Dr. Benjamin Knispel

Press Officer AEI Hannover
Outreach
Location Hannover
+49 511 762-19104
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Main Focus

Outreach and public relations

  • Editorial responsibility for different AEI websites
  • Press releases
  • Contact for journalists
  • Organization of institute tours, GEO600 visits, Open Days, and public lecture series
  • Giving public lectures (schools, astronomy clubs, teacher trainings,...)
  • Writing of popular science articles

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 7/2011 Dr. rer. nat., Leibniz University Hannover, “Pulsar Discoveries by Volunteer Computing and the Strongest Continuous Gravitational Wave Signal“
  • 4/2007 Diplom Physik, Leibniz University Hannover, “Energieabstrahlung durch Skalarfelder”
  • 2002–2007 Physics studies, Leibniz University Hannover
  • 2001 Abitur, Gymnasium Großburgwedel

Experiences

  • since 8/2015 Press Officer, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) Hannover
  • 2/2013-7/2015 Press Officer & Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) Hannover
  • since 5/2012 Freelance author for popular astronomy magazines
  • 3-5/2012 Internship at Sterne und Weltraum editorial offices
  • 7/2011-8/2015 Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) Hannover
  • 2007–2011 PhD student (supervisor Bruce Allen), Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) Hannover and Leibniz University Hannover
  • 2007–2014 Teaching position at the adult education center, Ada-und-Theodor-Lessing-Volkshochschule Hannover
  • since 2004 Outreach in amateur astronomy, Volkssternwarte Hannover

Special Function:

  • Alumni Relations Officer
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