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About Dr. Stefan Kautsch

Dr. Stefan Kautsch investigates the evolution of planets in conjunction with one of the biggest mysteries in modern astronomy and physics, the nature of dark matter. This is a material, which can be measured easily, but is totally invisible to the eye and to modern detectors. Many galaxies contain much more dark matter than planets, stars, and other known material. His research explores how dark matter and other physical properties are expressed in the contents—including planets—and the shapes of galaxies and how all this evolves with the life of the cosmos. At NSU, he integrates research, teaching, and learning to promote academic excellence and student success.  His innovative approach is the integration of hands-on, cutting-edge research projects and service-learning components in his courses. He received the President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service, which is only conferred upon a faculty member, who demonstrates significant contributions to knowledge transfer and serves as a role model for the ongoing engagement of NSU’s diverse student population.

Positions

2015 - Present Associate Professor and President’s Distinguished Professor in Community Engagement, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography - Department of Chemistry and Physics
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2011 - 2015 Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University
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2009 - 2011 Visiting Assistant Professor, Christopher Newport University
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2006 - 2009 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida
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2003 Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg
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Courses

  • First Year Experience
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Reading Seminar
  • Intermediate Physics Lab
  • Introduction to Astrophysics
  • Introduction to Astronomy
  • General Physics II and Lab
  • General Physics I and Lab

Education

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2006 Ph.D., M.S., University of Basel, Switzerland
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2003 M.S., University of Vienna, Austria
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2002 Undergraduate Studies, Physics and Astronomy, University of Vienna, Austria
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2000 Undergraduate Studies, Physics and Astronomy, University of Innsbruck, Austria
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Contact Information

(954) 262-7969

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Articles (20)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Stefan Kautsch. A more complete list can be found on SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html).

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Presentations (29)

Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Stefan Kautsch.