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Dirk Puetzfeld
ZARM
University of Bremen
Am Fallturm
28359 Bremen, Germany

dirk.puetzfeld (at) zarm.uni-bremen.de
dirk (at) puetzfeld.org
phone: +49 - 421 - 218 - 57934
homepage: http://puetzfeld.org
researcher id: D-2041-2012
orcid id: 0000-0001-9032-2676

employment

09/2011 - now Researcher, Center of applied space technology and microgravity (ZARM), University of Bremen
07/2011 - 09/2011 Researcher, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein-Institute)
02/2011 - 06/2011 Assistant Professor, Tohoku University (Astronomical Institute)
04/2008 - 01/2011 Postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein-Institute)
11/2005 - 03/2008 Postdoc, University of Oslo (Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics)
01/2004 - 10/2005 Postdoc, Iowa State University (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
07/2003 - 12/2003Postdoc, University of Cologne (Institute for Theoretical Physics - Gravity Group)
10/2000 - 06/2003Stipendiat des Graduiertenkollegs Scientific Computing
04/2000 - 08/2000Student assistant (SHK), Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Cologne.

studies

June 2003 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics with the thesis Building and testing cosmological models: From Friedmann to Weyl-Cartan under Prof. F.W. Hehl
August 2000 Diplom in physics with the thesis Exact solutions in metric-affine gauge theory under Prof. F.W. Hehl
April 1997 Vordiplom in Physics
1994 - 2000Physics at the University of Cologne, Germany

school education

May 1994Allgemeine Hochschulreife
1985 - 1994Rheingymnasium in Koeln-Muelheim, Germany
1981 - 1985Primary school in Koeln-Muelheim, Germany

