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After studying physics from 1991 to 1998 at the University of Regensburg , Abel did his doctorate in 1999 at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich with Simon White on the subject: “The first structures in the universe: A theoretical study of the formation, evolution and impact of subsequent structure formation ". From 1999 to 2001 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, England, and at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 2002 to 2004 Abel was an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University . Since 2004 he has been Professor in the Physics Department at Stanford University and Head of the Computional Physics Department at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC). Abel was the first to simulate the decay of massive, metal-free stars belonging to the 1st generation of stars in the universe ( Population III ). One of his main projects is the search for the creation of the Very First Light in the universe . He is considered one of the most important representatives of computer-aided astrophysics and cosmology . He is married and has one child.
- Johann Wempe Prize (2001)
- CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2002)
- Frederick Terman Fellowship (2007-2010)
- Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2014)
- T. Abel, G. Bryan, ML Norman: The Formation Of The First Star In The Universe. Science, Volume 295, Issue 5552, pp. 93-98 (2002).
- Dissertation, Munich 1999 (PDF; 3.1 MB)
- Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) ( Memento of the original from September 11, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- The Formation of the First Star in the Universe, 7th Science January 4, 2002: Vol. 295. no. 5552, pp. 93-98
- Previous Wempe Prize Winners
- Fellows of the AAAS: Tom Abel. (No longer available online.) American Association for the Advancement of Science, archived from the original on January 22, 2018 ; accessed on January 22, 2018 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Literature by and about Tom Abel in the catalog of the German National Library
- Everything you need to know about Tom Abel's research
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Abel, Thomas Georg (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German astrophysicist and cosmologist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||3rd September 1970|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Straubing , Bavaria , Federal Republic of Germany|