During the summer term 2022 Dr. Hans-Günter Ludwig was appointed Private Lecturer (Priv. Doz.) by the Habilitation Conference of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Heidelberg University. Private Lecturers are independent university lecturers and responsible for academic teaching and the supervision of doctoral students.
Dr. Ludwig's research revolves around cool stars, here primarily their surface layers. He develops and applys 3D radiation-hydrodynamical models, sometimes including magnetic fields. Moreover, he models non-equilibrium thermodynamic processes. Applications of his models are related to stellar structure, the chemical composition of stars (particularly when metal-poor), nucleosynthesis processes, Galactic structure, asteroseismology, and stellar pulsations. Every now and then he follows a side-interest in astrobiology. He is a member in the 4MOST and PLATO projects.
Hans-Günter Ludwig received his PhD in Astronomy at Kiel University in 1992, Germany. After holding positions at MPI for Astrophysics (Garching), Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen), CRAL (at Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon), Lund Observatory (Sweden), and Paris Observatory he started in 2009 as staff member at the Landessternwarte (LSW) at the Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg (ZAH).
We congratulate Dr. Ludwig on this achievement and wish him all the best for his future as scientist and lecturer.