Randolf Klein

Instrument Scientist

Phone: (650) 604-4507
Fax: (650) 604-1984

Mailing Address:
SOFIA Science Center
NASA Ames Research Center
Mail Stop N232-12
P.O. Box 1
Moffett Field, CA 94035

SOFIA focus areas/responsibilities:

FIFI-LS Instrument Scientist / Colloquium Chair

Research interests:

Massive Star Formation
Photon-Dominated Regions


PhD: Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, 1999, (PhD Advisor: Prof. Thomas Henning)
Physics Diplom: RWTH Aachen Germany, 1995, (Thesis Advisor: Prof. Hans Kastrup)

Professional Experience:

2010 – present: Instrument Scientist, Science Flight Planner, SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames
2005 – 2010: Senior Fellow, Space Science Lab, UC Berkeley
2003 – 2005: Post-doc, Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics, Garching
2000 – 2003: Post-doc, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena

Highlight publications:

"A Millimeter Continuum Survey for Massive Protoclusters in the Outer Galaxy"
R. Klein et al. (2005), ApJ, 161, 361.

"FIFI-LS: the facility far-infrared spectrometer for SOFIA"
R. Klein et al. (2014), Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9147, id. 91472X.

"Disk-mediated accretion burst in a high-mass young stellar object"
A. Carrati o Garrati et al. (2016), Nature Physics, 13, 276.