Address

Prof. Bernard Schutz

Am Mühlenberg 1

14476 Potsdam-Golm

Prof. Bernard Schutz

23659

Prof. Bernard Schutz

Position:

Director emeritus

Phone:

  • +49 331 567-7218

Fax:

  • +49 331 567-7298

Room:

1.18

Main Focus

Bernard Schutz is one of the founding directors of the MPI for Gravitational Physics. As director of the Astrophysical Relativity department from 1994 until his retirement in 2014 he played a major role in building up the Institute. Bernard Schutz has developed important principles for the observation of the universe with gravitational waves and plays a leading role in the development of both earth-based and space-based gravitational wave observatories. He pioneered the use of supercomputers to solve Einstein's field equations and study black holes. He founded the world-leading open-access journal family Living Reviews and has become well known for his contributions to physics education and outreach.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1972

PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology

1967-1971 Graduate student in Physics at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
1967 B.S. in Physics, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
1964-1967 Undergraduate student in Physics at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA (at that time called Clarkson College of Technology)

Academic Appointments

2014-Present Director Emeritus at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
(Albert Einstein Institute)
Director of the Data Innovation Institute, Cardiff

1995-2014 Director at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
(Albert Einstein Institute), Head of the division Astrophysical Relativity
1985-Present Professor, Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Wales, UK
(until 1995 full-time, since then part-time).
1974-1985 Lecturer and Reader in Applied Mathematics and Astronomy,
Cardiff University, Wales, UK (at that time called University College,
Cardiff)

Honors and Awards

2013

Fellow, International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation

2011

Member, Learned Society of Wales

2011

Honorary D.Sc., University of Glasgow

2009

Honorary Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society

2006

Member, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina

2006

Amaldi Gold Medal of the Italian Society for Gravitation (SIGRAV)

2005

Member, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Uppsala


Fellow, Institute of Physics (UK)

Fellow, American Physical Society

Professional Societies

Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
Member, Learned Society of Wales (2011)
Fellow, International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (2013)
Member, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft
Member, International Astronomical Union
Member, COSPAR (Fundamental Physics section)
Member, Society of Sigma Xi
Member, International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation

Current Academic Activities and Responsibilities

2011- Member, Science Working Team, European LISA project (eLISA)
2011- Member, Editorial Board, Physical Review X
2004- Member, Executive Committee, LIGO Scientific Collaboration
2003- Member, Gravitational Wave International Committee
2002- Honorary Professor of Physics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
1998- Honorary Professor of Physics, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
1998- Founder and Editor in Chief: Living Reviews in Relativity (MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany).

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Location Potsdam-Golm
 
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