Hendrik Schatz

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Hendrik Schatz
Hendrik lecturing, 2011
Residence United States
Nationality German
Fields Nuclear astrophysics, Experimental Physics
Institutions Michigan State University, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Alma mater University of Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor H. Rebel & M. Wiescher
Known for X-ray Bursts
Notable awards APS Fellow (2007), College of Natural Science Teacher-Scholar Award (2002), Alfred P/ Sloan Fellow (2001)

Hendrik Schatz is a professor of Nuclear Astrophysics at Michigan State University. He earned his Diploma from the University of Karlsruhe in 1993, and his PhD from the University of Heidelberg in 1997 after completing his thesis work at the University of Notre Dame. He is one of the Principal Investigators for the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics and is a leading expert on nuclear astrophysics,.[1] Schatz also serves the science advisory committees for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams[2] and GSI. Hendrik's primary field of expertise is Type I X-ray Bursts. His most notable contribution to this field is the discovery of the SnTeSb-cycle.[3] Hendrik was featured in Science magazine November 22, 2002[4] for his work on experimental nuclear astrophysics. Hendrik has also contributed to Physics Today.[5]


  1. ^ "TUMannouncement". Technical University of Munich. 
  2. ^ "FRIB SAC". Facility for Rare Isotope Beams. 
  3. ^ Schatz, Hendrik; A. Aprahamian; V. Barnard; L. Bildsten; A. Cumming; M. Ouellette; T. Rauscher; F.-K. Thielemann; M. Wiescher (16 April 2001). "The endpoint of the rp process on accreting neutron stars". Phys. Rev. Lett. 86 (16): 3471–4. arXiv:astro-ph/0102418Freely accessible. Bibcode:2001PhRvL..86.3471S. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.86.3471. PMID 11328001. 
  4. ^ Seife, Charles (22 November 2008). "Accelerator Aims to Find the Source of All Elements". Science Magazine. 298 (5598): 1544. doi:10.1126/science.298.5598.1544. 
  5. ^ Schatz, Hendrik (November 2008). "Rare Isotopes in the Cosmos". Physics Today. 61 (11). doi:10.1063/1.3027990. 

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