Dr. Rainer Schödel

Leader of the Galactic Centre Group at the IAA-CSIC
PI of ERC Consolidator Grant 2013: Grant Agreement No. 614922, GALACTICNUCLEUS

Galactic Centre

 The centre of the Milky Way is the nearest nucleus of a galaxy. It is therefore a unique laboratory for studying massive black holes and nuclear star clusters, and for investigating astrophysical processes in extreme environments. The Galactic centre has been my main field of research since over 15 years. As part of my PhD thesis I participated directly in the discovery of the first stellar orbits around Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way´s central, supermassive black hole. This work is still ranked first in the list of the ESO Top 10 Astronomical Discoveries (Schödel et al. 2002; Schödel et al. 2003). Via my collaboration with the UCLA Galactic Center Group, I am still closely involved in the study of stellar orbits around Sagittarius A* (see: Meyer et al. 2012; Boehle et al. 2016). I have studied the variable, polarised emission from the accretion flow or outflow around Sagittarius A* and have played a key role in several international coordinated multi-wavelength campaigns (e.g., Genzel et al. 2003; Eckart et al. 2006; Schoedel et al. 2011). Starting out from studying the immediate environment of Sagittarius A*, I have moved on to characterising the stellar population and its dynamics in the central parsec of the Milky Way (Schödel et al. 2007; Schödel et al. 2009), and am now dedicated to characterising the structure, stellar population and formation history of the nuclear star cluster, a ~25 million solar mass cluster with complex star formation history that dominates the inner 10 pc of the Milky Way (Schödel et al. 2014a), and of the nuclear stellar disc, a dense stellar disk-like structure that marks the Galactic centre proper and stretches out to distances of about 200 pc from the central black hole. I consider my most fundamental contributions to the field the discovery and study of stellar orbits around the supermassive black hole, the characterisation of the nuclear star cluster, in particular its size, mass and shape, and my group’s  recent confirmation of the existence of the predicted stellar cusp around Sagittarius A*.

 High resolution imaging

Interferometry, adaptive optics (AO), speckle/lucky imaging, and sparse aperture masking, as well as the related image reconstruction and analysis techniques are key methodologies for my research. In particular, I have presented an effective method to extract instantaneous point spread functions (PSFs) from short exposures of crowded fields. This allows us to apply the so-called speckle holography algorithm to obtain images at the maximum possible angular resolution with a large suite of existing instruments. This methodology is the basis of our GALACTICNUCLEUS project (Schödel et al. 2012; Schödel et al. 2013) and is explained in more detail in the Project section.

 Massive stars

Massive stars play a central role in astrophysics due to their impact on chemical evolution, star formation, or ISM dynamics. Yet, because they are rare and short-lived, they are still poorly understood. Together with my colleagues Antxón Alberdi (IAA-CSIC, Spain) and Joel Sánchez-Bermúdez (MPIA, Germany), I am involved in interferometric studies of massive stars with the ESO’s VLT Interferometer.

 

 Infrared observations of stellar populations

Work on the Galactic Centre, on massive stars, and with high angular resolution near-infrared imaging has led me naturally to be involved in near-infrared studies of stellar populations in star clusters. With my colleague Koraljka Muzic from the University of Lisbon I am involved in studying Brown Dwarfs in dense stellar clusters.

 

 Massive black holes and nuclear star clusters

The black hole and nuclear star cluster at the center of the Milky Way are a close up, unique laboratory. Massive black holes and nuclear star clusters in the nearby Universe provide the necessary context for Galactic centre research. I am the leading of a review on the Galactic centre in this context (Schödel et al. 2014b) and have co-organised several workshops on this topic.

I have (co-)authored over 80 refereed publications in leading astrophysical journals and more than 200 publications in total. My work has received over 5000 citations.

The complete and most up-to-date list of my publications is available on NASA/ADS.

