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Ph.D. Karsten DANZMANN Professor and Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover

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1974 Pre-Diploma in Physics, Technical University Clausthal-Zellerfeld 1977 Diploma in Physics, University of Hannover 1978-1982 Staff Scientist, University of Hannover 1980 Ph.D., University of Hannover, Germany 1982-1983 Visiting Scientist (DFG fellowship), Stanford University 1983-1986 Staff Scientist, PTB Berlin 1986-1989 Act. Ass. Professor of Physics, Stanford University 1990-1993 Project Leader Gravitational Waves, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching since 1993 Professor, Leibniz Universität Hannover; Director of Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Hannover since 1993 Principal Investigator, ground-based laser interferometric gravitational wave detector GEO600 1993-2001 Head, Remote Branch Hannover, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Hannover 1993-2001 Speaker, LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Study Team 1993-1998 Member, Fundamental Physics Advisory Group, ESA European Space Agency; Hannover 1997-2010 Member, Programmausschuss Extraterrestrische Grundlagenforschung des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) 1997-2009 Deputy Speaker, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center) 2001-2009 Deputy Speaker, European Graduate College GRK665 2001-2011 ESA Mission Scientist for LISA Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Study Team, LIST Co-Chair since 2002 Director, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Hannover since 2002 Deputy Speaker, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center) 2004-2005 Dean, University of Hannover, Germany since 2004 Co-Principal Investigator, ESA Space Mission LISA Pathfinder since 2006 Deputy Speaker, QUEST Cluster of Excellence since 2006 Speaker, International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) on Gravitational Wave Astronomy since 2009 Speaker, HALOSTAR Graduate College since 2011 Consortium Lead, eLISA Space Mission Proposal since 2013 Co-Proposer and Board Member, GRACE Follow-On Space Mission since 2014 Deputy Speaker, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich (Collaborative Research Center)

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