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Ingolf Heinrichsen
Works at JPL
Attended Christian Albrechts Universität Kiel
Lives in Los Angeles
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Where can I buy a ticket? 1.8km/h that's a slow walking speed, the instrumental stability required to measure this is very impressive, can't wait to see what ESPRESSO will be able to do.
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XKCD updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can get prints, posters, and t-shirts in the store. Exoplanets. |< · < Prev · Random; Next >; >| · Exoplanets · |< · < Prev · Ra...
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Hmmm, not quite sure what to make of this, but sounds interesting.
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Now there is a cool place for a sci-fi setting: "If most stars in the Galactic
centre form with planetary systems, then our simulations indicate that there should be planets in highly eccentric orbits around SgrA*." From (http://arxiv.org/pdf/1201.1446.pdf, "Hypervelocity Planets and Transits Around Hypervelocity Stars", Idan Ginsburg⋆, Abraham Loeb† & Gary A. Wegner‡
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Not sure whether I am more amazed about the successful MSL landing or the ability of MRO to take this picture of the decent. Just WOW.
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Seriously, who needs Science Fiction:
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Now that is dedication, a German janitor apparently over time has stolen some 25 metric tonnes of office supplies. Maybe he is planning to make the largest rubber-band ball ever?
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A nice find from someone at my former home MPIA. Not only is it metal poor (which means more places for planets), it is also old 12.8Gy (which means more time to evolve something interesting). Lets keep filling in those terms in the Drake equation!

Here is the link to the actual paper, because I am always annoyed when I see summaries without the actual paper (www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf/forth/aa17826-11.pdf, "Planetary companions around the metal-poor star HIP 11952")
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Frank Drake was actually sitting next to me here at the Kepler conference Yesterday, always amazing to meet a science legend like this.
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Now who needs to read science fiction as long as you can read stuff like this from the Institute of Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Science.
"Yet, some difficulties (or advantages?) of a life inside Black Holes are worth mentioning, such as a possible causality violation and the growing energy density in the close vicinity of the Cauchy horizon." - really, those are the only difficulties?
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Education
  • Christian Albrechts Universität Kiel
    Physics, 1983 - 1990
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JPL - Mission Manager in NASAs Exoplanet Exploration Program
Employment
  • JPL
    Kepler and WFIRST Mission Manager, 2010 - present
  • JPL
    WISE Project System Engineer, 2006 - 2010
  • California Institute of Technology
    Spitzer Science Center - Lead Systems Engineer, 1998 - 2005
  • Max-Planck Institut für Kernphysik
    ISO-Scientific Collaborator, 1995 - 1998
  • Max-Planck Institut für Astronomie
    ISO-Scientific Collaborator, 1990 - 1995
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Los Angeles
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Pasadena - Plön - Heidelberg - Leimen - El Escorial