Short Biography

  • 1982-1988 Student of Physics and Mathematics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany,
  • 1988 Diploma in Physics
  • 1992 PhD in theoretical Physics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • 1993-1994 Research Fellow at the Kellogg Radiation Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology, USA
  • 1999 Privat-Dozent (Habilitation in Physics), University of Basel
  • 2001-2005 Project Manager at nagra
  • 2006-2011 Research Associate at the Laboratory for Reactor Physics and Systems Behaviour at the Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
  • 2012-2014 Station Nuclear Engineer at the Axpo NPP Beznau, Switzerland
  • Since 2015 Head of the section Reactor at the Axpo NPP Beznau, Switzerland

Research Summary

  • Theoretical Nuclear Physics, description of nuclear reactions within microscopic models and the 
  • Statistical Model Focus on scattering reactions relevant in Neutrino- and Astrophysics 
  • Climate Research, computer-analysis of Earthshine-observations. 
  • Reactor Physics, criticality safety calculations, burnup calculations

Selected Publications

  1. E. Kolbe, A. Vasiliev, and H. Ferroukhi, "The effect of modern thermal neutron scattering sublibraries on criticality safety evaluations of wet storage pools", ANE 37, 371-379 (2010).
  2. E. Kolbe, K. Langanke and G.M. Fuller, "Neutrino-induced fission of neutronrich nuclei", Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 111101 (2004).
  3. P. R. Goode et al., "Earthshine observations of the earth's reflectance", Geophys.Res. Lett. 28, 1671 (2001).
  4. K. Langanke, P. Vogel, and E. Kolbe, "Signal for supernova νμ and ντ neutrinos in water Cerenkov detectors", Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2629 (1996).
  5. E. Kolbe, K. Langanke, S. Krewald, and F.-K. Thielemann, "Strange Quark Contributions to the Nucleon and Neutrino-Nucleosynthesis", Astrophys. J. Lett. 401, L89 (1992).

PD Dr. Edwin Kolbe