Curriculum Vitae

Sergei A. Klioner



  1. Personal data

    Name: Sergei A. Klioner
    Born: 11 June 1965, St.Petersburg, Russia
    Status: married, one child

    Wife: Irina S. Sudnik
    Daughter: Elizaveta S. Klioner

  2. Academic degrees

    1987
    Diploma of Higher Education,
    St.Petersburg State University,
    St.Petersburg, Russia
    Subject: astronomy, celestial mechanics

    1991
    PhD (Candidate of Sciences) in Celestial Mechanics and Astrometry,
    St.Petersburg State University,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    1996
    Diploma of Senior Researcher,
    a Russian academic degree equivalent to Assistant Professor (Lecturer, Dozent),
    Institute of Applied Astronomy,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    2000
    Habilitation (Doctor of Sciences) in Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics,
    Russia

    2004
    Privatdozent,
    a German academic degree equivalent to Associated Professor (Lecturer),
    Technische Universität Dresden,
    Dresden, Germany

    2006
    apl. Professor (außerplanmäßiger Professor),
    a German academic degree of "Professor extraordinarius",
    Technische Universität Dresden,
    Dresden, Germany

  3. Major research interests

    Space astrometry, celestial mechanics, general relativity and metric gravity theories, computer algebra

  4. Scientific Experience

    More than 250 scientific publications

    Member of the International Astronomical Union since 2000
    Member of a number of working groups of the International Association of Geodesy and the International Astronomical Union
    President of Commission 52 "Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy" of the International Astronomical Union, 2006-2009
    Vice-President of Division I "Fundamental Astronomy" of the International Astronomical Union, 2009-2012
    President of Division A "Fundamental Astronomy" of the International Astronomical Union, 2012-2015
    Member of the IAU Resolution Committee, 2015-2021
    Chair of the IAU Resolution Committee, 2018-2021

    Co-winner of the Descartes Prize 2003 of the European Union
    Principal Investigator in internationally awarded projects (funded by the DFG, DLR, ESA, ESO and ISF)

    Member of the Gaia Science Team, ESA, 2007-
    Head of the Research Group "Fundamental Physics with Gaia", awarded by German Space Agency (DLR), 2006-
    Leader of the Gaia Collaboration "Relativistic Models and Tests", 2006-
    Member of the Bepi Colombo Team "Mercury Orbiter Relativity Experiment" (MORE), ESA & ASI, 2008-
    Member of the scientific community of ACES ("Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space"), ESA, 2007-2008
    Member of the LISA Consortium, 2018-

    Research stays: Japan, Germany, Finland, USA, France, Spain, Russia

    Teaching experience since 1995 at St.Petersburg State University, Technische Universität Dresden, University of Barcelona

    IT experience since 1980

  5. Education stages

    1972-1980
    Secondary school No.159,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    1980-1982
    Physico-Mathematical College No.239 ,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    1982-1987
    Undergraduate and graduate courses,
    St.Petersburg State University,
    St.Petersburg, Russia,
    Main subjects: astronomy, physics, mathematics, computer science

    1987-1990
    Post-graduate studentship,
    Institute of Applied Astronomy,
    St.Petersburg, Russia
    Main subjects:
    general relativity applied to astrometry and
    celestial mechanics

    Scientific supervisor: Prof. Victor A. Brumberg
    Subject of the thesis:
    "Relativistic Reduction of Astronomical Observations"

  6. Employment history

    10/85-5/87
    programmer,
    Institute of Software Studies,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    11/87-11/90
    Aspirant (post-graduate student),
    Institute of Applied Astronomy ,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    11/90-12/91
    Junior Researcher,
    Institute of Applied Astronomy,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    12/91-01/94
    Researcher,
    Institute of Applied Astronomy,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    10/92-10/93
    JSPS post-doctoral fellow,
    National Astronomical Observatory ,
    Tokyo, Japan

    from 01/94
    Senior Researcher,
    Institute of Applied Astronomy,
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    06/95-04/96, 02/98-03/98, 02/00-03/00, 09/03-10/03, 09/05-10/05, 03/08-04/08
    Invited Professor,
    Astronomical Institute ,
    St.Petersburg State University,
    St.Petersburg, Russia
    (DAAD short-term professorship in 2003 and 2008)

    05/96-06/97
    Humboldt Research Fellow,
    Lohrmann Observatory ,
    Technische Universität Dresden,
    Dresden, Germany

    from 07/97
    Scientific Researcher,
    Lohrmann Observatory ,
    Technische Universität Dresden,
    Dresden, Germany

