Broeg Christopher, Dr.
Please give us a personal quote or a quote of a famous person (e.g. of Albert Einstein) that describes you and your life/work.
“Decide your actions so that the following is true: If everyone would act like that, society would prosper.” (following Immanuel Kant)
Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
I manage the development of the CHEOPS mission with the goal of measuring transits of terrestrial planets orbiting nearby stars.
How did you get into this research/work field?
I started in my PhD to work on planet formation models.
What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
Proof of biological life outside the solar system.
You work for the NCCR PlanetS. What do you think will the NCCR enable you to do you couldn’t do without it?
It brings together several disciplines needed to understand planet formation and evolution and the fundamentals of life.