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Reinhard Genzel
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Genzel in 2012
Born 24 March 1952 (1952-03-24) (age 68)
Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, West Germany (now Germany)
Known for Infrared astronomy
Submillimetre astronomy
Scientific career
Fields Astrophysicist
Institutions Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
University of California, Berkeley
Thesis Beobachtung von H2O-Masern in Gebieten von OB-Sternentstehung (1978)
Doctoral advisor Peter Georg Mezger

Reinhard Genzel ForMemRS (born 24 March 1952) is a German astrophysicist. He was born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe, Germany. His works relate to infrared- and submillimetre astronomy.

Genzel was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics, which he shared with Andrea Ghez and Roger Penrose.

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