  1. Yusef-Zadeh, F., Wardle, M., Cotton, W., Schödel, R., Royster, M. J., Roberts, D. A., & Kunneriath, D. 2017, ArXiv e-prints
    Tidal Distortion of the Envelope of an AGB Star IRS 3 near Sgr A*
  2. Schödel, R., Amaro-Seoane, P., & Gallego-Cano, E. 2017, ArXiv e-prints
    The stellar cusp around the Milky Way's central black hole
  3. Lau, R. M., Hankins, M. J., Schödel, R., Sanchez-Bermudez, J., Moffat, A. F. J., & Ressler, M. E. 2017, The Astrophysical Journal
    Stagnant Shells in the Vicinity of the Dusty Wolf–Rayet–OB Binary WR 112
  4. Yusef-Zadeh, F., Cotton, W., Wardle, M., Royster, M. J., Kunneriath, D., Roberts, D. A., Wootten, A., & Schödel, R. 2017, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    ALMA and VLA Observations: Evidence for Ongoing Low-mass Star Formation near Sgr A*
  5. Feldmeier-Krause, A., Kerzendorf, W., Neumayer, N., Schödel, R., Nogueras-Lara, F., Do, T., de Zeeuw, P. T., & Kuntschner, H. 2017, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    KMOS view of the Galactic Centre - II. Metallicity distribution of late-type stars
  6. Baumgardt, Holger, Amaro-Seoane, Pau, & Schödel, Rainer 2017, ArXiv e-prints
    The distribution of stars around the Milky Way's black hole III: Comparison with simulations
  7. Schödel, R., Gallego-Cano, E., Dong, H., Nogueras-Lara, F., Gallego-Calvente, A. T., Amaro-Seoane, P., & Baumgardt, H. 2017, ArXiv e-prints
    The distribution of stars around the Milky Way's central black hole II: Diffuse light from sub-giants and dwarfs
  8. Gallego-Cano, E., Schödel, R., Dong, H., Nogueras-Lara, F., Gallego-Calvente, A. T., Amaro-Seoane, P., & Baumgardt, H. 2017, ArXiv e-prints
    The distribution of old stars around the Milky Way's central black hole I: Star counts
  9. Feldmeier-Krause, A., Zhu, L., Neumayer, N., van de Ven, G., de Zeeuw, P. T., & Schödel, R. 2017, ArXiv e-prints
    Triaxial orbit-based modelling of the Milky Way Nuclear Star Cluster
  10. Lau, Ryan M., Hankins, Matthew, Schoedel, R., Sanchez-Bermudez, Joel, Moffat, Anthony F. J., & Ressler, Michael E. 2017, American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
    Stagnant Shells in the Vicinity of the Dusty Wolf-Rayet-O/B Binary WR 112
  11. Yusef-Zadeh, Farhad, Cotton, William D., Royster, Marc, Kunneriath, Devaky, Wardle, M., Roberts, D. A., Wootten, Al, & Schoedel, R. 2017, American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
    ALMA and VLA Observations of Proplyd Candidates near Sgr A*
  12. Feldmeier-Krause, A., Zhu, L., Neumayer, N., van de Ven, G., de Zeeuw, P. T., & Schödel, R. 2016, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Triaxial orbit-based modelling of the Milky Way Nuclear Star Cluster
  13. Feldmeier-Krause, A., Kerzendorf, W., Neumayer, N., Schoedel, R., Nogueras-Lara, F., Do, T., de Zeeuw, P. T., & Kuntschner, H. 2016, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Metallicity distribution in the GC (Feldmeier-Krause+, 2017)
  14. Boehle, A., Ghez, A. M., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Yelda, S., Albers, S., Martinez, G. D., Becklin, E. E., Do, T., Lu, J. R., Matthews, K., Morris, M. R., Sitarski, B., & Witzel, G. 2016, The Astrophysical Journal
    An Improved Distance and Mass Estimate for Sgr A* from a Multistar Orbit Analysis
  15. Amaro-Seoane, P., Casanellas, J., Schödel, R., Davidson, E., & Cuadra, J. 2016, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Probing dark matter crests with white dwarfs and IMBHs
  16. Yusef-Zadeh, F., Bushouse, H., Schodel, R., Wardle, M., Cotton, W., Roberts, D. A., Nogueras-Lara, F., & Gallego-Cano, E. 2016, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Compact radio sources within 30" of Sgr A* (Yusef-Zadeh+, 2015)
  17. Sanchez-Bermudez, J., Hummel, C. A., Tuthill, P., Alberdi, A., Schödel, R., Lacour, S., & Stanke, T. 2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Unveiling the near-infrared structure of the massive-young stellar object NGC 3603 IRS 9A* with sparse aperture masking and spectroastrometry
  18. Nishiyama, Shogo, Schödel, Rainer, Yoshikawa, Tatsuhito, Nagata, Tetsuya, Minowa, Yosuke, & Tamura, Motohide 2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Spectroscopically identified intermediate age stars at 0.5-3 pc distance from Sagittarius A*
  19. Yusef-Zadeh, F., Wardle, M., Schödel, R., Roberts, D. A., Cotton, W., Bushouse, H., Arendt, R., & Royster, M. 2016, The Astrophysical Journal
    Sgr A* and Its Environment: Low-mass Star Formation, the Origin of X-Ray Gas and Collimated Outflow
  20. Schödel, Rainer 2016, Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies across Cosmic Time
    The Milky Way's nuclear star cluster and massive black hole
  21. Yasui, Kazuki, Nishiyama, Shogo, Yoshikawa, Tatsuhito, Nagatomo, Schun, Uchiyama, Hideki, Tsuru, Takeshi Go, Koyama, Katsuji, Tamura, Motohide, Kwon, Jungmi, Sugitani, Koji, Schödel, Rainer, & Nagata, Tetsuya 2015, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan
    Number density distribution of near-infrared sources on a sub-degree scale in the Galactic center: Comparison with the Fe XXV Kα line at 6.7 keV
  22. Feldmeier-Krause, A., Neumayer, N., Schödel, R., Seth, A., Hilker, M., de Zeeuw, P. T., Kuntschner, H., Walcher, C. J., Lützgendorf, N., & Kissler-Patig, M. 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    KMOS view of the Galactic centre. I. Young stars are centrally concentrated
  23. Schödel, R., Feldmeier, A., Kunneriath, D., Stolovy, S., Neumayer, N., Amaro-Seoane, P., & Nishiyama, S. 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Surface brightness profile of the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster (Corrigendum)
  24. Feldmeier-Krause, A., Neumayer, N., Schoedel, R., Seth, A., Hilker, M., de Zeeuw, P. T., Kuntschner, H., Walcher, C. J., Luetzgendorf, N., & Kissler-Patig, M. 2015, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: KMOS view of the Galactic centre. I. (Feldmeier-Krause+, 2015)
  25. Yusef-Zadeh, F., Bushouse, H., Schödel, R., Wardle, M., Cotton, W., Roberts, D. A., Nogueras-Lara, F., & Gallego-Cano, E. 2015, The Astrophysical Journal
    Compact Radio Sources within 30' of Sgr A*: Proper Motions,Stellar Winds, and the Accretion Rate onto Sgr A*
  26. Sanchez-Bermudez, J., Alberdi, A., & Schödel, R. 2015, Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VIII
    The life of massive stars seen through optical/infrared interferometry
  27. Schödel, R., Feldmeier, A., Kunneriath, D., Stolovy, S., Neumayer, N., Amaro-Seoane, P., & Nishiyama, S. 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Surface brightness profile of the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster (Corrigendum)
  28. Shahzamanian, B., Eckart, A., Valencia-S., M., Witzel, G., Zamaninasab, M., Zajaček, M., Sabha, N., García-Marín, M., Karas, V., Peissker, F., Karssen, G. D., Parsa, M., Grosso, N., Mossoux, E., Porquet, D., Jalali, B., Horrobin, M., Buchholz, R., Dovčiak, M., Kunneriath, D., Bursa, M., Zensus, A., Schödel, R., Moultaka, J., & Straubmeier, C. 2015, The Messenger
    Variable and Polarised Near-infrared Emission from the Galactic Centre
  29. Schödel, R. 2015, Highlights of Astronomy
    The Nuclear Star Cluster of the Milky Way
  30. Yusef-Zadeh, F., Roberts, D. A., Wardle, M., Cotton, W., Schödel, R., & Royster, M. J. 2015, The Astrophysical Journal
    Radio Continuum Observations of the Galactic Center: Photoevaporative Proplyd-like Objects Near Sgr A*
  31. Eckart, A., Britzen, S., Valencia-S., M., Straubmeier, C., Zensus, J. A., Karas, V., Kunneriath, D., Alberdi, A., Sabha, N., Schödel, R., & Puetzfeld, D. 2015, ArXiv e-prints
    The Galactic Center Black Hole Laboratory
  32. Schödel, R., Feldmeier, A., Neumayer, N., Meyer, L., & Yelda, S. 2014, Classical and Quantum Gravity
    The nuclear cluster of the Milky Way: our primary testbed for the interaction of a dense star cluster with a massive black hole
  33. Sanchez-Bermudez, J., Alberdi, A., Schödel, R., Hummel, C. A., Arias, J. I., Barbá, R. H., Maíz Apellániz, J., & Pott, J.-U. 2014, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Resolving the stellar components of the massive multiple system Herschel 36 with AMBER/VLTI
  34. Feldmeier, A., Neumayer, N., Seth, A., Schödel, R., Lützgendorf, N., de Zeeuw, P. T., Kissler-Patig, M., Nishiyama, S., & Walcher, C. J. 2014, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Large scale kinematics and dynamical modelling of the Milky Way nuclear star cluster
  35. Feldmeier, A., Neumayer, N., Seth, A., Schodel, R., Lutzgendorf, N., de Zeeuw, P. T., Kissler-Patig, M., Nishiyama, S., & Walcher, C. J. 2014, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Spectra and radial velocities of nuclear stars (Feldmeier+, 2014)
  36. Monnier, John D., Berger, Jean-Philippe, Le Bouquin, Jean-Baptiste, Tuthill, Peter G., Wittkowski, Markus, Grellmann, Rebekka, Müller, André, Renganswany, Sridhar, Hummel, Christian, Hofmann, Karl-Heinz, Schertl, Dieter, Weigelt, Gerd, Young, John, Buscher, David, Sanchez-Bermudez, Joel, Alberdi, Antxon, Schoedel, Rainer, Köhler, Rainer, Soulez, Ferréol, Thiébaut, Éric, Kluska, Jacques, Malbet, Fabien, Duvert, Gilles, Kraus, Stefan, Kloppenborg, Brian K., Baron, Fabien, de Wit, Willem-Jan, Rivinius, Thomas, & Merand, Antoine 2014, Optical and Infrared Interferometry IV
    The 2014 interferometric imaging beauty contest
  37. Sanchez-Bermudez, J., Schödel, R., Alberdi, A., Muzić, K., Hummel, C. A., & Pott, J.-U. 2014, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Properties of bow-shock sources at the Galactic center
