Volker Ossenkopf

Institute for Astrophysics and University Observatory Jena

e-mail: ossk@astro.uni-jena.de

This homepage is not maintained any more. Please, visit my current homepage at the University of Cologne for up-to-date information.


Radiative transfer in molecular lines
With my new position at the University Observatory, I have completely changed the field of work. My present research occupation covers the theory of radiative transfer in molecular rotational lines and the interpretation of observed line profiles.

Coagulation and optical properties of dust
Nevertheless, I'm still open to all questions related to my previous work on the properties and the dynamical behaviour of interstellar dust in molecular clouds and the shells of late type stars done during my Ph.D studies at the Max Planck Research Group ``Dust in Star-Forming Regions''.


Although the main part of my all-day programming activities related to the research provides only small programs for personal use, I have tried to make some programs quite portable and to write manuals for them so that everybody else can use them when working in a similar field.

I am responsible for the WWW pages of the University Observatory and I try to use this occasion to learn more about HTML documents and CGI programming. ctsuch is a relatively sophisticated byproduct of those trials on CGI programming.

You should contact me or G. Tänzer if you have any Linux specific problem concerning the PCs at our institute. We try to walk on the thin wire between continuously upgrading the system and a minimal negative impact on the other users.


Physik der Molekülwolken
Here, you can find an overview on the structure of the lecture held together with W. Pfau and K. Schreyer.

Argelandersche Stufenschätzung im Astronomischen Praktikum
Although I am not involved in the practical training in this semester, I still feel responsible for this experiment that I have set up in the current form. So, please contact me if you have any problems with the experiment or the reduction software.


List of Publications
You can also read the abstracts of the most recent papers.
Available data
All tables and graphs from the A&A publications are available in their original numerical form, so that you can directly work with them.

V. Ossenkopf
February 9th, 1996