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Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum

Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum
Name Prof. Dr. Klaus Blaum
Phone +49 6221 516-851
Fax +49 6221 516-852
Address Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Saupfercheckweg 1
Gentner lab, room 132
D 69117 Heidelberg

Curriculum Vitae

Birthday 27.12.1971
Birthplace Sobernheim, now Bad Sobernheim
Abitur 27.05.1991 at the Göttenbach-Gymnasium Idar-Oberstein
Military service 01.07.1991 - 30.06.1992
Family married, two children
  University study and PhD
01.10.1992 - 09.10.1997 Physics study, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
23.08.1994 Physics PreDiploma - magna cum laude -
Oct. 1996 - Oct. 1997 Diploma thesis in experimental physics (Prof. Dr. E.W. Otten):
"Optimization of a quadrupole mass spectrometer for isotopic selective ultratrace determination"
09.10.1997 Physics Diploma - summa cum laude -
01.11.1997 - 30.11.2000 Research Assistant, Institute of Physics, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Dec. 1997 - Nov. 2000 Dissertation in experimental physics (Prof. Dr. E.W. Otten):
"Resonance laser ionization mass spectrometry on gadolinium for ultra-trace isotope ratio determinations"
20.11.2000 Doctor rerum naturalium in Physics - summa cum laude -
  PostDoc and habilitation
01.12.2000 - 30.09.2004 Project Leader "Mass spectrometry of exotic nuclides with ISOLTRAP" at ISOLDE/CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
01.12.2000 - 30.09.2002 Postdoctoral Research Associate from GSI Darmstadt (Prof. H.-J. Kluge) at CERN (Geneva); ISOLTRAP/ISOLDE
01.10.2002 - 30.09.2004 Research Associate (Fellow) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN (Division EP-IS) in Geneva, Switzerland
01.10.2004 - 31.07.2008 Project Leader of the "Helmholtz Research Group for Young Investigators" on "Experiments with Stored and Cooled Ions" at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
22.02.2006 Habilitation in experimental physics at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (Mentors Prof. Dr. I. Bloch and Prof. Dr. H. Backe)
01.10.2007 Appointment as director and scientific member at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany
01.04.2008 Appointment as honorary professor (W3) at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany
  Committee and Services
  Advisory Committees, Review Panels and Program Committees
April 2006 - March 2012 German representative in the ISOLDE/CERN Collaboration (ISCC)
June 2007 - Sept. 2008 Member of the Gutenberg-Excellence-Forschungskolleg (GFK), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
July 2007 - June 2010 Physics Advisory Committee Member of IGISOL, Jyväskylä, FIN
April 2008 - March 2014 Member of the Scientific Council of the ExtreMe Matter Institute, EMMI, GSI Darmstadt
since Oct. 2008 Member of the Standing group for the upgrade of ISOLDE
April 2009 - March 2012 Chairman of the Mass Spectrometry Association within the German Physical Society
April 2009 - March 2012 Member of the Executive Board of the German Society for Mass Spectrometry (DGMS)
Since 2009 Member of the International Advisory Committee of the international conferences: Trapped Charged Particles 2010, EURORIBS 2010, European Conference on Trapped Iones (ECTI) 2010, Advances in Radioactive Isotope Science (ARIS) 2011
May 2010 Representative of the section Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Probes within the Committee for Hadrons and Nuclides, an advisory board of the BMBF (Ministry of Education and Research)
2012 - 2014 Representative chairman of the BMBF- Advisory Committee for Hadrons and Nuclei
2012 - 2015 DFG-reviewer
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2015 Chairman of the ISOLDE and Neutron Time-of-Flight Experiments Committee (INTC) at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  Appointment and Search Committees
August 2008 Member of the Appointment Committee for a director, Institute for Plasma Physics, Greifswald
October 2009 Member of the Appointment Committee successor of Prof. D. Rudolph, Institute for Nuclear Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
  Editorial Boards
Jan. 2010 - Dec.2012 Member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review C
  International Collaborations
2002 - 2010 Spokesperson and member of the MATS Collaboration Boards at FAIR (80 members from 12 countries)
Since 2006 Spokesperson of the COLLAPS Collaboration at ISOLDE/CERN (21 members from 4 countries)
Since 2008 Spokesperson of the ISOLTRAP Collaboration at ISOLDE/CERN (28 members from 5 countries)
since Dec. 2009 Member of the ILIMA Collaboration Board
since 2010 Co-Spokesperson and member of the MATS Collaboration Boards
Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2015 Chairman of the Isolde and Neutron time-of-flight Experiments Committee
Journals (selection) Nature, Science, Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A & C, European Physical Journal A & D, Journal of Physics B & G, Physics Letters B, Nuclear Physics A, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A & B
Studienstiftung des Deutsches Volkes
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
The Israel Science Foundation
Science and Technology Facilities Council UK
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering of the Academy of Finland
Aug. - Sep. 1999
Oct. - Nov. 2000
Visiting research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA
Talks since 2002 ~150 invited talks for seminars, colloquia, and international conferences
Memberships Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Massenspektrometrie, European Physical Society, American Physical Society
9 Oct. 2009 Patent No. 08716002.4 2208 PCT/EP2008001454
"Feldemissionsquelle für Elektronen als Feldemissionskathode" (Field emission source for electrons as field emission cathode)
3 Dec. 2009 Invention report: Power supply
Utility patent no. 202008009497.6