Deutsch Intern
  • "Eta-Catarina-Nebula"

Dr. Thomas Siegert


Building: 31 (Physik Ost)
Room: 02.003
Telephone: +49 931 31 81691

Office hours: please contact me via e-mail

My full publication list can be found here (link to ADS) or here (link to Google Scholar).

since 01.08.2022:
Akademischer Rat auf Zeit at the Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik / Lehrstuhl für Astronomie of the Julius Maximilians University (JMU/ITPA), Würzburg, Germany
(German: Habilitand; ~assistant professor)

01.10.2021 – 31.07.2022:
Mission Support Scientist for the telescope SPI aboard the INTEGRAL mission at the Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), Garching, Germany

01.05.2021 – 30.09.2021:
Returnee Stipend of the German Research Society (DFG)
Guest Researcher in the group of Prof. Dr. Karl Mannheim at the ITPA , Würzburg, Germany

01.05.2019 – 28.02.2021:
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences of the University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

01.03.2019 – 30.04.2019:
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Space Science Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA

01.03.2019 – 28.02.2021:
Walter-Benjamin Fellowship of the DFG

01.03.2017 – 28.02.2019:
Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Roland Diehl at MPE, Germany

01.12.2013 – 27.02.2017:
Doctoral studies (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in collaboration with the MPE, Garching, Germany
Supervisor: apl. Prof. Dr. Roland Diehl (MPE)
Thesis: Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy Throughout the Milky Way

01.09.2011 – 31.10.2013:  
Nuclear-, Particle-, and Astrophysics studies (M.Sc.) at the TUM, Germany

01.09.2008 – 15.03.2012:    
Physics studies (B.Sc.) at the TUM, Germany

Abitur, Joseph-von-Fraunhofer Gymnasium, Cham, Germany

Born in Berlin, Germany

  • 2022 – 2025: DLR Verbundforschung ('Datenanalyse-Softwareentwicklung für die NASA Small Explorer Mission COSI'; 1 PhD, 1 PostDoc position; 50OO2219): 416000 EUR
  • 2022: BayIntAn ('Der Kreislauf der Materie und Antimaterie im Kosmos aus der Sicht des neuen Gammateleskops COSI der NASA'; travel funds): 1700 EUR
  • 2021: DFG Returnee stipend (own position, 0.5-year stipend; SI 2502/3-1): 12000 EUR
  • 2020: SDSC XSEDE Computing time Startup Grant PHY200045, 20 kCPUh: 600 EUR
  • 2019 – 2021: DFG Walter Benjamin Fellowship (own position; SI 2502/1-1): 84000 EUR


  • DPG: Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft   
  • AG: Astronomische Gesellschaft    


  • COSI: Team member
  • COSI: Principal Analysis Software Developer 
  • CTA: Member