[] About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The Open University, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK.

My main research interests are in the area of compact binaries, with a specific focus on their origin and evolution, and their high-energy emission.

My contributions to OU teaching focus on astronomy courses. I wrote Interacting Binary Stars, Book 3 of the 3rd level astrophysics course The Energetic Universe (S381). I am the chair of the 2nd level residential school course Observing the Universe (SXR208), hosted by the Observatori Astroṇmic de Mallorca.

Previously I held a Temporary Lectureship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester, and postdoctoral positions at the Max-Planck Institut für Astrophysik (MPA) in Garching and at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

In 1994 I was awarded a Feodor-Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

I studied physics, mathematics and astronomy at the Universität Regensburg, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, the Universitätssternwarte München, and the MPA.


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Ulrich Kolb (U.C.Kolb@open.ac.uk)