Homepage of Miriam Rengel



Did comets bring water to Earth? Observations of comet Hartley 2 with Herschel have revealed the first comet with water similar to that on our home planet. See Hartogh et al. 2011, Nature, 478, 218-220.


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Welcome to my web page

I am a researcher in Astrophysics of the Planets and Comets Department at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany. My Ph.D. thesis (2004) was focusing on young protostars and their physics by means of observations, interpretation, and modelling.
I am interested in Physics, specially in Astrophysics. My main research interests are planetary science (atmospheres), low-mass star formation, observations and tecniques in the submillimeter/millimeter range, and Globular Clusters. I am particularly interested in Research with OSIRIS onboard Rosetta, and with the Herschel Space Observatory .

Main areas of Current Research:
- (Sub)millimeter wavelength studies of solar system objects
- Radio emission from protostars and yound stellar objects
- Space based observations and related science on instruments onboard Rosetta and Herschel, and coordinated ground-based observations in support of


Favorite Links

The Weather

Links to some sites frequently visited

bullet Article: La diáspora científica (El Nacional, 12 de enero 2014)
bullet Article: Una venezolana explora el universo con el telescopio más potente (Feb 2011)
bullet Article: Herschel hallo galaxias lejanas (Julio 2009)
bullet Article: Astronoma venezolana (May 2009)
bullet Article: Herschel y una venezolana (4 May 2009)
bullet Article: Fuera de este Mundo (October 2007)
bullet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3
bullet Article: 'La aventura de buscar estrellas'
bullet Dr.Stock
bullet Cool News
bullet Press Release about Deep Impact (in Spanish)
bullet Last news in Venezuela
bullet Astronomy Picture of the Day
bulletNews about the Sun-Earth environment
bullet Deutschlandfunk - Astronomie (this week)
bullet Astrophysics rumours
bullet Star Formation Newsletter
bullet Water and Related Chemistry in the Solar System (HssO)
bullet "TNOs are Cool"

How is the weather today ?

in Goettingen

in Jena

in Venezuela

in Berlin


Communities and fores

Have a look to some

more pictures in the

"Gallery" link.



Last change: 03 March 2011

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