  38. Schödel, R., Feldmeier, A., Kunneriath, D., Stolovy, S., Neumayer, N., Amaro-Seoane, P., & Nishiyama, S. 2014, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Surface brightness profile of the Milky Way's nuclear star cluster
  39. Boehle, Anna, Schödel, Rainer, Meyer, Leo, & Ghez, Andrea M. 2014, The Galactic Center: Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus
    New orbital analysis of stars at the Galactic center using speckle holography and orbital priors
  40. Kunneriath, Devaky, Schödel, Rainer, Stolovy, Susan, & Feldmeier, Anja 2014, The Galactic Center: Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus
    Structure of the nuclear stellar cluster of the Milky Way galaxy
  41. Feldmeier, A., Neumayer, N., Seth, A., de Zeeuw, P. T., Schödel, R., Lützgendorf, N., Kissler-Patig, M., Nishiyama, S., & Walcher, C. J. 2014, The Galactic Center: Feeding and Feedback in a Normal Galactic Nucleus
    The Milky Way nuclear star cluster beyond 1 pc
  42. Schoedel, R., Feldmeier, A., Kunneriath, D., Stolovy, S., & Neumauer, N. 2014, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Milky Way nuclear star cluster extinction map (Schoedel+, 2014)
  43. Rea, N., Esposito, P., Pons, J. A., Turolla, R., Torres, D. F., Israel, G. L., Possenti, A., Burgay, M., Viganò, D., Papitto, A., Perna, R., Stella, L., Ponti, G., Baganoff, F. K., Haggard, D., Camero-Arranz, A., Zane, S., Minter, A., Mereghetti, S., Tiengo, A., Schödel, R., Feroci, M., Mignani, R., & Götz, D. 2013, The Astrophysical Journal
    A Strongly Magnetized Pulsar within the Grasp of the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole
  44. Buchholz, R. M., Witzel, G., Schodel, R., & Eckart, A. 2013, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Near-IR polarimetry of Galactic center sources (Buchholz+, 2013)
  45. Buchholz, R. M., Witzel, G., Schödel, R., & Eckart, A. 2013, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Ks- and Lp-band polarimetry on stellar and bow-shock sources in the Galactic center
  46. Nishiyama, Shogo, Yasui, Kazuki, Nagata, Tetsuya, Yoshikawa, Tatsuhito, Uchiyama, Hideki, Schödel, Rainer, Hatano, Hirofumi, Sato, Shuji, Sugitani, Koji, Suenaga, Takuya, Kwon, Jungmi, & Tamura, Motohide 2013, The Astrophysical Journal
    Magnetically Confined Interstellar Hot Plasma in the Nuclear Bulge of Our Galaxy
  47. Sanchez-Bermudez, J., Schödel, R., Alberdi, A., Barbá, R. H., Hummel, C. A., Maíz Apellániz, J., & Pott, J.-U. 2013, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Direct detection of the tertiary component in the massive multiple HD 150136 with VLTI
  48. Schödel, R. 2013, Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VII
    Holographic Imaging: Sharp Images for Everyone
  49. Schödel, R., Yelda, S., Ghez, A., Girard, J. H., Labadie, L., Rebolo, R., Pérez-Garrido, A., & Morris, M. R. 2013, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Holographic imaging of crowded fields: high angular resolution imaging with excellent quality at very low cost
  50. Nishiyama, S. & Schödel, R. 2013, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Young, massive star candidates detected throughout the nuclear star cluster of the Milky Way
  51. Schödel, R. & Girard, J. H. 2012, The Messenger
    Holographic Imaging: A Versatile Tool for High Angular Resolution Imaging
  52. Martayan, C., Lobel, A., Baade, D., Blomme, R., Frémat, Y., LeBouquin, J.-B., Selman, F., Girard, J., Mérand, A., Montagnier, G., Patru, F., Mawet, D., Martins, F., Rivinius, Th., Štefl, S., Zorec, J., Semaan, T., Mehner, A., Kervella, P., Sana, H., & Schödel, R. 2012, Circumstellar Dynamics at High Resolution
    On the Binarity of LBV Stars
  53. Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Bremer, M., Zamaninasab, M., Shahzamanian, B., Valencia-S., M., Schödel, R., Karas, V., Lenzen, R., Marchili, N., Sabha, N., Garcia-Marin, M., Buchholz, R. M., Kunneriath, D., & Straubmeier, C. 2012, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
    Source-intrinsic Near-infrared Properties of Sgr A*: Total Intensity Measurements
  54. Nishiyama, S. & Schoedel, R. 2012, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Young, massive star candidates in Sgr A* (Nishiyama+, 2013)
  55. Meyer, L., Ghez, A. M., Schödel, R., Yelda, S., Boehle, A., Lu, J. R., Do, T., Morris, M. R., Becklin, E. E., & Matthews, K. 2012, Science
    The Shortest-Known-Period Star Orbiting Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole
  56. Kunneriath, D., Eckart, A., Vogel, S. N., Teuben, P., Mužić, K., Schödel, R., García-Marín, M., Moultaka, J., Staguhn, J., Straubmeier, C., Zensus, J. A., Valencia-S, M., & Karas, V. 2012, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    The Galactic centre mini-spiral with CARMA
  57. Sanchez-Bermudez, J., Schödel, R., Alberdi, A., & Pott, J. U. 2012, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    NaCo/SAM observations of sources at the Galactic Center
  58. Eckart, A., García-Marín, M., Vogel, S. N., Teuben, P., Morris, M. R., Baganoff, F., Dexter, J., Schödel, R., Witzel, G., Valencia-S, M., Karas, V., Kunneriath, D., Bremer, M., Straubmeier, C., Moser, L., Sabha, N., Buchholz, R., Zamaninasab, M., Mužić, K., Moultaka, J., & Zensus, J. A. 2012, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Flare emission from Sagittarius A*
  59. Buchholz, Rainer M., Witzel, Gunther, Schödel, Rainer, Eckart, Andreas, Bremer, Markus, & Muzic, Koraljka 2012, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Near-infrared polarization in the central parsec of the galactic center
  60. Schödel, Rainer 2012, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Sagittarius A* in the Infrared
  61. Kunneriath, D., Eckart, A., Vogel, S. N., Teuben, P., Mužić, K., Schödel, R., García-Marín, M., Moultaka, J., Staguhn, J., Straubmeier, C., Zensus, J. A., Valencia-S., M., & Karas, V. 2012, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The Galactic centre mini-spiral in the mm-regime
  62. Boehle, Anna, Ghez, A., Schoedel, R., Yelda, S., & Meyer, L. 2012, American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #219
    New Orbital Analysis of Stars at the Galactic Center Using Speckle Holography
  63. Eckart, A., García-Marín, M., Vogel, S. N., Teuben, P., Morris, M. R., Baganoff, F., Dexter, J., Schödel, R., Witzel, G., Valencia-S., M., Karas, V., Kunneriath, D., Straubmeier, C., Moser, L., Sabha, N., Buchholz, R., Zamaninasab, M., Mužić, K., Moultaka, J., & Zensus, J. A. 2012, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Millimeter to X-ray flares from Sagittarius A*
  64. Schödel, R. 2011, Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VI
    The center of the Milky Way
  65. Buchholz, R. M., Witzel, G., Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Bremer, M., & Mužić, K. 2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Adaptive-optics assisted near-infrared polarization measurements of sources in the Galactic center
  66. García-Marín, M., Eckart, A., Weiss, A., Witzel, G., Bremer, M., Zamaninasab, M., Morris, M. R., Schödel, R., Kunneriath, D., Nishiyama, S., Baganoff, F., Dovčiak, M., Sabha, N., Duschl, W. J., Moultaka, J., Karas, V., Najarro, F., Mužić, K., Straubmeier, C., Vogel, S. N., Krips, M., & Wiesemeyer, H. 2011, The Astrophysical Journal
    Extended Submillimeter Emission of the Galactic Center and Near-infrared/submillimeter Variability of Its Supermassive Black Hole
  67. Buchholz, R. M., Witzel, G., Schoedel, R., Eckart, A., Bremer, M., & Muzic, K. 2011, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: NIR polarimetry of sources near SgrA* (Buchholz+, 2011)
  68. Schödel, R., Morris, M. R., Muzic, K., Alberdi, A., Meyer, L., Eckart, A., & Gezari, D. Y. 2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The mean infrared emission of Sagittarius A*
  69. Bremer, M., Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Zamaninasab, M., Buchholz, R. M., Schödel, R., Straubmeier, C., García-Marín, M., & Duschl, W. 2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The near-infrared spectral index of Sagittarius A* derived from Ks- and H-band flare statistics
  70. Zamaninasab, M., Eckart, A., Dovčiak, M., Karas, V., Schödel, R., Witzel, G., Sabha, N., García-Marín, M., Kunneriath, D., Mužić, K., Straubmeier, C., Valencia-S, M., & Zensus, J. A. 2011, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Near-infrared polarimetry as a tool for testing properties of accreting supermassive black holes
  71. Kunneriath, D., Eckart, A., Zamaninasab, M., Witzel, G., Schödel, R., García-Marín, M., König, S., Krichbaum, T. P., Lu, R., Moultaka, J., Mužić, K., Sabha, N., Sjouwerman, L. O., Straubmeier, C., Vogel, S. N., Teuben, P., & Zensus, J. A. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    The Galactic Centre in the Millimeter Regime: Observations with CARMA
  72. Zamaninasab, M., Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Sabha, N., Dovciak, M., Karas, V., Schödel, R., García-Marín, M., Kunneriath, D., Nishiyama, S., Straubmeier, C., Valencia-Schneider, M., & Zensus, A. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    Near Infrared Polarimetry as a Tool for Testing the Properties of Radiation from Sagittarius A*
  73. García-Marín, M., Eckart, A., Weiss, A., Witzel, G., Bremer, M., Zamaninasab, M., Schödel, R., Kunneriath, D., Sabha, N., Baganoff, F., Dovvciak, M., Duschl, W. J., Moultaka, J., Karas, V., Najarro, F., Mužić, K., Straubmeier, C., Vogel, S. N., Krips, M., & Wiesemeyer, H. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    Sub-Millimeter View of the Galactic Center
