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Günther Hasinger


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Günther Hasinger  

Astronomer and IfA Director

PhD, Ludwig Maximilian University, 1984
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  • Compact Objects
  • X-ray Background and Cosmology
  • Management Expertise: Instrumentation and Telescopes



Prof. Luigi Tartufari International Prize, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Rome, 2012
Wilhelm Foerster Prize for public dissemination of science, 2011
Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) Award for outstanding contributions to space science, 2010
Science Book of the Year Award (Fate of the Universe), 2008
Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation, 2005


Brief Biography

Selected Publications

Luminosity-Dependent Evolution of Soft X-ray Selected AGN. New Chandra and XMM-Newton Surveys
G. Hasinger, T. Miyaji, & M. Schmidt
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 441, 417-434 (2005)

Deep Extragalactic X-Ray Surveys
W. N. Brandt & G. Hasinger
Annual Review of Astronomy & Astrophysics, 43, 827-859 (2005)

XMM-Newton Observation of the Lockman Hole. I. The X-ray Data
G. Hasinger, B. Altieri, M. Arnaud, X. Barcons, J. Bergeron, H. Brunner, M. Dadina, K. Dennerl, P. Ferrando, A. Finoguenov, R. E. Griffiths, Y. Hashimoto, F. A. Jansen, D. H. Lumb, K. O. Mason, S. Mateos, R. G. McMahon, T. Miyaji, F. Paerels, M. J. Page, A. F. Ptak, T. P. Sasseen, N. Schartel, G. P. Szokoly, J. Trümper, M. Turner, R. S. Warwick, & M. G. Watson
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 365, L45-L50 (2001)

Testing Current Synthesis Models of the X-ray Background
R. Gilli, M. Salvati, & G. Hasinger
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 366, 407-417 (2001)

The ROSAT Deep Survey. I. X-ray Sources in the Lockman Field
G. Hasinger, R. Burg, R. Giacconi, M. Schmidt, J. Trumper, & G. Zamorani
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 329, 482-494 (1998)