presentations

October
2017
Invited talk on the gravitational compass and the mapping of the gravitational field. AEI colloquium, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Germany.
November
2016
Invited talk on the measurement of the gravitational field in General Relativity. Relativity seminar, University of Cologne, Germany.
September
2015
Invited talk on test body motion in gravity. Annual meeting of the Deutsche Mathematiker Vereinigung (DMV), University of Hamburg, Germany.
March
2015
Talk on a unified framework for test body equations of motion in gravity. Annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), TU Berlin, Germany.
April
2014
Invited talk on the mapping of the gravitational field with multipolar techniques. 558th WE-Hereaus-Seminar on the Strong Gravity Regime of Black Holes and Neutron Stars, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bad Honnef, Germany.
March
2014
Talk on probing the gravitational field with test bodies. Annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), HU Berlin, Germany.
June
2013
Talk on the motion of test bodies in theories with nonminimal coupling. German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) workshop, University of Bremen, Germany.
February
2013
Talk on covariant equations of motion for test bodies in gravitational theories with general nonminimal coupling. Annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), University of Jena, Germany.
February
2013
Talk on multipolar approximation schemes for extended test bodies. 524th WE-Hereaus-Seminar on the Equations of Motion in Relativistic Gravity, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bad Honnef, Germany.
April
2012
Invited talk on the motion of extended bodies in General Relativity. CENTRA / Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal.
March
2012
Testing gravity theories with multipolar techniques. Inaugural meeting of the research training group "Models of Gravity", University of Bremen, Germany.
February
2012
Talk on supplementary conditions in general relativistic multipolar approximation schemes. Annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), University of Goettingen, Germany.
May
2011
Invited talk on the problem of motion in General Relativity. Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics (AIP), Potsdam, Germany.
February
2011
Talk on the equations of motion in General Relativity. 3rd GCOE International Symposium, Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
September
2010
Talk on the motion of extended bodies in General Relativity and the history of multipolar approximation schemes. Astronomical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
March
2010
Invited talk on the motion of extended bodies in General Relativity. Annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), University of Bonn, Germany.
October
2009
Talk on the motion of extended bodies in General Relativity. ZARM, University of Bremen, Germany.
July
2009
Talk on multipolar approximation schemes and the motion of extended bodies in General Relativity. Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany.
March
2009
Talk on the motion of extended bodies in General Relativity. SFB/TR7 Meeting, 16 - 17 March, 2009, University of Jena, Germany.
December
2008
The problem of motion and the use of multipolar approximation schemes in gravity. 24th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Vancouver, Canada, December 8 - 12, 2008.
December
2008
Multipolar approximation techniques and their use in astrophysics and cosmology. High Energy Theory and Astrophysics Seminar at the Department of Physics, University of Utah, USA.
December
2008
Probing the nature of space and time. Nuclear and Particle Theory seminar at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa, USA.
November
2008
The problem of motion and the use of approximation schemes in relativistic astrophysics. Astronomy seminar at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, USA.
November
2007
Probing the nature of space and time. Colloquium at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway.
October
2007
Invited talk on the motion of test bodies with microstructure in gauge gravity models. Held at the conference on "Myron Mathisson: his life, work, and influence on current research", Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, Warsaw, Poland.
June
2007
Talk on the motion of test particles and the use of multipole formalisms in gravity. Held at the Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway.
May
2007
Talk on the problem of motion in alternative gravitational theories. Held at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland.
October
2006
Talk on the Newtonian limit of higher-order gravity theories. Held at the cosmology seminar, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway.
June
2006
Talk on the problem of motion in General Relativity. Held at the relativity group seminar, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Cologne, Germany.
May
2006
Talk on the early history of the problem of motion. Held at the cosmology seminar, Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway.
December
2005
Talk on general relativistic approximation schemes and their application to cosmology. Cosmology 2005: A reality check, Copenhagen, Denmark.
October
2005
Invited talk on general relativistic approximation schemes and the PN approximation in cosmology. University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.
September
2005
Invited talk on general relativistic approximation schemes and their application to cosmology. Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
August
2005
Talk on the post-Newtonian approximation and its application in cosmology. COSMO-05, Bonn, Germany.
June
2005
Invited talk on the post-Newtonian approximation in cosmology and other approximation schemes in General Relativity. Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Daejon, Korea.
June
2005
Invited talk on approximation schemes in General Relativity and the first order cosmological post-Newtonian approximation (1CPNA). Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea.
June
2005
Talk on approximation schemes in cosmology. Held at PASCOS 2005, Gyeongju, Korea.
May
2005
Talk on the post-Newtonian approximation in cosmology and the history of approximation schemes in general relativity. Held at the astronomy seminar of the Korea Institute of Advanced Study (KIAS), Seoul, Korea.
May
2005
Invited talk on alternative gravity theories and their application in modern cosmology. Held at the KIAS-APCTP-DMRC workshop on "The Dark Side of the Universe", KIAS, Seoul, Korea.
May
2005
Talk on approximation schemes in general relativity. Held at the astronomy seminar of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, USA.
December
2004
Talk on the search for a gravitational solution of the dark matter and dark energy problem in cosmology. Held at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.
December
2004
Poster presentation on the status and prospects of non-Riemannian cosmology. Texas Symposium 2004, Stanford University, USA.
November
2004
Popular talk on geometric concepts in gravitation and cosmology. Held at the seminar of the ISU Math Club, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
November
2004
Talk on trends in theoretical cosmology. Held at the GNP seminar, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
November
2004
Invited talk on the search for a gravitational solution of the dark matter and dark energy problem in cosmology. Held at University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA.
October
2004
Invited talk on the status of Non-Riemannian Cosmology (NRC) and discussion of the impact of current cosmological observations on theoretical model building. Held at Korean Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), Seoul, South Korea.
October
2004
Invited talk on current theoretical landscape in cosmology with particular emphasis on the status of Non-Riemannian Cosmology (NRC). Brief discussion of recent results regarding the type Ia supernovae, X-ray cluster, and FRIIb radio galaxy measurements in the context of a non-standard cosmological model. Held at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea.
October
2004
Invited talk on recent developments in cosmology with particular emphasis on the status of dark matter and dark energy. Discussion of the implications of these concepts on cosmological model building. Discussion of some recent results regarding the type Ia supernovae, X-ray cluster, and FRIIb radio galaxy measurements in the context of a non-standard cosmological model. Held at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, P.R. of China.
September
2004
Talk on the current theoretical landscape in cosmology. Held at the astronomy seminar of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, USA.
September
2004
Status and prospects of non-Riemannian cosmology (NRC). Held at COSMO-04, Toronto, Canada.[ pdf ]
February
2004
Brief review of the current status of non-Riemannian cosmology (NRC). Latest results from SNIa for a non-standard model. Held at the 6th UCLA Symposium on the sources and detection of Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the universe , Marina Del Rey, CA, USA.[ pdf ]
January
2004
A rather broad brushed overview of the advancements in building and testing non-Riemannian cosmological models. In particular I focus on the developments within the framework of metric-affine gravity (MAG) and one of its special cases, the so-called Weyl-Cartan spacetime. Held at the astronomy seminar of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, USA.[ pdf ]
December
2002
Talk on the primordial synthesis of light elements with focus on the production of helium-4. Held at the seminar of the Graduiertenkolleg Scientific Computing, University of Cologne, Germany.[ pdf ]
July
2002
Talk on the cosmic microwave background with focus on the different types of experiments.Held at the seminar of the Graduiertenkolleg Scientific Computing, University of Cologne,Germany.[ pdf ]
February
2002
Talk on parameter estimation from recent type Ia supernova data in a non-standard cosmological model. Originally designated for Dark Matter 2002.[ pdf ]
January
2002
Talk on the estimation of cosmological parameters from the magnitude-redshift relation by using type Ia supernova data. Held at the seminar of the Graduiertenkolleg Scientific Computing, University of Cologne, Germany. [ pdf ]
September
2001
Talk on a new cosmological model in Weyl-Cartan spacetime. Held at the Journees Relativistes, University College Dublin, Ireland.[ pdf ]
June
2001
Talk on the cosmological standard model and on a cosmological solution in an alternative theory of gravity at the seminar of the Graduiertenkolleg Scientific Computing, University of Cologne, Germany [ pdf ]
March
2001
Talk on a cosmological solution in Weyl-Cartan spacetime at the annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG), University of Bonn, Germany. [ pdf ]
November
2000
Invited lecture on an exact plane-fronted wave solution in metric-affine gravity at a Conference in honour of Heinz Dehnen's 65th and Dietrich Kramer's 60th birthday." Held at CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City.
September
2000
Talk on cosmological solutions in metric-affine gravity at the seminar of the Graduiertenkolleg Scientific Computing, University of Cologne, Germany. Partly based on an article on a cosmological model in Weyl-Cartan spacetime.

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