  74. Sabha, N., Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Zamaninasab, M., Schödel, R., Zernickel, A., García-Marín, M., Kunneriath, D., Moultaka, J., Mužić, K., & Straubmeier, C. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    The Low Luminosity State of Sagittarius A*
  75. Eckart, A., Zamaninasab, M., Sabha, N., García-Marín, M., Kunneriath, D., Straubmeier, C., Muzic, K., Witzel, G., Bremer, M., Valencia-Schneider, M., Karas, V., Dovciak, M., Morris, M. R., Baganoff, F., Schödel, R., Moultaka, J., Buchholz, R. M., Duschl, W., & Zensus, A. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    Coordinated Multi-Wavelength Observations of Variable Emission from the Galactic Center
  76. Schödel, R. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    The Milky Way Nuclear Star Cluster in Context
  77. Buchholz, R. M., Schödel, R., & Eckart, A. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    Composition of the Galactic Center Star Cluster
  78. Moultaka, J., Eckart, A., & Schödel, R. 2011, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
    Probing the Interstellar and Circumstellar Media in the Central Parsec with M-band Spectroscopy
  79. Eckart, Andreas, Sjouwerman, Lorant, Straubmeier, Christian, Kunneriath, Devaky, Witzel, Gunther, Schoedel, Rainer, Garcia-Marin, Macarena, & Valencia-S., Monica Eilene 2011, ATNF Proposal
    Coordinated Observations of SgrA* in 2011
  80. Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Buchholz, R. M., Zamaninasab, M., Lenzen, R., Schödel, R., Araujo, C., Sabha, N., Bremer, M., Karas, V., Straubmeier, C., & Muzic, K. 2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The instrumental polarization of the Nasmyth focus polarimetric differential imager NAOS/CONICA (NACO) at the VLT. Implications for time-resolved polarimetric measurements of Sagittarius A*
  81. Mužić, K., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Buchholz, R., Zamaninasab, M., & Witzel, G. 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Comet-shaped sources at the Galactic center. Evidence of a wind from the central 0.2 pc
  82. Girard, Julien H. V., Kasper, Markus, Quanz, Sascha P., Kenworthy, Matthew A., Rengaswamy, Sridharan, Schödel, Rainer, Gallenne, Alexandre, Gillessen, Stefan, Huerta, Nicolas, Kervella, Pierre, Kornweibel, Nick, Lenzen, Rainer, Mérand, Antoine, Montagnier, Guillaume, O'Neal, Jared, & Zins, Gérard 2010, Adaptive Optics Systems II
    Status and new operation modes of the versatile VLT/NaCo
  83. Kunneriath, D., Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Zamaninasab, M., Gießübel, R., Schödel, R., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M. R., Dovčiak, M., Duschl, W. J., García-Marín, M., Karas, V., König, S., Krichbaum, T. P., Krips, M., Lu, R.-S., Mauerhan, J., Moultaka, J., Mužić, K., Sabha, N., Najarro, F., Pott, J.-U., Schuster, K. F., Sjouwerman, L. O., Straubmeier, C., Thum, C., Vogel, S. N., Teuben, P., Weiss, A., Wiesemeyer, H., & Zensus, J. A. 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Coordinated NIR/mm observations of flare emission from Sagittarius A*
  84. Schödel, R., Girard, J., Rengaswamy, S., Montagnier, Eckart, A., Ghez, A., & Morris, M. 2010, IAC Talks, Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminars from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
    Perspectives for speckle cameras at the GTC and WHT
  85. Pott, Jorg-Uwe, Malkan, Matt A., Elitzur, Moshe, Ghez, Andrea M., Herbst, Tom M., Schödel, Rainer, & Woillez, Julien 2010, The Astrophysical Journal
    Luminosity-variation Independent Location of the Circum-nuclear, Hot Dust in NGC 4151
  86. Schoedel, Rainer 2010, Dynamics from the Galactic Center to the Milky Way Halo
    A Stellar Cusp around Sagittarius A*?
  87. Eckart, Andreas, Sjouwerman, Lorant, Straubmeier, Christian, Kunneriath, Devaky, Witzel, Gunther, Schoedel, Rainer, & Garcia Marin, Macarena 2010, ATNF Proposal
    Coordinated Observations of SgrA* in 2010
  88. Sabha, N., Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Buchholz, R. M., Bremer, M., Gießübel, R., García-Marín, M., Kunneriath, D., Muzic, K., Schödel, R., Straubmeier, C., Zamaninasab, M., & Zernickel, A. 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The extreme luminosity states of Sagittarius A*
  89. Schödel, R., Najarro, F., Muzic, K., & Eckart, A. 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Peering through the veil: near-infrared photometry and extinction for the Galactic nuclear star cluster. Accurate near infrared H, Ks, and L' photometry and the near-infrared extinction-law toward the central parsec of the Galaxy
  90. Zamaninasab, M., Eckart, A., Witzel, G., Dovciak, M., Karas, V., Schödel, R., Gießübel, R., Bremer, M., García-Marín, M., Kunneriath, D., Mužić, K., Nishiyama, S., Sabha, N., Straubmeier, C., & Zensus, A. 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Near infrared flares of Sagittarius A*. Importance of near infrared polarimetry
  91. Schödel, R. 2010, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Accurate photometry with adaptive optics in the presence of anisoplanatic effects with a sparsely sampled PSF. The Galactic center as an example of a challenging target for accurate AO photometry
  92. Schoedel, R., Najarro, F., Muzic, K., & Eckart, A. 2009, ArXiv e-prints
    Peering through the veil: near-infrared photometry and extinction for the Galactic nuclear star cluster
  93. Schoedel, R. 2009, ArXiv e-prints
    Accurate photometry with adaptive optics in the presence of anisoplanatic effects with a sparsely sampled PSF
  94. Schoedel, R., Najarro, F., Muzic, K., & Eckart, A. 2009, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: NIR observations of stars near SgrA* (Schoedel+, 2010)
  95. Moultaka, J., Eckart, A., & Schödel, R. 2009, The Astrophysical Journal
    M-band Spectra of Dust-embedded Sources at the Galactic Center
  96. Nishiyama, Shogo, Tamura, Motohide, Hatano, Hirofumi, Nagata, Tetsuya, Kudo, Tomoyuki, Ishii, Miki, Schödel, Rainer, & Eckart, Andreas 2009, The Astrophysical Journal
    Near-Infrared Polarimetry of Flares from Sgr A* with Subaru/CIAO
  97. Pott, Jorg-Uwe, Woillez, Julien, Malkan, Matthew, Schodel, Rainer, & Elitzur, Moshe 2009, NOAO Proposal
    Studying Seyfert AGN at highest angular resolution with the Keck Interferometer
  98. Schödel, R., Merritt, D., & Eckart, A. 2009, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The nuclear star cluster of the Milky Way: proper motions and mass
  99. Eckart, A., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M. R., Kunneriath, D., Zamaninasab, M., Witzel, G., Schödel, R., García-Marín, M., Meyer, L., Bower, G. C., Marrone, D., Bautz, M. W., Brandt, W. N., Garmire, G. P., Ricker, G. R., Straubmeier, C., Roberts, D. A., Muzic, K., Mauerhan, J., & Zensus, A. 2009, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Modeling mm- to X-ray flare emission from Sagittarius A*
  100. Buchholz, R. M., Schödel, R., & Eckart, A. 2009, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Composition of the galactic center star cluster. Population analysis from adaptive optics narrow band spectral energy distributions
  101. Schoedel, R., Merritt, D., & Eckart, A. 2009, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: Proper motions of stars near SgrA* (Schoedel+, 2009)
  102. Buchholz, R. M., Schoedel, R., & Eckart, A. 2009, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: NIR observations of sources in galactic center (Buchholz+, 2009)
  103. Meyer, L., Do, T., Ghez, A., Morris, M. R., Yelda, S., Schödel, R., & Eckart, A. 2009, The Astrophysical Journal
    A Power-Law Break in the Near-Infrared Power Spectrum of the Galactic Center Black Hole
  104. Pott, Jorg-Uwe, Woillez, Julien, Malkan, Matthew, Schodel, Rainer, & Elitzur, Moshe 2009, NOAO Proposal
    Studying Seyfert AGN at highest angular resolution with the Keck Interferometer
  105. Schödel, Rainer 2009, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    PREFACE: The Universe under the Microscope: Astrophysics at High Angular Resolution
  106. Schödel, R. 2009, Fringe 2009
    Limiting aspects in length measurements by interferometry
  107. Ghez, Andrea, Morris, Mark, Lu, Jessica, Weinberg, Nevin, Matthews, Keith, Alexander, Tal, Armitage, Phil, Becklin, Eric, Brown, Warren, Campbell, Randy, Do, Tuan, Eckart, Andrea, Genzel, Reinhard, Gould, Andy, Hansen, Brad, Ho, Luis, Lo, Fred, Loeb, Avi, Melia, Fulvio, Merritt, David, Milosavljevic, Milos, Perets, Hagai, Rasio, Fred, Reid, Mark, Salim, Samir, Schödel, Rainer, & Yelda, Sylvana 2009, astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey
    The Galactic Center: A Laboratory for Fundamental Astrophysics and Galactic Nuclei
  108. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., García-Marín, M., Witzel, G., Weiss, A., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M. R., Bertram, T., Dovčiak, M., Duschl, W. J., Karas, V., König, S., Krichbaum, T. P., Krips, M., Kunneriath, D., Lu, R.-S., Markoff, S., Mauerhan, J., Meyer, L., Moultaka, J., Mužić, K., Najarro, F., Pott, J.-U., Schuster, K. F., Sjouwerman, L. O., Straubmeier, C., Thum, C., Vogel, S. N., Wiesemeyer, H., Zamaninasab, M., & Zensus, J. A. 2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Simultaneous NIR/sub-mm observation of flare emission from Sagittarius A*
