Markus Pössel

Markus Pössel

Managing scientist, HdA; Senior Outreach Scientist, MPIA
Director, OAE

Main areas of work

Contact person for:
  • Press enquiries
  • exhibitions and models
  • organisational matters
  • enquiries about cooperation with the HdA and about promotion/sponsoring of HdA projects

Curriculum Vitae

Studied physics at University of Hamburg (1992-2003); since 1997 at the MaxPlanck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert EinsteinInstitute) in Potsdam: PhD thesis on quantum gravity (doctorate 2003) and activities in scientific public relations, including the web portal "Einstein Online" on special and general relativity and co-curatorship of the section "World Views of Modern Physics" for the exhibition "Albert Einstein: Engineer ofthe Universe" in Berlin 2005. Hanno and Ruth Roelin Prize for Science Communication in 2007. In 2007–2008, Senior Science Advisor at the World Science Festival, New York. Managing Scientist of Haus der Astronomie since 2009, Senior Outreach Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy since 2010. National Outreach Contact of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for Germany 2013–2020. Director of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education since 2020.

Selected Publications:

Special Function:

  • MPIA Outreach Lead
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