CURRICULUM VITAE


Guenther Eichhorn

Retired
Email me
http://guenther-eichhorn.com

Personal:

Born on Aug. 22, 1945 in Heidenheim, Germany
German and US Citizen
Single

Education:
Oct. 23, 1974: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Thesis on the study of hypervelocity particle impact physics.
May 17, 1972: M.S. in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Thesis on the study of light emission during hypervelocity particle impacts.
List of publications

Current and Past Research Activities:

Low level light detection
Speckle Interferometry
Automated microprocessor systems
Computer-user interface technology
Computer-instrumentation interface technology
Database applications
WWW technology
39-40 Ar age determinations on lunar samples
High velocity dust particle impact studies

Positions:

7/2007 - 7/2015
Director, Abstracting and Indexing
Springer
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
USA

3/1992 - 6/2007
Project Scientist
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
USA

9/1991 - 2/1992
Principal Scientist
Computer Sciences Corporation
Space Telescope Science Institute
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
USA

3/1991 - 8/1991
Consultant
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

6/1989 - 5/1991
Senior Staff Scientist
Steward Observatory
University of Arizona
933 North Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85721
USA

7/1986 - 5/1989
Associate Research Professor
Space Astronomy Laboratory
University of Florida
1810 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
USA

1/1984 - 6/1986
Assistant Research Professor
Space Astronomy Laboratory
University of Florida
1810 NW 6th Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
USA

11/1981 - 12/1983
Software Specialist
SCS, Scientific Control Systems
Oehleckerring 40
D-22419 Hamburg
Germany

8/1979 - 11/1981
Assistant Research Scientist
Bereich Extraterrestrische Physik
Ruhr-Universität
Universitätsstrasse 150
D-44801 Bochum
Germany

4/1977 - 7/1979
Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794
USA

11/1974 - 3/1977
Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Saupfercheckweg 1
D-69117 Heidelberg
Germany

3/1970 - 10/1974
Graduate and Ph.D Research
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Saupfercheckweg 1
D-69117 Heidelberg
Germany

Responsibilities

7/2007 - 7/2015
Liaison between Springer and Abstracting and Indexing services
Springer

3/1992 - 6/2007
Project Management
Astrophysics Data System
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

3/1992 - 6/2007
Software Development
Astrophysics Data System
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

9/1991 - 2/1992
Principal Scientist
Instruction Management
Hubble Space Telescope
Space Telescope Science Institute

3/1991 - 8/1991
Project Manager
Solar Eclipse Extended Corona
Rocket experiment
Florida Institute of Technology

11/1989 - 5/1991
Principal Investigator
MAMA Camera Development
Air Force Weapons Laboratory Contract F29601-87-C-0063,
Subtask 03-04/02

6/1989 - 12/1990
Consultant
Interplanetary Dust Experiment (IDE)
Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF)
Institute for Space Science and Technology/SAL

6/1989 - 10/1989
Project Manager
MAMA Camera Development
Air Force Weapons Laboratory Contract F29601-87-C-0063,
Subtask 03-04/01

7/1987 - 5/1989
Co-Investigator
GIOTTO-HOPE Data Analysis
NASA Contract NAGW-1289

1/1987 - 2/1988
Project Manager
Gamma Ray Advanced Detector
DARPA Contract #F49620-83-0131

4/1986 - 5/1989
Acting Head of Engineering
Space Astronomy Laboratory

7/1985 - 2/1988
Co-Investigator
Shuttle Activation Monitor
DARPA contract #F49620-83-0131

1/1985 - 2/1988
Co-investigator
Gamma Ray Advanced Detector
DARPA contract #F49620-83-0131

1/1984 - 5/1989
System Manager
VAX-11/750

3/1982-12/1983
System Manager
UNIX systems

11/1981-12/1983
Assistant System Manager
VAX-11/780

3/1980 - 11/1981
Co-Investigator
International Solar Polar Mission - Zodiacal Light/Background Starlight Experiment
NASA/ESA Contract

7/1978 - 7/1979
Co-Investigator
39Ar - 40Ar Age Determinations of Lunar Samples
NASA Contract No. NGL 33-015-174

Major Activities:

6/2007 - 7/2015
Negotiate with indexing services about including Springer journals in their systems. Preparing journals for the evaluation by various indexing services to increase chances of acceptance. Alert indexing services to problems and mistakes. Help editors to improve their journals for better coverage by indexing services.