  109. Meyer, L., Do, T., Ghez, A., Morris, M. R., Witzel, G., Eckart, A., Bélanger, G., & Schödel, R. 2008, The Astrophysical Journal
    A 600 Minute Near-Infrared Light Curve of Sagittarius A*
  110. Schödel, Rainer, Merritt, David, & Eckart, Andreas 2008, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    The nuclear star cluster of the Milky Way
  111. Mužić, K., Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Meyer, L., & Zensus, A. 2008, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    The nature of IRS 13N: YSOs in the central parsec of the galaxy?
  112. Zamaninasab, M., Eckart, A., Meyer, L., Schödel, R., Dovciak, M., Karas, V., Kunneriath, D., Witzel, G., Gießübel, R., König, S., Straubmeier, C., & Zensus, A. 2008, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    An evolving hot spot orbiting around Sgr A*
  113. Kunneriath, D., Eckart, A., Vogel, S., Sjouwerman, L., Wiesemeyer, H., Schödel, R., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M., Bertram, T., Dovciak, M., Dowries, D., Duschl, W. J., Karas, V., Konig, S., Krichbaum, T., Krips, M., Lu, R.-S., Markoff, S., Mauerhan, J., Meyer, L., Moultaka, J., Muzic, K., Najarro, F., Schuster, K., Straubmeier, C., Thum, C., Witzel, G., Zamaninasab, M., & Zensus, A. 2008, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Coordinated mm/sub-mm observations of Sagittarius A* in May 2007
  114. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M., Bertram, T., Dovciak, M., Dowries, D., Duschl, W. J., Karas, V., König, S., Krichbaum, T., Krips, M., Kunneriath, D., Lu, R.-S., Markoff, S., Mauerhan, J., Meyer, L., Moultaka, J., Muzic, K., Najarro, F., Schuster, K., Sjouwerman, L., Straubmeier, C., Thum, C., Vogel, S., Wiesemeyer, H., Witzel, G., Zamaninasab, M., & Zensus, A. 2008, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Coordinated multi-wavelength observations of Sgr A*
  115. Eckart, Andreas, Schödel, Rainer, García-Marín, Macarena, Witzel, Gunther, Weiss, Azel, Baganoff, Frederick, Morris, Mark R., Bertram, Thomas, Dovčiak, Michal, Downes, Dennis, Duschl, Wolfgang, Karas, Vladimír, König, Sabine, Krichbaum, Thomas, Krips, Melanie, Kunneriath, Devaky, Lu, Ru-Sen, Markoff, Sera, Mauerhan, Jon, Meyer, Leo, Moultaka, Jihane, MužíC, Koraljka, Najarro, Francisco, Pott, Jörg-Uwe, Schuster, Karl, Sjouwerman, Loránt, Straubmeier, Christian, Thum, Clemens, Vogel, Stuart, Wiesemeyer, Helmut, Zamaninasab, Mohammad, & Zensus, Anton 2008, The Messenger
    Probing Sagittarius A* and its Environment at the Galactic Centre: VLT and APEX Working in Synergy
  116. Pott, J.-U., Eckart, A., Glindemann, A., Kraus, S., Schödel, R., Ghez, A. M., Woillez, J., & Weigelt, G. 2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    First VLTI infrared spectro-interferometry on GCIRS 7. Characterizing the prime reference source for Galactic center observations at highest angular resolution
  117. Eckart, Andreas, Witzel, Gunther, Kunneriath, Devaky, König, Sabine, Straubmeier, Christian, Bertram, Thomas, Zamaninasab, Mohammad, Schödel, Rainer, Muzic, Koraljka, Tremou, Evangelia, Meyer, Leonhard, Rost, Steffen, Vogel, Stuart, Wiesemeyer, Helmut, Sjouwerman, Lorant, & Herbst, Tom 2008, Optical and Infrared Interferometry
    Prospects for observing the Galactic Center: combining LBT LINC-NIRVANA observations in the near-infrared with observations in the mm/sub-mm wavelength domain
  118. Schödel, Rainer & Eckart, A. 2008, Formation and Evolution of Galaxy Bulges
    The (quite dark) stellar cluster around the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* at the center of the Milky Way
  119. Markoff, Sera, Nowak, Michael, Young, Andrew, Marshall, Herman L., Canizares, Claude R., Peck, Alison, Krips, Melanie, Petitpas, Glen, Schödel, Rainer, Bower, Geoffrey C., Chandra, Poonam, Ray, Alak, Muno, Michael, Gallagher, Sarah, Hornstein, Seth, & Cheung, Chi C. 2008, The Astrophysical Journal
    Results from an Extensive Simultaneous Broadband Campaign on the Underluminous Active Nucleus M81*: Further Evidence for Mass-scaling Accretion in Black Holes
  120. Scharwächter, J., Eckart, A., Zuther, J., Pfalzner, S., Saviane, I., Ivanov, V. D., Tacconi-Garman, L. E., Kotilainen, J. K., Reunanen, J., & Schödel, R. 2008, Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica Conference Series
    Case Studies of Interacting QSO Host Galaxies
  121. Eckart, A., Meyer, L., Zamaninasab, M., Schödel, R., Muzic, K., Kunneriath, D., Witzel, G., Straubmeier, C., Zensus, A., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M., Duschl, W. J., Dovciak, M., Karas, V., & Moultalka, J. 2008, Dark Matter in Astroparticle and Particle Physics
    The Dark Mass at the Center of the Milky Way:. NIR and X-Ray Flare Emission from SGR A*
  122. Eckart, Andreas, Markoff, Sera, Schoedel, Rainer, Sjouwerman, Lorant, Morris, Mark, Mauerhan, Jon C., Baganoff, Frederick K., Meyer, Leo, Straubmeier, Christian, Kunneriath, Devaky, & Witzel, Gunther 2008, ATNF Proposal
    Coordinated Observations of SgrA*
  123. Mužić, K., Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Meyer, L., & Zensus, A. 2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    IRS 13N: a new comoving group of sources at the Galactic center
  124. Pott, J.-U., Eckart, A., Glindemann, A., Schödel, R., Viehmann, T., & Robberto, M. 2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The enigma of GCIRS 3. Constraining the properties of the mid-infrared reference star of the central parsec of the Milky Way with optical long-baseline interferometry
  125. Eckart, A., Baganoff, F. K., Zamaninasab, M., Morris, M. R., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Muzic, K., Bautz, M. W., Brandt, W. N., Garmire, G. P., Ricker, G. R., Kunneriath, D., Straubmeier, C., Duschl, W., Dovciak, M., Karas, V., Markoff, S., Najarro, F., Mauerhan, J., Moultaka, J., & Zensus, A. 2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Polarized NIR and X-ray flares from Sagittarius A*
  126. Perger, M., Moultaka, J., Eckart, A., Viehmann, T., Schödel, R., & Muzic, K. 2008, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Compact mid-IR sources east of Galactic Center source IRS5
  127. Paumard, T., Perrin, G., Eckart, A., Genzel, R., Léna, P., Schödel, R., Eisenhauer, F., Müller, T., & Gillessen, S. 2008, The Power of Optical/IR Interferometry: Recent Scientific Results and 2nd Generation
    Scientific Prospects for VLTI in the Galactic Centre: Getting to the Schwarzschild Radius
  128. Eckart, A., Pott, J.-U., Glindemann, A., Viehmann, T., Schödel, R., Straubmeier, C., Leinert, C., Feldt, M.., Genzel, R., & Robberto, M. 2008, The Power of Optical/IR Interferometry: Recent Scientific Results and 2nd Generation
    IRS 3 - The Brightest Compact MIR Source in the Galactic Center
  129. Zamaninasab, M., Eckart, A., Kunneriath, D., Witzel, G., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Dovciak, M., Karas, V., König, S., Krichbaum, T., Lu, R. S., Straubmeier, C., & Zensus, J. A. 2008, Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana
    Flares of Sgr A*: from X-ray to mm .
  130. Meyer, L., Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Duschl, W. J., Karas, V., & Dovčiak, M. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    On the orientation of the Sagittarius A* system
  131. Mužić, K., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., & Zensus, A. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    First proper motions of thin dust filaments at the Galactic center
  132. Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Alexander, T., Merritt, D., Genzel, R., Sternberg, A., Meyer, L., Kul, F., Moultaka, J., Ott, T., & Straubmeier, C. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The structure of the nuclear stellar cluster of the Milky Way
  133. Mužić, K., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., & Zensus, A. 2007, Black Holes from Stars to Galaxies -- Across the Range of Masses
    Proper motions of thin filaments at the Galactic Center
  134. Meyer, Leonhard, Eckart, Andreas, Schödel, Rainer, Dovčiak, Michal, Karas, Vladimír, & Duschl, Wolfgang J. 2007, Black Holes from Stars to Galaxies -- Across the Range of Masses
    The orbiting spot model gives constraints on the parameters of the supermassive black hole in the Galactic Center
  135. Schödel, Rainer & Eckart, Andreas 2007, Black Holes from Stars to Galaxies -- Across the Range of Masses
    The structure of the nuclear stellar cluster of the Milky Way
  136. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Straubmeier, C., Dovčiak, M., Karas, V., Morris, M. R., & Baganoff, F. K. 2007, Black Holes from Stars to Galaxies -- Across the Range of Masses
    Variable and polarized emission from SgrA*
  137. Schoedel, Rainer, Markoff, Sera, Eckart, Andreas, Sjouwerman, Lorant, Morris, Mark, Mauerhan, Jon C., Baganoff, Frederick K., Meyer, Leo, & Straubmeier, Christian 2007, ATNF Proposal
    Coordinated multi-wavelength observations of Sgr A*
  138. Schödel, R., Krips, M., Markoff, S., Neri, R., & Eckart, A. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The millimetre variability of M 81*. Multi-epoch dual frequency mm-observations of the nucleus of M 81
  139. Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Mužić, K., Meyer, L., Viehmann, T., & Bower, G. C. 2007, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The possibility of detecting Sagittarius A* at 8.6 μm from sensitive imaging of the Galactic center
