Karl-Friedrich Schuster

Dr. Karl Schuster

Title: The Event Horizon Telescope – Imaging Supermassive Black Holes - Science and Technology of Advanced Millimeter VLBI

Biography: Dr. Karl-Friedrich Schuster received the Diploma (1988) and the Ph.D. (1993) in Physics from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.  His research at the time was focused on the development of low noise silicon x-ray detectors and low noise THz receivers using superconducting tunneling junctions. He joined the Institute for Millimeter Radio-Astronomy IRAM as a research scientist in 1993 and worked as Principal Investigator of the multibeam receiver HERA. After a 10 years period as Head of the IRAM Superconducting Device Group, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Schuster served as IRAM Deputy Director before taking over the IRAM directorship in 2013 acting also as the project leader for NOEMA. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Schuster has been rewarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck Society (1994) and the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics as member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (2020).