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Prof. Dr. Hans Böhringer

Prof. Dr. Hans Böhringer is staff member at the MPE and Professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He got his doctoral degree at Heidelberg University in 1980 based on research work on upper atmospheric processes conducted at the Max-Planck-Institut for Nuclear Physics at Heidelberg for which he received the Otto-Hahn-Medaille awarded by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. From 1980 to 1984 as a research associate at the Max-Planck-Institut for Nuclear Physics he conducted experimental research on ion-molecule reaction kinetics, atmospheric processes, and interstellar cloud chemistry. This included a research stay at the Aeronomy Laboratory at Bolder, Colorado with 1 1/2 year Alexander v. Homboldt postdoctoral fellowship. In 1984 he joined the Max-Planck Institut fuer extraterr. Physik leading a research group for astrophysical studies on galaxy clusters and cosmology. Since 1996 he is lecturing regularly at the LMU München.

Research interests:

  • Galaxy clusters
  • Cosmology
  • Large-scale structure of the universe


Contact Address:

Prof. Dr. Hans Böhringer
Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik
P.O. Box 1312
D-85741 Garching, Germany

E-Mail: hxb @

Phone: +49-89-30000-3347
Fax: +49-89-30000-3562