Basel Universität
Departement für Physik und Astronomie
Departement für Physik und Astronomie

PD Dr. Isabelle Cherchneff

Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
CH-4056 Basel

office: 4.30
tel.: +41 (0)61 267 3904
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Short Biography

  1. PhD in Astrophysics, The University of Michigan, USA, 1991
  2. Post-doctoctoral fellow, New York University, USA, 1992-1993
  3. Visiting research scientist, The Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, UK, 1994
  4. Lecturer in Astrophysics, UMIST, Manchester, UK, 1995-2000
  5. SNF Maria-Heim Voegtlin fellow, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2007-2009
  6. SNF Maria-Heim Voegtlin fellow, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2009-2010

Research Summary

Isabelle Cherchneff works on the formation and evolution of molecules and cosmic dust in various evolved stellar environments locally and in the early universe. They include AGB stellar winds, supernovae and their remnants, the colliding wind of massive binaries, and R CrB stars. Her work focuses on theoretical models based on coupling the chemistry and the physics of these environments to derive prescriptions for their molecule and dust components that can be later tested by observations. She is the leader of the ESF Eurogenesis CoDustMas network entilted dust formation and evolution in supernovae and their remnants:


List of publications