On Monday, 8th of January, 2018, Prof. Dr. Manami Sasaki, Professor of Multi-wavelength Astronomy at ECAP gave her inaugural lecture on “Shocks and Collisions: The Turbulent Life of Matter in Galaxies”.
Manami Sasaki studied physics at the Ruprechts-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. She received her doctorate in 2002 at the LMU Munich and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics under Prof. Joachim Trümper. After being a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, USA, she led an Emmy Noether research group at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen from 2010 to 2015. She habilitated in experimental physics at the University of Tübingen in 2016. Since the summer semester 2016 she holds the Heisenberg professorship for multi-wavelength astronomy at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and is one of the ECAP PIs.
Prof. Sasaki researches on astronomical objects in galaxies in the current universe, especially those objects that emerge at the end of the life of stars, such as neutron stars, black holes and supernova remnants. In addition, she studies physical processes that take place in interstellar space and lead to the formation of new structures in galaxies.