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Hans-Walter Rix

Hans-Walter Rix

German astronomer
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Intro German astronomer
Countries Germany
Occupations Astronomer Astrophysicist University teacher
A.K.A. H-W Rix, H.-W. Rix, H Rix, H. Rix
Gender male
Birth January 16, 1964 (Erlangen)
Education University of Arizona, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
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Biography

Hans-Walter Rix is a German astronomer and director of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg. He is the son of the linguist Helmut Rix.

He was educated at the University of Freiburg, the University of Munich and the University of Arizona, Tucson, where he received his Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1991. He was Hubble Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton 1991-1994, then returned to the University of Arizona, and has been director of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg since 1999.

Rix has been working on the evolution of galaxies. His doctoral thesis was titled Disk Components in Early Type Galaxies and he has, as of 2011, published 290 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has made important contributions to the structure and dynamics of galaxies, to the evolution of galaxies since the early epochs of the Universe, and the formation of our own Milky Way and its satellites.

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http://www.mpia-hd.mpg.de/homes/rix/
http://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb13474985c
http://isni.org/isni/0000000031609055
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb13474985c
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96029704
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1041372485
https://lt.org/publication/how-can-3d-map-dust-help-measure-distances-our-milky-way
https://viaf.org/viaf/56759125
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q109227
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/56759125
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