Konrad Dennerl was born in Landshut, Germany, in 1958. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, in 1991. Since 1984, he has worked in the field of X-ray astronomy at MPE, where he has first been developing software for the data reduction of the X-ray astronomy satellites EXOSAT and ROSAT, and later for the energy calibration of the X-ray CCDs onboard XMM-Newton and eROSITA, a future X-ray astronomy mission. Originally, his main research interests were X-ray binaries, the topic of his Ph.D. thesis. In 1996, he was involved in the discovery of X-ray emission from comets. Since that time, his research is primarily devoted to the study of the X-ray emission from solar system objects, in particular from comets and from the planets Venus and Mars, using XMM-Newton and Chandra.
Biography Updated on 24 March 2011