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Markus Roth
Professor & Section Head “Solar and Stellar Interiors”
Leibniz-Institut für Sonnenphysik,
Schöneckstr. 6, 79104 Freiburg Germany

Academic Details:
• Diploma Physics, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg / Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, 1999
• PhD, Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg / Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik, „Kopplung solarer Eigenschwingungen in quasi-entarteter Störungstheorie“, 2002

Career overview:
• 1993-1999 Studies of Physics at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg
• 1999-2002 PhD at the Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS) in Freiburg on theoretical aspects and time-series analysis of helioseismology
• 2002-2004 Postdoc in Stroke Diagnosis and Data Sciences
• 2004-2005 Postdoc in helioseismology at KIS
• 2005-2008 Scientist at MPI for Solar System Research on helioseismology
• Since 2009 Research group leader at KIS on helio- and asteroseismology
• 2012 ERC Consolidator Grantee
• 2018 Associate Professor at University Freiburg

Current research focus:
• Seismology of large-scale flows inside the Sun, seismology of solar and stellar activity,
• Development of theory, data analysis, and observational instruments
• Design of the new ground-based Solar Physics Research Integrated Network Group (SPRING)
• Multi-line observations of fast events in the solar atmosphere
• Asteroseismology of solar-like stars

Area of expertise:
Helioseismology, Asteroseismology, Solar Physics, Theoretical Physics, Data Science, Statistical Modelling, Time Series Analysis

Area of interests:
The physics of the Sun and stars, Solar and Stellar interiors, Solar and stellar activity

• Co-Leader of Solarnet (Lead Scientist), Chair of Solarnet Executive Board, Chair of Solarnet Management, Chair of Solarnet WP8: SPRING
• Chair of PRE-EST WP2: EST Governance Structure

Life Outside of Science:
Spending time with my family, Ballroom dancing

A dose of motivation:
Stay Curious.

What motivated you to choose your field of study/ your professional field?
• The fascination of understanding such a complex object like a star
• Being in contact with researchers worldwide