Luciano Rezzolla is internationally recognised as a leading figure in relativistic astrophysics, combining the mathematical rigour of general relativity with the interpretation of high-energy phenomena from astrophysical compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars. In 2013 he has co-authored a book on “Relativistic Hydrodynamics” published by Oxford University Press that is normally recognised as the standard reference on this topic. Together with coPIs Falcke and Kramer, he has been awarded in 2014 an ERC Synergy Grant (BlackHoleCam) for the theoretical study of supermassive black holes that has lead to the first image of a supermassive black hole in the giant galaxy M87. In 2020 he was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant (Jetset) to study the launching and propagation of relativistic jets. He has recently started an activity in science outreach with a publication of a book on gravity (The irresistible attraction of gravity) published in several languages. He has published more than 220 papers on various refereed journals and has received several prizes and international recognitions.
Prof. Dr. Luciano Rezzolla
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Goethe University Frankfurt
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel/Fax: +49 (0)69798-47871/47879
Norbert Pietralla is a nuclear spectroscopist and accelerator scientist. He studied physics at the University of Cologne, had been a postdoc at Yale University, and professor for nuclear physics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and at the University of Cologne. Since 2006 he is Full Professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and Director of its Institute for Nuclear Physics. He is well-known for his research on isovector vibrational valence-shell excitations of heavy nuclei, on photonuclear reactions, on nuclear shape phase transitions, and for the establishment of the first Energy-Recovery LINAC in Germany. He has co-discovered the competitive double-Ɣ decay as a new radioactive decay mode of atomic nuclei. NP has published more than 500 scientific articles. His research has been cited more than 8,000 times by more than 3,300 scientific articles. He has supervised the completion of 48 doctoral theses by now. Some of his former PhD students are already professors and academic leaders, themselves. NP’s support for the establishment of international cooperation in science, in particular with south-east European countries, has been recognized by his honorary doctorates of the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (Romania) and by the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia (Bulgaria). NP is married and has two daughters.
Tetyana Galatyuk is internationally recognized as an expert in studying microscopic properties of QCD matter at high densities with heavy-ion collisions, study of electromagnetic structure of baryons with hadron beams, phenomenology of HIC and instrumentation. She is Group Leader “QCD Matter Research” in the department HADES at GSI and Professor of Experimental hadron- and nuclear physics at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Darmstadt. In 2012 she was awarded a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group “Exploring Quark Matter with Virtual Photons”. She is member of HADES, CBM and STAR Collaborations. She is the recipient of the 2013 Röntgen-Preis, of the 2009 Preis der Freunde und Förderer der Universität Frankfurt. She is Speaker of the Topic Cosmic Matter in the Laboratory within Helmholtz Program „Matter and the Universe“, Member of the DFG Review Board FK-309-01 „Kern- und Elementarteilchenphysik, Quantenmechanik, Relativitätstheorie, Felder“ and member of various editorial boards and committees. She has published more than 80 papers (1 Nature Physics, 8 Phys.Rev.Lett., 14 Phys. Lett. B, 29 Phys. Rev., 22 Eur.Phys.J. A). The complete list can be found on the https://inspirehep.net.
Dirk H. Rischke is internationally recognised as a leading figure in the physics of strong-interaction matter under extreme conditions. He currently works on the microscopic foundations of relativistic fluid dynamics and on the functional renormalisation group approach to describe thermodynamic as well as transport properties of hot and dense strong-interaction matter. In the past, he has studied exotic color-superconducting phases in strong-interaction matter, which may be relevant to neutron stars, as well as properties of hadrons in vacuum and in hot and dense strong-interaction matter, with the aim to identify signatures for chiral symmetry restoration in such matter. Together with Gabriel Denicol, he has co-authored a monograph on “Microscopic Foundations of Relativistic Fluid Dynamics”, published as Springer Lecture Notes in Physics. From 2017 to 2021, he was spokesperson of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center TransRegio 211 “Strong-interaction Matter under Extreme Conditions”. His more than 200 publications have been cited more than 12.000 times.