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RED 24

March 17th - 23rd 2024

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Kathrin Altwegg

Emeritus Professor
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Comets – Astrochemistry

Kathrin Altwegg is a professor emer. in space research and planetology at the University of Bern. She completed her PhD in solid state physics at the University of Basel in 1980. After working as a postdoctoral scholar at the New York University, she joined the Physics institute in Bern. She got her habilitation in 1996 and became an associate professor in 2001. From 2011 till 2016 she led the Center for Space and Habitability of the University of Bern. Kathrin Altwegg’s research interests are focused on cometary science using mass spectrometry in situ. She was involved in the European mission Giotto to comet Halley and later as principal investigator of the ROSINA instrument on ESA’s Rosetta mission to comet 67P. She is active in science outreach in schools as well as for the public.

Physikalisches Institut – University of Bern – Switzerland