  140. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Ott, T., Trippe, S., & Genzel, R. 2007, Relativistic Astrophysics Legacy and Cosmology - Einstein's Legacy
    The Flare Activity of Sagittarius A
  141. Meyer, Leonhard, Eckart, Andreas, Schodel, Rainer, Duschl, Wolfgang J., 3, Dovciak, Michal, & Karas, Vladimir 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    A two component hot spot/ring model for the NIR flares of Sagittarius A*
  142. Eckart, A., Schodel, R., Meyer, L., Trippe, S., Ott, T., Genzel, R., Muzic, K., Moultaka, J., Straubmeier, C., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M., & Bower, G. C. 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Multi-wavelength and polarimetric observations of Sagittarius A*
  143. Schödel, Rainer & Eckart, Andreas 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    The millimeter variability of M81*
  144. Muzic, K., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., & Zensus, A. 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Thin filaments at the Galactic Center: identification and proper motions
  145. Trippe, S., Gillessen, S., Ott, T., Eisenhauer, F., Paumard, T., Martins, F., Genzel, R., Schödel, R., Eckart, A., & Alexander, T. 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    Stellar orbits around Sgr <SUP>A*</SUP>
  146. Pott, Jörg-Uwe, Eckart, Andreas, Glindemann, Andreas, & Schödel, Rainer 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    First infrared VLTI fringes on Galactic Center sources
  147. Schödel, Rainer & Eckart, Andreas 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    The structure of the nuclear stellar cluster of the Milky Way
  148. Moultaka, Jihane, Eckart, Andreas, Viehmann, Thomas, & Schödel, Rainer 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    ISAAC M-band spectroscopy of dust embedded sources at the Galactic Center
  149. Schödel, Rainer, Bower, Geoffrey C., Muno, Michael P., Nayakshin, Sergei, & Ott, Thomas 2006, Journal of Physics Conference Series
    PREFACE: Galactic Center Workshop 2006
  150. Meyer, L., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Duschl, W. J., Mužić, K., Dovčiak, M., & Karas, V. 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Near-infrared polarimetry setting constraints on the orbiting spot model for Sgr A* flares
  151. Schoedel, R., Eckart, A., Muzic, K., Meyer, L., Viehmann, T., & Bower, G. C. 2006, ArXiv Astrophysics e-prints
    The possibility of detecting Sagittarius A* at 8.6 mum
  152. Meyer, L., Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Karas, V., Dovčiak, M., & Duschl, W. J. 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    K-band polarimetry of an Sgr A* flare with a clear sub-flare structure
  153. Broderick, A. 2006, Classical and Quantum Gravity
    Book Review:
  154. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Müzić, K., Pott, J., Moultaka, J., Straubmeier, C., Dovciak, M., Karas, V., Genzel, R., Ott, T., Trippe, S., Najarro, F., Morris, M., & Baganoff, F. 2006, The Messenger
    The Galactic Centre: The Flare Activity of SgrA* and High-Resolution Explorations of Dusty Stars
  155. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Trippe, S., Ott, T., & Genzel, R. 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Polarimetry of near-infrared flares from Sagittarius A*
  156. Eckart, Andreas, Schödel, Rainer, Straubmeier, Christian, Bertram, Thomas, Pott, Jörg-Uwe, Muzic, Koraljka, Meyer, Leonhard, Moultaka, Jihane, Viehmann, Thomas, Rost, Steffen, & Herbst, Tom 2006, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series
    Interferometric observations of the galactic center: LBT and VLTI
  157. Fischer, S., Iserlohe, C., Zuther, J., Bertram, T., Straubmeier, C., Schödel, R., & Eckart, A. 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Nearby AGN and their hosts in the near infrared
  158. Viehmann, T., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Pott, J.-U., & Moultaka, J. 2006, The Astrophysical Journal
    Dusty Sources at the Galactic Center the N- and Q-Band Views with VISIR
  159. Eckart, A., Baganoff, F. K., Schödel, R., Morris, M., Genzel, R., Bower, G. C., Marrone, D., Moran, J. M., Viehmann, T., Bautz, M. W., Brandt, W. N., Garmire, G. P., Ott, T., Trippe, S., Ricker, G. R., Straubmeier, C., Roberts, D. A., Yusef-Zadeh, F., Zhao, J. H., & Rao, R. 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The flare activity of Sagittarius A*. New coordinated mm to X-ray observations
  160. Trippe, S., Martins, F., Ott, T., Paumard, T., Abuter, R., Eisenhauer, F., Gillessen, S., Genzel, R., Eckart, A., & Schödel, R. 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    GCIRS34W: an irregular variable in the Galactic Centre
  161. Krips, M., Eckart, A., Neri, R., Schödel, R., Leon, S., Downes, D., García-Burillo, S., & Combes, F. 2006, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Continuum emission in NGC 1068 and NGC 3147: indications for a turnover in the core spectra
  162. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Meyer, L., Trippe, S., Ott, T., Genzel, R., Moultaka, J., & Muzic, K. 2006, Visions for Infrared Astronomy, Instrumentation, Mesure, Métrologie
    NIR/X-Ray Variability and Polarized NIR Emission of SgrA*. The Massive Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way
  163. Moultaka, J., Viehmann, T., Schödel, R., Pott, J., & Eckart, A. 2006, Visions for Infrared Astronomy, Instrumentation, Mesure, Métrologie
    Mid-IR Probes of the ISM and Stellar Populations at the Galatic Center
  164. Moultaka, J., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Viehman, T., & Najarro, F. 2005, SF2A-2005: Semaine de l'Astrophysique Francaise
    Studying the interstellar and circumstellar media at the Galactic Center
  165. Moultaka, J., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Viehmann, T., & Najarro, F. 2005, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    VLT L-band mapping of the Galactic center IRS 3-IRS 13 region. Evidence for new Wolf-Rayet type stars
  166. Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Straubmeier, C., & Pott, J.-U. 2005, Reviews in Modern Astronomy
    NIR Observations of the Galactic Center
  167. Paumard, T., Perrin, G., Eckart, A., Genzel, R., Lena, P., Schoedel, R., Eisenhauer, F., Mueller, T., & Gillessen, S. 2005, Astronomische Nachrichten
    Scientific prospects for VLTI in the Galactic Centre: Getting to the Schwarzschild radius.
  168. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Moultaka, J., Straubmeier, C., Viehmann, T., Pfalzner, S., & Pott, J.-U. 2005, The Evolution of Starbursts
    The Galactic Center: The Stellar Cluster and the Massive Black Hole
  169. Eisenhauer, F., Genzel, R., Alexander, T., Abuter, R., Paumard, T., Ott, T., Gilbert, A., Gillessen, S., Horrobin, M., Trippe, S., Bonnet, H., Dumas, C., Hubin, N., Kaufer, A., Kissler-Patig, M., Monnet, G., Ströbele, S., Szeifert, T., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., & Zucker, S. 2005, The Astrophysical Journal
    SINFONI in the Galactic Center: Young Stars and Infrared Flares in the Central Light-Month
  170. Schödel, R., Eckart, A., Iserlohe, C., Genzel, R., & Ott, T. 2005, The Astrophysical Journal
    A Black Hole in the Galactic Center Complex IRS 13E?
  171. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Straubmeier, C., Mouaward, N., & Pfalzner, S. 2005, The Identification of Dark Matter
    News from the Dark Mass at the Center of the Milky Way
  172. Viehmann, T., Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Moultaka, J., Straubmeier, C., & Pott, J.-U. 2005, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    L- and M-band imaging observations of the Galactic Center region
  173. Pott, Jorg-Uwe, Eckart, Andreas, Glindemann, Andreas, Viehmann, Thomas, Schodel, Rainer, Straubmeier, Christian, Leinert, Christoph, Feldt, Markus, Genzel, Reinhard, & Robberto, Massimo 2005, The Messenger
    VLTI Observations of IRS 3: The brightest compact MIR source at the Galactic Centre
  174. Viehmann, T., Eckart, A., Schoedel, R., Moultaka, J., Straubmeier, C., & Pott, J.-U. 2005, VizieR Online Data Catalog
    VizieR Online Data Catalog: L- & M-band imaging of the Galactic Center (Viehmann+, 2005)
  175. Mouawad, N., Eckart, A., Pfalzner, S., Schödel, R., Moultaka, J., & Spurzem, R. 2005, Astronomische Nachrichten
    Weighing the cusp at the Galactic Centre
  176. Eckart, Andreas, Moultaka, J., Viehmann, T., Straubmeier, C., Mouawad, N., Schödel, R., Genzel, R., & Ott, T. 2005, Science with Adaptive Optics
    Infrared Excess Sources in the Galactic Center Stellar Cluster
  177. Genzel, Reinhard, Ott, Thomas, Eckart, Andreas, Schödel, Rainer, & Alexander, Tal 2005, Science with Adaptive Optics
    Inward Bound: High Resolution AO Observations of the Galactic Center
  178. Schödel, R. & Eckart, A. 2005, Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana
    The Centre of the Milky Way: Stellar Dynamics, Potential Star Formation, and Variable NIR Emission from Sgr A*
  179. Schödel, R., Genzel, R., Eckart, A., & Ott, T. 2005, Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context
    The Compact Stellar Cluster Around Sgr A* and the Nature of Sgr A*
  180. Mouawad, N., Pfalzner, S., Schödel, R., Spurzem, R., Moultaka, J., & Eckart, A. 2005, Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context
    Non-Keplerian Potential at the Galactic Centre?
