Video portrait Hector Fellow Eva Grebel
Galactic Archaeology — Hector Fellow Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel
Hector Fellow Eva Grebel, head of the Astronomical Computing Institute at the University of Heidelberg, aims to understand how galaxies form and develop. With the means and methods of Galactic Archaeology, she and her team uncover the past of our universe. Prof. Eva Grebel is considered one of the leading experts in her field.
Galactic Archaeology conceives stars as artifacts of past epochs and determines their properties in order to achieve a more precise picture of the formation and evolution of galaxies. Various observation methods of astronomy — such as photometry or spectroscopy — are used to 'excavate' relics of galactic history.
Prof. Grebel is member of the Hector Fellow Academy. The young science academy sees itself as an interdisciplinary network for cutting-edge research and it supports innovative research beyond the borders of institutes and fields of research. The Hector Fellow Academy paves the way for interdisciplinary projects between well renowned professors from the STEM-fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as Medicine and Psychology. Furthermore, the Hector Fellow Academy is committed to the promotion of young scientists. It offers funded PhD positions for ambitious young scientists, who will work on their self-developed research project for their graduation. Through the connection of excellent researchers from different fields of research, the Hector Fellow Academy provides new impulses for innovative projects, sociopolitical discourse and the solution of global challenges. At the same time, it strengthens Germany as a center for science.