Bruno Leibundgut

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Bruno Leibundgut visiting Techmania Science Center, Czech Republic.

Bruno Leibundgut (* 1. April 1960 in Basel) is a Swiss astronomer born in Affoltern im Emmental, in the canton of Bern. He has become well known especially because of discoveries regarding the Supernova Cosmology.[1] He was a member of the High-z Supernova Search Team and participated in the establishing of the Very Large Telescope.

Career[edit]

The astronomer finished his PhD. at the University of Basel in 1988 with the English written paper Light Curves of Supernovae Type I. He is the author or co-author of dozens of scientific papers dedicated for example to the supernovae[2] or the universe in general.

Till March 2013 he worked as the Science Director of the ESO. Since then he has been having his sabbatical[3] travelling around Europe holding lectures about the formation of the elements after the Big Bang, modern astronomical observatories or the structure of the universe.[4]

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