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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

CV of Klaus Blaum: pdf, 280 KB

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 PH-IS) in Geneva, Switzerland
01.10.2004 - 30.09.2008 Project Leader (Tenure Track) of a "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 at the Max-Planck-Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany
01.04.2008 Appointment as honorary professor at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany
  Committee and Services (selections)
  Advisory Committees, Review Panels and Program Committees
April 2006 - March 2012 German representative in the ISOLDE/CERN Collaboration (ISCC)
June 2007 - Sep 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)
May 2010 - March 2020 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 - 2019 Member of the DFG Fachgutachterauschuss
2012 - 2015 Managing Director of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016 Chairman of the ISOLDE and Neutron Time-of-Flight Experiments Committee (INTC) at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
2015 - 2020 Member of the BMBF Advisory Committee "Physics of the smallest particles"
2015 - 2016 Member of the FAIR/GSI Strategy Board
Since July 2015 Member of the Editorial/Advisory Board of "Advances in Physics: X"
2016 - 2021 Member of the Science Advisory Committee of FRIB, Michigan State University
June 2016 - Dec 2019 Deputy Chairman of the FAIR/GSI Joint Scientific Council, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of GSI and Member of the Supervisory Board of GSI
2018 - 2025 Member of the Board of the German Physical Society (DPG)
Jan 2018 - Dec 2022 Member of the board of Trustees of the "Physik Journal"
2018 - March 2020 Representative chairman of the BMBF- Advisory Committee for Hadrons and Nuclei
April 2018 - March 2024 Member of the bi-national prize committee of the "Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V."
Jan 2020 - Dec 2024 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna
Jan 2020 - Dec 2025 Member of the CERN Scientific Policy Committee (SPC)
Jan 2020 - Dec 2025 Member of the Senate Committee and Grants Committee on Research Training Groups of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
July 2020 - June 2023 Vice-President of the Max Planck Society Chemistry, Physics and Technology Section
Jan 2022 - Dec 2025 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation
Jan 2024 - Dec 2026 Member of the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee
  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
2010 - 2014 Co-Spokesperson and member of the MATS Collaboration Boards
2012 - 2014 Spokesperson of the FLAIR Collaboration at FAIR (126 members from 18 countries)
  Editorial Boards
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012 Member of the Editorial Board of Physical Review C
since 2012 Member of the Advisory Board of Annalen der Physik
2013 Guest Editor of Annalen der Physik and Int. J. Mass Spectrom.
since Jan 2018 Editor of Eur. Phys. J. A
since April 2018 Supervisory Editor of Nucl. Phys. A
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 >300 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
Organisation (chair, co-chair) of many national as well as international workshops and conferences.
Editor of several scientific journals.