  7. Other professional background

    Referee of more than 150 papers submitted to

    Advances in Space Research
    Annalen der Physik
    Artificial Satellites
    Astronomicheskii Zhournal (Astronomy Reports, AZH)
    Astronomical Journal (AJ)
    Astronomy & Astrophysics (A&A)
    Astrophysical Journal (ApJ)
    Astrophysics and Space Science
    Baltic Astronomy
    Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
    Central European Journal of Physics
    Classical and Quantum Gravity
    Earth, Moon, and Planets
    The European Physical Journal - Plus
    Europhysics Letters (EPL)
    General Relativity and Gravitation (GRG)
    Icarus
    International Journal of Modern Physics D
    International Journal of Theoretical Physics
    Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (JCAP)
    Journal of Geodesy
    Living Reviews in Relativity
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS)
    New Astronomy
    Physical Review D (PRD)
    Physical Review Letters (PRL)
    Pis'ma v Astronomicheskii Zhurnal (Astronomy Letters, PAZH)
    Planetary and Space Science
    Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan (PASJ)
    Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Scientific supervisor of PhD dissertations:
    "Relativistic Experiments and Models for Optical Space Astronomy. Application to Gaia mission", Guillem Anglada-Escudé, University of Barcelona

    Referee of several PhD dissertations and Habilitations in
    St.Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Institute of Applied Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
    Paris Observatory, France
    Besançon Observatory, France

    Scientific supervisor and referee of several Bachelor and Master degree theses in St.Petersburg State University and Technische Universität Dresden

    Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Applied Astronomy, St.Petersburg, Russia

    Referee of the National Science Foundation (NSF), USA

    Referee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany

    Referee of the Alexander von Humbold Foundation, Germany

    11/93-11/94
    International Science Foundation grant winner
    (awarded by the American Physical Society)

    07/94-12/95
    Principal Investigator of the International Science Foundation
    long term grant "Analytical Theories of Motion
    of Natural Celestial Bodies"

    03/95-02/96
    Principal Investigator of the long-term grant within
    the ESO Central & Eastern Europe Programme
    "Rotational motion of deformable bodies in
    General Relativity"

    2003
    Co-winner of the EU Descartes Prize 2003


    Member of the Scientific Organizing Committees:

    - IMACS "Applications of Computer Algebra" 2000, Session "Computer Algebra in Relativity and Celestial Mechanics", St.Petersburg, Russia, 25-28 June 2000
    - Gravitational waves, radio pulsars and astrometry: Testing gravity in the next decade, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 30-31 March 2006
    - The 11th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, Session "High Precision Astrometry and Relativity", Freie Universität of Berlin, Germany, 23-29 July 2006
    - A Giant Step: from Milli- to Micro-arcsecond Astrometry, IAU Symposium 248, Shanghai Observatory, Shanghai, China, 15-19 October 2007
    - Problems of modern astrometry, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 22 - 26 October 2007
    - Theoretical Aspects of ACES Mission, Galileo Galilei Institute, Florence, Italy, 29-30 April 2008
    - Astrometry, Geodynamics and Astronomical Reference Systems, Journées 2008 and X. Lohrmann-Kolloqium, Dresden, Germany, September 2008
    - Relativity in Fundamental Astronomy: Dynamics, Reference Frames, and Data Analysis, SOC chair, IAU Symposium 261, Virginia Beach USA, 27 April - 1 May, 2009 (SOC co-chair)
    - The 12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting, Session "Astrometric Tests of Relativity", Paris, France, 12-18 July 2009
    - Time and Astronomy, Joint Discussion, XXVII General Assembly of the IAU, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-14 August 2009
    - GREAT-ESF Workshop "QSO Astrophysics, Fundamental physics, and Astrometric Cosmology in the Gaia era", Porto, Portugal, 6-9 June 2011
    - Space-time reference systems for future research, Joint Discussion 7, XXVIII General Assembly of the IAU, Beijing, China, 27-29 August 2012
    - Analytical Methods of Celestial Mechanics, Euler International Mathematical Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia, 26-30 September 2012
    - Division Meeeting of the IAU Division A "Fundamental Astronomy", XXIX General Assembly of the IAU, Honolulu, USA, 7-9 August 2015 (SOC co-chair)
    - On the Threshold of 1st Gaia Data, EWASS Symposium S1, Athens, Greece, 4-6 July 2016
    - Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia sky, IAU Symposium 330, 24-28 April 2017, Nice, France
    - 1st Gaia Data, New Science, New Opportunities, Synergies with Radio Astrometry, EWASS Symposium S2, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-27 June 2017
    - Furthering our knowledge of Earth Rotation, Journées'2017: Systèmes de Référence et de la Rotation Terrestre, University of Alicante, Spain, 25-27 September 2017
    - Gaia: The billion-star galaxy census: at the threshold of Gaia data release 2, EWASS Symposium S2, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 5-6 April 2018
    - The Gaia Universe, ESLAB #57, ESTEC, The Netherlands, 8-12 April, 2019
    - Gaia Status and Exploration Lab, Special Session SS28, EWASS, 2019
    - Journées'2019: Systèmes de Référence et de la Rotation Terrestre, Paris Observatory, Paris, France, 7-9 October, 2019
    - Gaia: The (two) billion star galaxy census: The promise of (E)DR3 and ground-based synergies, Symposium S10, European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting, 2020
    - Gaia: The (TWO) Billion Star Galaxy Census: The Science of EDR3 and the promise of DR3, Symposium S15, European Astronomical Society Annual Meeting, 2021
    - Astrometry for 21st Century Astronomy, Focus Meeting 7 at the IAU General Assembly XXXI, Busan, Republic of Korea, 2022

