numerical Astrophysics (Hydrodynamics, Radiative Transfer)
Teaching
(at the TU München):
Astro-Particle Physics, Theoretical Astrophysics, Physics of Neutron Stars, Radiation and Neutrino Transport
Additonal Responsibility (since 1998): Public outreach responsibilities at MPA
since 2003: Member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics" (JCAP)
since 2013: Member of the Advisory Board of the popular astronomy magazine "Sterne und Weltraum" (SuW)


Awards:

1980-1985   Bavarian University Scholarship Award (Bayerische Begabtenförderung)
1991 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society
1993 Heinz Billing Prize for Scientific Computing (with E. Müller und M. Ruffert)
2002 Golden Chalk for best special lecture course in physics at the TUM (with F. von Feilitzsch)
2004 ORNL Awards Night Finalist for Excellence in Science and Technology
2011 Hanno and Ruth Roelin Prize for Scientific Publishing (for the book "Supernovae und kosmische Gammablitze")
2013 Max Planck Award - Hidden Treasures? 2. Prize (with F. Hanke, B. Müller (MPA) and E. Erastova, A. Marek, M. Rampp (RZG))
2013 Golden Chalk for best special lecture course in theoretical physics at the TUM ("Exploding Stars" in WS 2012/13)
2013 ERC Advanced Grant for research project "Modeling Stellar Collapse and Explosion: Evolving Progenitor Stars to Supernova Remnants"
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