2005 – Rashid Sunyaev

Rashid Sunyaev is a renowned scientist working in the fields of high-energy astrophysics and cosmology.

He is a Director of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching and also Head of the Department of High Energy Astrophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Among his major scientific contributions are the theory of accretion disks around black holes and neutron stars, the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect for galaxy clusters, the recombination of hydrogen and the formation of the cosmic microwave background radiation. Professor Sunyaev has authored more than 300 papers (including one of the two most cited works in modern astrophysics) and received a number of top international awards including the Gruber Cosmology Prize and the Gold Medal of the International Astronomical Union.

Public Lecture: Cosmic Microwave Background, Clusters of Galaxies and Cosmology

Technical Talk: The Sky in the Hard X-Rays