    Invited speaker at the international conferences:

    - The 3rd Orlov conference "Investigation of the Earth as a planet", Odessa, Ukraine, September 1992
    - IAU Symposium 172, Paris, France, July 1995
    - IAU Colloquium 168, Poznan, Poland, July 1996
    - The 22th General Assembly of the IAU, Kyoto, Japan, August 1997
    - Journées 1997, Systèmes de référence spatio-temporels, Prague, Czech Republic, September 1997
    - The DFG-Rundgespräch "Rotation der Erde/Bezugssysteme", Wettzell, Germany, April 1997
    - IAU Colloquium 180, Washington, USA, March 2000
    - Journées 2000 du GREX, Grasse, France, October 2000
    - GAIA - A European Project, Les Houches Summer Workshop, France, May 2001
    - The three dimensional universe with Gaia, International Gaia Symposium, Paris, France, October 2004
    - Michelson Summer Workshop: Discovering New Worlds Through Astrometry, CalTech, Pasadena, USA, July 2005
    - The International Relativistic Astrophysics Ph.D. School, Nice, France, February 2006
    - The 3rd ASTROD Meeting, Beijing, China, July 2006
    - SIGRAV Graduate School "Experimental Gravitation in Space", Florence, Italy, September 2006
    - International Workshop "Advances in Precision Tests and Experimental Gravitation in Space", Florence, Italy, September 2006
    - Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society, Heidelberg, Germany, February 2007
    - First European workshop on Solar System Dynamics and Ephemerides, ESOC, Darmstadt, June 2007
    - "General Relativity", Center of Physics of the German Physical Society, Bad Honnef, Germany, July 2007
    - Journées 2007, Systèmes de référence spatio-temporels, Paris, France, September 2007
    - IAU Symposium 248, Shanghai, China, October 2007
    - ELSA School on the Science of Gaia, Leiden, The Netherlands, November 2007
    - Workshop "Theoretical Aspects of ACES Mission", Galileo Galilei Institute, Florence, Italy, April 2008
    - Journées 2008, Systèmes de référence spatio-temporels, Dresden, Germany, September 2008
    - IAU Symposium 261, Virginia Beach, USA, April 2009
    - International conference "The Milky Way and the Local Group - Now and in the Gaia Era", Heidelberg, Germany, September 2009
    - ELSA School on "The Techniques of Gaia", Heidelberg, Germany, October 2009
    - Annual Meeting and General Assembly of the Germany Astronomical Society, Spliter Meeting "Relativity in Astronomy", Bonn, Germany, September 2010
    - Royal Astronomical Society Specialist Discussion "Testing Gravity in teh New Decade: Radio Pilsars, Astrometry and Gravitational Waves", London, UK, December 2010
    - GREAT-ESF Workshop "QSO Astrophysics, Fundamental physics, and Astrometric Cosmology in the Gaia era", Porto, Portugal, June 2011
    - Europlanet Workshop on "Planetary Geodesy and Ephemerides", Moscow, Russia, November 2011
    - Equations of Motion in Relativistic Gravity, Bad Honnef, Germany, February 2013
    - Spring Meeting of the DPG, Berlin, Germany, March 2014
    - General Relativity @ 99, Bad Honnef, Germany, September 2014
    - Journées 2014, Systèmes de référence spatio-temporels, St.Petersburg, Russia, September 2014
    - The Milky Way Unravelled by Gaia, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, December 2014
    - Joing Meeting of the DPG Gravitation and Relativity Division and the German Astronomical Society, Berlin, Germany, March 2015
    - Gravitation: 100 years after GR, Rencontres de Moriond, La Thuile, Italy, March 2015
    - Astrophysics, Clocks and Fundamental Constants, Bad Honnef, Germany, May 2015
    - High Performance Clocks, with Special Emphasis on Geodesy and Geophysics and Applications to Other Bodies of the Solar System, ISSI/HISPAC Workshop, Bern, Switzerland, December 2015
    - European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF 2016), York, United Kingdom, April 2016
    - Astrometry and Astrophysics in the Gaia sky, IAU Symposium 330, Nice, France, April 2017
    - Furthering our knowledge of Earth Rotation, Journées'2017: Systèmes de Référence et de la Rotation Terrestre University of Alicante, Spain, September 2017
    - Division Meeting of IAU Division "Fundamental Astronomy", IAU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, August 2018
    - High Energy Astrophysics today and tomorrow 2020, Institute of Space Research, Moscow, Russia, December 2020
    - VAK 2021 (All-Russia Astronomical Conference 2021), Sternberg State Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, August 2021

  8. Language abilities

    Russian: mother language
    English: fluent
    German: fluent
    French: good in reading and listening comprehension
    Japanese: reasonable in reading with dictionary

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