Univ.-Prof. Dr. Glenn van de Ven

Professur für Theoretische extragalaktische Astrophysik an der Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Geographie und Astronomie

Curriculum Vitae:

born 1977 in Mill en Sint Hubert, Netherlands
1990-1996 High school Elzendaalcollege, Boxmeer, Netherlands
1996-1997 Computer Science propaedeuse (first year undergraduate) at Leiden University

1996-1999 B.Sc. in Astronomy + Mathematics at Leiden University

1999-2001 M.Sc. in Astronomy + Mathematics at Leiden University (both with honour)

2001-2005 Ph.D. in Astronomy at Leiden University (with honour)

2006 Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow
 Princeton University, Princeton, USA
2006-2009 Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow
 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
2009-2018 Research Group Leader & Tenured Staff Member Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), Heidelberg, Germany
2017-2019 International Staff Member, Faculty Astronomer European Southern Observatory (ESO), Garching bei München, Germany
2017-2022 ERC Consolidator Grant
since March 2019 Professor of Theoretical Extragalactic Astrophysics, Department of Astrophysics, University of Vienna

Research Areas:

"The research in my group focuses on the dynamics of stellar systems, ranging from the Milky Way and its surrounding globular clusters and dwarf satellites, to nearby galaxies across the Hubble sequence. By constructing advanced dynamical models that fit the photometric and spectroscopic observations of these stellar systems in detail, we are able to infer their luminous and dark matter distribution as well as to uncover the 'fossil record' of their formation history."