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Dr. Jan-Uwe Ness

European Space Agency (ESA)
European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Camino Bajo del Castillo s/n
Urb. Villafranca del Castillo
28692 Villanueva de la Cañada, MADRID

Phone: +34-918131-436
e-mail :
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ORCID: 0000-0003-0440-7193

Career, milestones

  1. Current Position at European Space Agence (ESA) since December 2008.
    Science Operations for the Astrophysics missions XMM-Newton and INTEGRAL.
  2. 2008: Awarded of a Ramon y Cajal Fellowship for research in Physics and Astronomy in Spain.
    Out of over 200 applications, I have ranked 9th, but have chosen the current ESA position.
  3. January 2006 - November 2008: Chandra Fellowship at Arizona State University with Prof. Sumner Starrfield.
  4. August 2004 - December 2005: Post-doc position at the University of Oxford, worked with Prof. Dame Carole Jordan on X-ray and UV spectroscopy of Stellar Coronae.
  5. 1999-2002: PhD degree on High-Resolution X-ray Spectroscopy of Stellar Coronae at Hamburger Sternwarte, the observatory of the University of Hamburg, Germany. Supervised by Prof. Jürgen H.M.M. Schmitt.
  6. 1998/99: Diploma Thesis on computer simulations of interacting Galaxies at University of Kiel, Germany, supervised by Prof. Gerhard Hensler.

Curriculum Vitae:

Research Interests in a nutshell


Cora line fitting programme


All Publications
Past year (Pre-print Server astro-ph)
All publications (external link: ADS)
All publications found by GoogleScholar, sorted by number of found citations.

Personal Information:

  1. Organ Recordings
  2. My mechanical Organ
  3. Movies of cactus flowers
  4. Movies of Sun/Moon Sets plus eclipses
  5. Personal Photo Gallery through Time
  6. My House
  7. Pictures of Berlin Wall 1989/1990
  8. Astro Photos
...and my Camaro in Arizona:

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