Short Academic Biography

  • 1982-1991 Studies of Physics at the University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, and Astronomy at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • 1989 Diplom-Ingenieur aus Technischer Physik (Masters in Physics)
    Masters Thesis: "One-nucleon transfer below the Coulomb barrier", University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • 1991 Dr. techn. aus Technischer Physik (PhD in Physics)
    PhD thesis: "Reaction rates for primordial nucleosynthesis", University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • 1991-1993 Erwin Schrödinger Fellow (Austrian Science Foundation), Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA 
  • 1993-1995 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Mainz, Germany 
  • 1995-1998 APART Fellow (Austrian Academy of Sciences), University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • 1998 Habilitation in Theoretical Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • 1999-2004 Assistenzprofessor (assistant professor, SNF), University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • 2005-2012 Lecturer (Privat-Dozent), University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • 2012 Distinguished Guest professor (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), MTA Atomki, Hungary 
  • 2013-2016 Assistenzprofessor (assistant professor, non-tenure track, part-time), University of Basel, Switzerland 
  • 2013-2016 Reader (associate professor, tenured), University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom 
  • Since 2017 Lecturer (Privat-Dozent), University of Basel, Switzerland

Academic Honors

  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP), UK
  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), UK
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Prize for Theoretical Physics (Austrian Physical Society), 1999
  • Distinguished Guest Professor at MTA Atomki, Debrecen, Hungary (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 2012
  • Outstanding Referee Award (American Physical Society), 2017
  • Member of the RIKEN NP-PAC (Japan), 2015-2018
  • Golden Chalk Award (Department of Physics, University of Basel), 2011

Research Summary

  • Nuclear Astrophysics
  • Stellar, Explosive and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
  • Stellar Evolution
  • Nuclear Reactions (Transfer and Fusion Reactions, Radiative Capture, in different reaction mechanisms (compound and directreactions), Nuclear Structure
  • Numerical Simulations

    There is a separate web page detailingmy scientific work and results!

Selected Publications

  1. Rauscher, T, Heger, A, Hoffman, RD, and Woosley, SE, Nucleosynthesis in massive stars with improved nuclear and stellar physics, The Astrophysical Journal 576, 323 (2002).
  2. Schatz, H, et al., End point of the rp process on accreting neutron stars, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3471 (2001).
  3. Rauscher, T, and Thielemann, FK, Astrophysical reaction rates from statistical model calculations, Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables 75, 1 (2000).Freiburghaus, C, et al., The astrophysical r-process: A comparison of calculations following adiabatic expansion with classical calculations based on neutron densities and temperatures, The Astrophysical Journal 516, 381 (1999).
  4. Rauscher, T, Thielemann, FK, and Kratz, KL, Nuclear level density and the determination of thermonuclear rates for astrophysics, Phys. Rev. C 56, 1613 (1997).
  5. T. Rauscher, et al., Production of Heavy Elements in Inhomogeneous Cosmologies, The Astrophysical Journal 429, 499 (1994).

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