Werner Däppen

Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1342, U.S.A.

Phone: 213-740-1316
Fax: 213-740-8094

Email: dappen@usc.edu
       
   
EDUCATION

Diploma (Physics)
Dr.Sc.Nat. (Theoretical Physics)

ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

1975
1978
   
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS  

2006-
1998-
1991-1998
1988-1990
1987-1988
1986-1987
1984-1986
1982-1984
1978-1981

Professor and Chair
Professor
Associate Professor
Research Scientist
Research Scientist
Research Professor
Research Scientist
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Southern California
University of Southern California
University of Southern California
ESA-ESTEC (The Netherlands)
SAp (Saclay), CEA (France)
Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
High Altitute Observatory, Boulder, Colorado
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK)
Observatoire de Genève (Switzerland)

Visiting Positions  

2012-2013
2005-2006
1999 (Spring)
1998 (Fall)
1991-1992

Visiting Professor
Visiting Professor
Visiting Scientist
Visiting Scientist
Visiting Lecturer

Hamburg Observatory (Germany)
Jacobs University Bremen (Germany)
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge (UK)
Aarhus University (Denmark)
Institute for Astronomy, Vienna (Austria)

   
AWARDS

Overseas Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge (UK)
General Education Teaching Award, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC
Teacher of the Month Award, USC Mortar Board
Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching, Center for Excellence in Teaching, USC
General Education Teaching Award: for Distinguished Service to the
General Education Program
, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC

1999
2000
2001
2004

2007
   

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Atomic physics (X-ray emission in ion-atom collisions); Stellar structure and evolution;
Thermodynamics of stellar interiors; Solar and stellar oscillations; Long-term variations
of the Sun; Solar neutrino problem (WIMPs); Lithium abundance in open cluster stars;
Helioseismic diagnosis of the equation of state; Theory of reacting hot dense Coulomb
plasmas; Many-body simulations of stellar nuclear fusion.

As an organizer of a recent workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden (The Netherlands)
I had an excellent opportunity to define the broad range of interdisciplinary topics related
to stellar thermodynamics. An overview of these topics can be obtained from the program
and the scientific report of the conference.


TEACHING

I teach regularly core undergraduate and general education classes in physics and astronomy.

My teaching (and other) philosophy is reflected in part by the following links

The citation of my Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching (2004)

My interview (CU@USC) for Trojan Vision about the USC Astronomy Program

The audio file (rm) of my 2007 talk in the series of What Matters to Me and Why at USC

PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2000

INVITED TALKS (pdf)

CV WITH COMPLETE PUBLICATION LIST (pdf)

Address for Regular Mail:

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1342
U.S.A.

Address for Courier Deliveries:

USC, Dept. Physics & Astronomy
825 Bloom Walk, ACB 439
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0484
(tel. 213-740-0848)

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    Last Updated: August 19, 2014