Christian Adam

He was born and raised in Ascherleben, Germany. Adam received his PhD in 2017 from the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany where he have investigated the multiplicity properties of intermediate and high-mass B-type stars. Then, he moved to Antofagasta, Chile, where he concerned with high angular resolution polarimetric imaging of the innermost atmosphere (within a few astronomical units) to study the dust formation processes and wind accelaration mechanism of evolved stars. In septembre 2019 he moved to Valparaiso, Chile, to join the Max Planck Tandem group, a partnership between the University of Valparaiso and the “Max Planck Institut für Astronomie” (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany.

His main research interestes are centered around planetary formation and circumstellar disk evolution with a particularly interested in debris disks and radiative transfer modeling of these disks. His research furthermore extends to the study of the dust formation processes and wind acceleration mechanism of evolved stars, namely red super-giant stars or asymtotic giant branch (AGB) stars, involving radiative transfer modeling of the atmosphere and a variaty of different instruments and observing techniques such as high spatial resolution polarimetric imaging with SPHERE, spectroscopic observations with UVES or spectro-interferometric observations with GRAVITY or AMBER.