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Scientific Interests 
Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Selected research highlights
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 3PN order (2004). With A. Gopakumar and R.M. Memmesheimer
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Selected research highlights
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 3PN order (2004). With A. Gopakumar and R.M. Memmesheimer
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN nonlocalintime dynamics for compact binaries (2014). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

175 
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15 
Scientific Interests 
Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 3PN order (2004). With A. Gopakumar and R.M. Memmesheimer
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Selected research highlights
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 3PN order (2004). With A. Gopakumar and R.M. Memmesheimer
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

174 
21:29 

15 
Scientific Interests 
Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 3PN order (2004). With R.M. Memmesheimer and A. Gopakumar
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 3PN order (2004). With A. Gopakumar and R.M. Memmesheimer
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

173 
21:29 

15 
Scientific Interests 
Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 3PN order (2004). With R.M. Memmesheimer and A. Gopakumar
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

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83 
Curriculum Vitae 
1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20052010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards/Honours
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

1948 born in Mühlacker, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20052010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards/Honours
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

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83 
Curriculum Vitae 
1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20052010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20052010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards/Honours
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

170 
21:29 

83 
Curriculum Vitae 
1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20052010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20052010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

169 
21:29 

83 
Curriculum Vitae 
1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20042010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20052010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will:
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity, one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will:
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will:
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity run by one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity run one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity run by one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity run one year before its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity run one year ahead of its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativity, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
school on general relativity run one year before its 100th anniversary, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativiy, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativity, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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34 
Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recently, organisation and running of school on general relativiy, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativiy, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Curriculum Vitae 
1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20042010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20042010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

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Curriculum Vitae 
1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20042010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
10/2013 retired
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20042010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation and running of school on general relativiy, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recently, organisation and running of school on general relativiy, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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34 
Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativiy with C.M. Will:
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation and running of school on general relativiy, with C.M. Will,
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativiy: https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99 With C.M. Will

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativiy with C.M. Will:
https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99

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Publications and Teaching 
most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics

most of my publications may be found in: HEP  INSPIREHEP
experimental science involvement: proposal for GW detector
impact paper: ExternalInternalDynamics Decoupling
personal account in: INSIDE VIEWS; reference "DeWitt" in: Thibault Damour and GS,
Redefinition of position variables and the reduction of higher order lagrangians,
Journ. Math. Phys. 32, 127134 (1991)
participation in the Effective OneBody Formalism: EOB
most recent publication: Conservative dynamics of twobody systems at the fourth postNewtonian approximation
of general relativity, with Thibault Damour and Piotr Jaranowski, Phys. Rev. D 93, 084014 (2016), 4PN Dynamics
recent organisation of a school on general relativiy: https://www.tpi.unijena.de/article25DPGPhysicsSchoolGeneralRelativity99 With C.M. Will

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Scientific Interests 
Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). Nonlocalintime dynamics. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

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Curriculum Vitae 
1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20042010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI, DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

1948 born in Mühlacker/Enz, Germany
1972 Diploma in Physics, University of Tübingen
1976 Dr. rer. nat. in Physics, University of Konstanz
1983 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
Academic Positions/Titles
19771986 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, University of Konstanz (Heinz Dehnen)
19842000 Privatdozent for Theoretical Physics, University of Konstanz
19861991 Heisenberg fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG, Bonn)
 198688 Observatoire de ParisMeudon (Brandon Carter)
 198891 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics (Jürgen Ehlers)
19911992 MaxPlanck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
19921996 MaxPlanck Working Group "Gravitational Theory'' at the FSU Jena
19972000 Debuty Professorships in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
1999 außerplanmäßiger Professor, FSU Jena
20002013 Hochschuldozentur for Relativistic Astrophysics, FSU Jena
Professional Activities
19901994 Chairman, Fachverband "Gravitation und Relativitätstheorie'' (DPG, Bad Honnef)
1994 Topical Team V "Fundamental Physics'', European Space Agency (ESA, Paris)
19972000 Fundamental Physics Advisory Group (ESA, Paris)
19992011 Review Panel "Extraterrestrik'', Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR, Bonn)
20002002 Astronomy Working Group (ESA, Paris)
20002003 Local Coord., EUNetwork "Theor. Found. of Sources for Gravitational Wave Astronomy'', lead AEI Potsdam
20032013 Deputy Speaker, DFGSFB/Transregio 7 "Gravitational Wave Astronomy", lead FSU Jena
20032013 Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, FSU Jena
20042010 Senat der FriedrichSchillerUniversität Jena (FSU Jena)
20052018 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Council, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef)
20052018 Kuratorium Physikzentrum Bad Honnef (DPG, Bad Honnef), ex officio
20092013 PI in DFGResearch Training Group (GRK 1523/1) "Quantum and Gravitational Fields", FSU Jena
20112013 Dean of Student Affairs, Department of Physics and Astronomy, FSU Jena
20162018 Editorial Board, Physical Review D (APS)
Awards
1986 Heisenberg fellowship (DFG)
2013 Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (APS)
2016 Ehrennadel der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG)
Memberships
1979 German Physical Society (DPG)
1991 International Astronomical Union (IAU)
1992 German Astronomical Society (AG)
1997 European Physical Society (EPS)
20162018 American Physical Society (APS), ex officio

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Scientific Interests 
Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski

Gravitational physics
Quantum field theory
Highlights of my research (selection)
New expression for the gravitational quadrupole radiationreaction force (1982). Useful for numerical relativity
Clarification of the use of equations of motion in perturbative Lagrangians (1984). Indispensable tool in higher order postNewtonian (PN) calculations
Completion of the 2PN binary dynamics (1985) and first correct periastron advance calculation at 2PN including spinorbit coupling (1988). With T. Damour
New tests of the strong equivalence principle using binary pulsars (1991). With T. Damour
Orbital period change for compact binaries through 1.5PN order including tail contributions from back scattering (1993). With L. Blanchet
Analytic solution of the binary orbital motion through 2PN order (1993). With N. Wex
Last stable circular orbit at 3PN and effective onebody formalism (2000). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
First complete derivation of the 3PN dynamics for compact binaries (2001). Breakthrough by dimensional regularisation. With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Closedform analytic gravitational nbody relativistic Hamiltonian linear in the Newtonian gravitational constant (2008). With J. Bicak and T. Ledwinka.
Nexttoleading order spinorbit Hamiltonian for comapct binaries (2008). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
Nexttoleading order spinspin Hamiltonian and spinsquared Hamiltonian for binary black holes (2008). With S. Hergt and J. Steinhoff
Hamiltonian general structure of selfgravitating nbody systems linear in the single spins (2009). With J. Steinhoff
First complete derivation of the 4PN dynamics for compact binaries (2014). With T. Damour and P. Jaranowski
