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Main Research Interests are in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry.

AMS represents a mass spectrometric technique based on the use of a (tandem) accelerator. Its main applications relate to measurements of longer-lived radionuclides with radiocarbon (14C) dating the most prominent example. The advantage compared to conventional mass spectrometers is its unsurpassed sensitivity for the abundance of specific nuclides.

Research topics: main focus is on nuclear astrophysics; but also applications in geology, archaeology, nuclear physics and fundamental physics, environmental and climate research using long-lived radionuclides as sensitive probes of our environment.


  • –present
    Senior Fellow, Australian National University
  • 2010–2011
    Senior research scientist, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • 2003–2010
    Assistant scientist, University of Vienna
  • 2000–2003
    Postdoctoral fellow, Technical University of Munich


  • 2000 
    University of Vienna, PhD
  • 1994 
    University of Vienna, MSc