Prof. Bernard Schutz FRS

Ehemaliger Direktor
Standort Potsdam

Forschungsinteressen

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.

Vita

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

Since 2016
Adjunct Professor of Physics at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
2015-2017
Director, Data Innovation Research Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
Since 2014
Member, Gravity Exploration Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
2014-2020 Director Emeritus at Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
(Albert Einstein Institute)
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

2021
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
2020
APS 2020 Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science (shared with B. Allen)
2019
Elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences
2019
Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
2017
Group Achievement Award of the Royal Astronomical Society (shared with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
2017
Bruno Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society (shared with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
2017
Princess of Asturias Award (shared with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
2016
Special Breakthrough Prize (shared with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
2016
Gruber Prize (shared with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration)
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

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

Scientific Activities and Functions

2012-2018 Member, LISA Consortium management committee
2014-2020 Member, Research Data Alliance (RDA) and co-chair of the Interest Group in Reproducibility
2014-2016 Member, Gravitational Observatory Assessment Team, European Space Agency
2012-2016 Member, Science Working Team, European LISA project (eLISA)
2012-2014 Member, Program Advisory Board, KAGRA (Japanese gravitational-wave interferometer project)
2011-2017 Member, Editorial Board, Physical Review X
2004-2019 Member, Executive Committee, LIGO Scientific Collaboration
2004-2008
Chairman, Fundamental Physics Advisory Group and member, Space Science Advisory Committee, European Space Agency
Since 2003 Member, Gravitational Wave International Committee, associated to IUPAC
2003-2012
Member, LISA International Science Team, representing European Space Agency
2002- Honorary Professor of Physics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
1998- Honorary Professor of Physics, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
1998-2017 Founder and Editor in Chief: Living Reviews in Relativity (MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany).
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