Hello. My name is Tom Herbst. I am a staff astronomer and Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, Germany.
My major scientific interests are in star formation, high angular resolution astronomy, and instrumentation. I am also involved in several large projects, including the SDSS-V Local Volume Mapper, the Large Binocular Telescope, and the European Extremely Large Telescope..
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The view from my (academic) home. New-fallen snow (and a friendly snowman, thanks to our graduate students) lends an atmosphere of calm and peace to the campus of MPIA.
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