  181. Eckart, A., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M., Bautz, M. W., Brandt, W. N., Garmire, G. P., Genzel, R., Ott, T., Ricker, G. R., Straubmeier, C., Viehmann, T., Schödel, R., Bower, G. C., & Goldston, J. E. 2005, Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context
    First Simultaneous NIR/X-ray Flare Detection from SgrA*
  182. Eckart, A., Schödel, R., Straubmeier, C., Viehmann, T., Pott, J.-U., & Mouawad, N. 2005, Dark matter in astro- and particle physics
    The Milky Way's black hole and the central stellar cluster: variable emission from SgrA*
  183. Eckart, Andreas, Schödel, Rainer, & Straubmeier, Christian 2005, The black hole at the center of the Milky Way / Andreas Eckart, Rainer Schödel, Christian Straubmeier. London:Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., c2005.
    The black hole at the center of the Milky Way
  184. Moultaka, J., Eckart, A., Viehmann, T., Schödel, R., Mouawad, N., & Straubmeier, C. 2004, The Interplay Among Black Holes, Stars and ISM in Galactic Nuclei
    IR excess stars and shock filaments at the Galactic center
  185. Eckart, A., Baganoff, F. K., Morris, M., Bautz, M. W., Brandt, W. N., Garmire, G. P., Genzel, R., Ott, T., Ricker, G. R., Straubmeier, C., Viehmann, T., Schödel, R., Bower, G. C., & Goldston, J. E. 2004, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    First simultaneous NIR/X-ray detection of a flare from Sgr A*
  186. Eckart, Andreas, Zuther, Jens, Mouawad, Nelly, Schodel, Rainer, Straubmeier, Christian, Bertram, Thomas, Pott, Joerg-Uwe, Scharwachter, Julia, & Herbst, Thomas M. 2004, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
    Scientific potential for LINC NIRVANA observations of galactic nuclei
  187. Schödel, R. & Genzel, R. 2004, How Does the Galaxy Work?
    The Galactic Centre and Its Black Hole
  188. Moultaka, J., Eckart, A., Viehmann, T., Mouawad, N., Straubmeier, C., Ott, T., & Schödel, R. 2004, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Dust embedded sources at the Galactic Center. 2 to 4 μm imaging and spectroscopy in the central parsec
  189. Clénet, Y., Rouan, D., Gratadour, D., Lacombe, F., Gendron, E., Genzel, R., Ott, T., Schödel, R., & Léna, P. 2004, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Detection of the Sgr A* activity at 3.8 and 4.8 μm with NACO
  190. Mouawad, Nelly, Eckart, Andreas, Pfalzner, Suzanna, Schödel, Rainer, Moultaka, Jihane, & Spurzem, Rainer 2004, Astronomische Nachrichten Supplement
    Weighting the Cusp at the Galactic Centre
  191. Clénet, Y., Rouan, D., Gendron, E., Lacombe, F., Lagrange, A.-M., Mouillet, D., Magnard, Y., Rousset, G., Fusco, T., Montri, J., Genzel, R., Schödel, R., Ott, T., Eckart, A., Marco, O., & Tacconi-Garman, L. 2004, Astronomy and Astrophysics
    The infrared L'-band view of the Galactic Center with NAOS-CONICA at VLT
  192. Schödel, R., Genzel, R., Baganoff, F. K., & Eckart, A. 2004, Galactic Center Newsletter
    On the Road Toward a Deeper Understanding of Sgr A* and its Environment
  193. Horrobin, M., Eisenhauer, F., Tecza, M., Thatte, N., Genzel, R., Abuter, R., Iserlohe, C., Schreiber, J., Schegerer, A., Lutz, D., Ott, T., & Schödel, R. 2004, Astronomische Nachrichten
    First results from SPIFFI. I: The Galactic Center
  194. Eckart, A., Genzel, R., & Schödel, R. 2004, Progress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
    The Massive Accreting Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way
  195. Schödel, R., Genzel, R., & Eckart, A. 2004, The Dense Interstellar Medium in Galaxies
    The Galactic Center: Breakthroughs with VLT/NACO
  196. Eisenhauer, F., Schödel, R., Genzel, R., Ott, T., Tecza, M., Abuter, R., Eckart, A., & Alexander, T. 2003, The Astrophysical Journal
    A Geometric Determination of the Distance to the Galactic Center
  197. Genzel, R., Schödel, R., Ott, T., Eckart, A., Alexander, T., Lacombe, F., Rouan, D., & Aschenbach, B. 2003, Nature
    Near-infrared flares from accreting gas around the supermassive black hole at the Galactic Centre
  198. Schödel, R., Ott, T., Genzel, R., Eckart, A., Mouawad, N., & Alexander, T. 2003, The Astrophysical Journal
    Stellar Dynamics in the Central Arcsecond of Our Galaxy
  199. Genzel, R., Ott, T., Schödel, R., & Eckart, A. 2003, Texas in Tuscany. XXI Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
    The Galactic Center Black Hole
  200. Eisenhauer, F., Tecza, M., Thatte, N., Genzel, R., Abuter, R., Iserlohe, C., Schreiber, J., Huber, S., Roehrle, C., Horrobin, M., Schegerer, A., Baker, A. J., Bender, R., Davies, R., Lehnert, M., Lutz, D., Nesvadba, N., Ott, T., Seitz, S., Schoedel, R., Tacconi, L. J., Bonnet, H., Castillo, R., Conzelmann, R., Donaldson, R., Finger, G., Gillet, G., Hubin, N., Kissler-Patig, M., Lizon, J.-L., Monnet, G., & Stroebele, S. 2003, The Messenger
    The Universe in 3D: First Observations with SPIFFI, the Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer for the VLT
  201. Genzel, R., Schödel, R., Ott, T., Eisenhauer, F., Hofmann, R., Lehnert, M., Eckart, A., Alexander, T., Sternberg, A., Lenzen, R., Clénet, Y., Lacombe, F., Rouan, D., Renzini, A., & Tacconi-Garman, L. E. 2003, The Astrophysical Journal
    The Stellar Cusp around the Supermassive Black Hole in the Galactic Center
  202. Eckart, A., Moultaka, J., Viehmann, T., Straubmeier, C., Mouawad, N., Genzel, R., Ott, T., Schödel, R., Baganoff, F. K., & Morris, M. R. 2003, Astronomische Nachrichten Supplement
    Monitoring Sagittarius A* in the MIR with the VLT
  203. Ott, Thomas, Genzel, Reinhard, Eckart, Andreas, & Schödel, Rainer 2003, Astronomische Nachrichten Supplement
    Stellar Dynamics in the Galactic Center: 1000 Stars in 100 Nights
  204. Schödel, R., Genzel, R., Ott, T., & Eckart, A. 2003, Astronomische Nachrichten Supplement
    The Galactic Center stellar cluster: The central arcsecond
  205. Eckart, A., Moultaka, J., Viehmann, T., Straubmeier, C., Mouawad, N., Genzel, R., Ott, T., & Schödel, R. 2003, Astronomische Nachrichten Supplement
    New MIR Excess Sources north of the IRS 13 Complex
  206. Reid, Mark J., Menten, Karl M., Genzel, Reinhard, Ott, Thomas, Schödel, Rainer, & Brunthaler, Andreas 2003, Astronomische Nachrichten Supplement
    The Position, Motion, and Mass of Sgr A*
  207. Mouawad, N., Eckart, A., Pfalzner, S., Moultaka, J., Straubmeier, C., Spurzem, R., Schödel, R., & Ott, T. 2003, Astronomische Nachrichten Supplement
    Stellar Orbits at the Center of the Milky Way
  208. Schödel, Rainer, Genzel, Reinhard, & Ott, Thomas 2003, Sterne und Weltraum
    Das dunkle Herz unserer Milchstraße
  209. Reid, M. J., Menten, K. M., Genzel, R., Ott, T., Schödel, R., & Eckart, A. 2003, The Astrophysical Journal
    The Position of Sagittarius A*. II. Accurate Positions and Proper Motions of Stellar SiO Masers near the Galactic Center
  210. Lagrange, Anne-Marie, Chauvin, G., Fusco, Thierry, Gendron, Eric, Rouan, Daniel, Hartung, Markus, Lacombe, Francois, Mouillet, David, Rousset, Gerard, Drossart, Pierre, Lenzen, Rainer, Moutou, Claire, Brandner, Wolfgang, Hubin, Norbert N., Clenet, Yann, Stolte, Andrea, Schoedel, Rainer, Zins, Gerard, & Spyromilio, Jason 2003, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
    First diffraction limited images at VLT with NAOS and CONICA
  211. Ott, T., Schödel, R., Genzel, R., Eckart, A., Lacombe, F., Rouan, D., Hofmann, R., Lehnert, M., Alexander, T., Sternberg, A., Reid, M., Brandner, W., Lenzen, R., Hartung, M., Gendron, E., Clénet, Y., Léna, P., Rousset, G., Lagrange, A.-M., Ageorges, N., Hubin, N., Lidman, C., Moorwood, A. F. M., Renzini, A., Spyromilio, J., Tacconi-Garman, L. E., Menten, K. M., & Mouawad, N. 2003, The Messenger
    Inward bound: studying the Galactic Centre with NAOS/CONICA
  212. Schödel, R., Dierschke, K., Baumjohann, W., Nakamura, R., & Mukai, T. 2002, Annales Geophysicae
    The storm time central plasma sheet
  213. Schödel, R., Ott, T., Genzel, R., Hofmann, R., Lehnert, M., Eckart, A., Mouawad, N., Alexander, T., Reid, M. J., Lenzen, R., Hartung, M., Lacombe, F., Rouan, D., Gendron, E., Rousset, G., Lagrange, A.-M., Brandner, W., Ageorges, N., Lidman, C., Moorwood, A. F. M., Spyromilio, J., Hubin, N., & Menten, K. M. 2002, Nature
    A star in a 15.2-year orbit around the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
  214. Eckart, A., Genzel, R., Ott, T., & Schödel, R. 2002, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Stellar orbits near Sagittarius A*
  215. Baumjohann, W., Schödel, R., & Nakamura, R. 2002, Advances in Space Research
    Bursts of fast magnetotail flux transport
  216. Petrukovich, A. A., Baumjohann, W., Nakamura, R., Schödel, R., & Mukai, T. 2001, Journal of Geophysical Research
    Are earthward bursty bulk flows convective or field-aligned?
  217. Nakamura, R., Baumjohann, W., Schödel, R., Brittnacher, M., Sergeev, V. A., Kubyshkina, M., Mukai, T., & Liou, K. 2001, Journal of Geophysical Research
    Earthward flow bursts, auroral streamers, and small expansions
  218. Schödel, R., Nakamura, R., Baumjohann, W., & Mukai, T. 2001, Journal of Geophysical Research
    Rapid flux transport and plasma sheet reconfiguration
  219. Schödel, R., Baumjohann, W., Nakamura, R., Sergeev, V. A., & Mukai, T. 2001, Journal of Geophysical Research
    Rapid flux transport in the central plasma sheet
  220. Eckart, A., Genzel, R., Ott, T., & Schödel, R. 2001, Astronomische Gesellschaft Meeting Abstracts
    Stellar Orbits Near Sagittarius A*
  221. Baumjohann, W., Schödel, R., & Nakamura, R. 2000, Fifth International Conference on Substorms
    Bursts of High-speed Magnetotail Convection

