Dr. Volker Heesen

Contact details


Telephone number: +49 40 428388539

Address: Universität Hamburg, Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, D-21029, Hamburg, Germany


I am a postdoc at the Hamburger Sternwarte (part of the University of Hamburg) working with Prof. Marcus Brüggen. My research interests focus on:

  1. Radio continuum observations of (radio-)galaxies

  2. Cosmic-ray transport and magnetic field structure

  3. Radio continuum as star formation tracer

I am a member of the CHANG-ES and LITTLE THINGS collaborations, the LOFAR Magnetism and Surveys KSPs and the JCMT Nearby Galaxies Legacy Survey (NGLS). An updated CV and publication list can be found at the corresponding links at the top of the page. I am the author of SPINNAKER, a 1D cosmic ray transport code to calculate models for the non-thermal radio spectral index.