Stephan M. Birkmann

JWST Instrument & Calibration Scientist
European Space Agency, ESTEC, SRE-ODJ
Keplerlaan 1
2200 AG Noordwijk
The Netherlands

tel: +31 71 565 8598
fax: +31 71 565 4697


I am an astronomer working for the European Space Agency as an Instrument and Calibration Scientist for NIRSpec. NIRSpec is a wide field multi-object near-infrared spectrometer and one of the four science instruments that will fly aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Before joining ESA, I worked as the Technical Project Manager for MIRI at the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg. I did my PhD thesis in the Planet and Star Formation (PSF) group that is lead by Prof. Thomas Henning, exploring the early phases of high-mass star formation by observational means. My supervisor was Prof. Dietrich Lemke.