Academic Degrees

2004 Doctor in Natural Sciences (Physics/Astrophysics). Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany: High Resolution Near-Infrared Imaging Observations of the Galactic Centre.
2000 Diploma in Geophysics. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany.

Positions held

2014 - present Research Fellow, funded by ERC Consolidator Grant, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, Spain. (2014-now)
2008 - 2014 Ramón y Cajal Fellow. Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), Granada, Spain
2003 - 2007 Postdoctoral Researcher. I.Physikalisches Institut, Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany.
2000 - 2003 Predoctoral Researcher. Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching bei München, Germany.

Graduate students

Aurelia Teresa Gallego-Calvente 2014 -
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

Eulalia Gallego-Cano 2014 -
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

Francisco Nogueras-Lara  2014 -
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.

Joel Sánchez Bermúdez. 2010-2015.
Study of the dynamical and morphological properties of massive stars with high angular resolution techniques.
Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain.
Defense date: 15 June 2015
Grade: Magna cum laude.
Honors: Prize for best PhD Thesis in Spanish Astronomy 2015, awarded by the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA)

Co-Supervisor, together with Prof. A Eckart, of the graduate students R. Buchholz (PhD 2012), L. Meyer (PhD 2008), and K. Muzic (PhD 2008),
Universitaet zu Koeln, Koeln, Germany.

Membership of Committees and Working Groups

  1. Member of the SKA Our Galaxy Science Working Group with a focus on the Galactic Center Key Science Project (http://astronomers.skatelescope.org/science-working-groups/milky-way/ )
  2. Member of Comisión Científica of the Spanish Astronomical Society (SEA) since March 2015.
  3. Advisor in the preparation of Spanish ERC Consolidator Grant candidates for theirinter- views, CSIC Headquarters, Madrid, 28 October 2014.
  4. Referee in the Observing Programmes Committee (OPC) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and chair of panel B1, November 2012 - May 2014.
  5. Member of Project Science Team of the Enhanced Resolution Imager and Spectrograph (ERIS), an instrument currently under development by ESO (European Southern Observatory). ERIS is planned as an adaptive optics instrument that will replace NaCo at the VLT unit telescope 4.
  6. Referee for ApJ, MNRAS, A & A, RMxAA, PASP, OPTICON.
  7. Referee in the Comisión de Asignación de Tiempos (Time Allocation Committee) of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain, as chair (Comisionado) of the panel GAES - Galaxies and Stars, November 2010 to November 2011.

Awards and Honours

2005       Otto-Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck Society
2013        ERC Consolidator Grant