National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
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Glauser Adrian, Dr.

4.0_project, 4.2_project, ETH Zürich, Institut für Teilchen- und Astrophysik, Phase 3 - Domain C - Project 2
Senior Researcher
8093 Zürich
+41 44 632 71 29

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.
“”Seeing is in some respect an art, which must be learnt.” (W. Herschel)

Please describe your job in only one sentence and tell us what the most important goal of this work is.
I’m an instrumental astrophysicist who developes instruments for the largest telescopes, in space and on ground.

How did you get into this research/work field?
As a summer student I was working for a space project in solar physics. I got immediately attracted to the interdisciplinary field of instrumentation that enables cutting-edge research in astronomy.

What would be the greatest discovery you would like to see in your life time?
Discover unambigous evidence for 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?
Networking with the Swiss Exoplanet Community on a regular basis.

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