Johanna Hartke
Postdoc, European Southern Observatory Chile
Growing up in Northern Germany, I initially decided to study physics after a summer school on quantum mechanics. At university, I, however, found that quantum physics was not my calling. Instead, I became fascinated by astronomy and how we could use relatively easy concepts from mechanics to describe the motions of stars millions of lightyears away. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. I split my time between being a support astronomer at Paranal Observatory, one of the largest observatories in the world, and researching how galaxies grow and evolve. I can give you some insights into how we operate the telescopes on Paranal and how we work and live in the Atacama desert. I am also happy to chat about galaxies: how we try to understand better how they grow and evolve by interacting with other galaxies, and the role that dark matter plays in these processes.

In einer Videokonferenz...

... kann ich über meine Forschung sprechen.

... beantworte ich gerne Fragen zum Studium oder zu Karrierechancen.

... spreche ich auch mit Universitätsstudenten im Rahmen einer Vorlesung.

Verwandte Schulfächer
Mathematik, Physik
Astronomy, Galaxies, Dark Matter, Stellar Dynamics, Galactic Archeology, Working at an Observatory
Englisch, Deutsch