3/1992 - 6/2007
Project management for the Astrophysics Data System. Development of specialized database system for the ADS abstract service. Development of WWW services and a WWW interface to the ADS abstract service and to a large set of scanned images. Coordination of the efforts to scan most of the astronomical literature and make it available on-line through the WWW. Programming in C and Perl. Development of WWW HTML documents (see http://ads.harvard.edu).

9/1991 - 2/1992
Developing command procedures for the Hubble Space Telescope on a VAX/VMS.
Programming of data base software.

6/1989 - 8/1991
Speckle interferometry with a photon counting MAMA camera.
Design and development of a photon counting MAMA camera system and its control and data recording computer.
Design and development of microprocessor-based instrument controller system software and hardware. Operating systems used are UNIX on a Sun 4 host and Wind Rivers VxWorks on the target system. Network programming between the systems.
The microprocessor hardware was based on the VMEbus.
Reduction of data from the Interplanetary Dust Experiment flown on the Long Duration Exposure Facility.
Programming in C and Assembler.

1/1984 - 5/1989
Measurements of gamma rays from Supernova 1987A with a balloon born gamma ray telescope.
Design and development of microprocessor-based laboratory and flight instrument controller system software and hardware. Operating systems used were VAX/VMS, UNIX, OS/9 (UNIX like realtime system), RT 11 (DEC realtime system), and Motorola VERSAdos (realtime system). The microprocessor hardware was based mainly on the VMEbus.
Research and development of user friendly computer interfaces (graphics, touch screen, color etc).
Design and development of two Space Shuttle-based gamma ray experiments.
Reduction of data from the Halley Optical Probe Experiment flown on the ESA space probe GIOTTO.
Image processing software packages used are IRAF and MIDAS.
Programming in C, FORTRAN and Assembler.

11/1981 - 12/1983
Development of VAX system software.
Teaching courses in C programming.
Design, development, and implementation of a UNIX/C-based program system for factory inventory and parts retrieval.
Programming in C, FORTRAN and Assembler.
Programming of data base software.

8/1979 - 11/1981
Design and development of the Zodiacal Light Experiment to be flown on the International Solar Polar Mission (NASA part was later cancelled) and its ground support equipment (optical system, microprocessor hardware and software).
Programming in Assembler.

4/1977 - 7/1979
Age determinations of separate mineral phases of lunar samples by laser evaporation and mass spectrometer analysis of the released gases.
Development of data reduction and mass spectrometer control system software.
Programming in Assembler and Basic.

3/1970 - 3/1977
Research in hypervelocity particle impact physics.
Hypervelocity impact flash characterization.
Development of general purpose data display software.
Programming in FORTRAN and Assembler.


Professional Memberships:

International Astronomical Union (IAU)
Astronomische Gesellschaft, Germany (AG)
American Association for the Advancements of Science (AAAS)
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, United Kingdom (RAS)

Committee Memberships:

Technical Advisory Committee for New Astronomy, Elsevier (1995-2007)
Astrophysics Data Centers Executive Council (ADEC) (1999-2007)
Subcommittee on Classification and Information Retrieval, American IAU Commission 5 (2000-2007)
Institue of Physics (AIP), (2001-2007)
IAU Commission 5, Working Group for Astronomical Data (2005-2007)

Honors and Awards:
2001 Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics Division Award - Special Libraries Association (SLA)
2008 Award for Services to Astronomy - Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)
2015: asteroid 69287 was named after me.