Personal Details

Last Name: Weingrill
First Name: Jörg
Date of Birth 1973
Nationality Austrian
Office Address Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
Office Phone +49 331 7499-456
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Scientific Career

July 1st, 2012 - today PostDoc Researcher at AIP
October 4th, 2011 Ph.D. in Physics/Astrophysics
2008 - 2011 Ph.D. Study of Physics/Astrophysics at the University of Graz
October 4th, 2007 Magister in Physics/Astrophysics
June 2006 - 2012

Junior Scientist at the Space Research Institute,
Austrian Academy of Sciences

2002 - 2007 Study of Physics/Astrophysics at the University of Graz

Research Skills

  • Languages: German (mother tongue), fluent English.
  • Expert knowledge in data-reduction and image-processing with IDL and Python.
  • Extensive knowledge of the physics of extrasolar planets, especially models of transiting planets, stellar atmospheres and stellar activity.
  • Programming ability in Python, Java, Pascal, C/C++, SQL and PHP with 20 years experience as a software developer and IT manager.
  • Expert knowledge of professional typesetting package LATEX.
  • Expert knowledge in telescope optics, camera systems and robotic telescope systems.
  • Advanced knowledge in Windows, Linux, Mac OS and FreeBSD operating systems and virtualization with Citrix XenServer and XenApp.
  • Basic knowledge in electronics.

Research community services

Public outreach

  • Venustransit 2004 Event in Graz in the frame of an ESO initiative
  • Austrian Astronomy Day (2003-2012) at the Institute of Physics, University of Graz
  • Space Weather Day 2007 at the Space Research Institute
  • Exhibition International Heliophysical Year / Year of Astronomy 2009 at the Space Research Institute
  • 100 hours of Astronomy 2009 at the Observatory Lustbühel