Matthias Schreiber is Professor Titular at the Instituto de Física y Astronomía of the Universidad de Valparaíso. He has a good combination of theoretical and observational skills. He is the deputy PI of the Millenium Nucleus for Planet Formation and will be mostly involved in ALMA and SPHERE observations of young protoplanetary disks, but he will also contribute to the design of PFI.
Schreiber got his PhD in Goettingen (Germany) in 2001 from the Georg-August University. His thesis entitled “Disk accretion onto white dwarfs” received the highest grade (Summa cum Laude/with distinction). He won two prestigious post-doc fellowships, i.e. a DAAD grant to work at the University of Cape Town in South Africa (2001) and a Marie-Curie fellowship from the European Union to work at the Universite Luis Pasteur in Strasbourg/France (2002-2004). Then, Matthias moved to the Astrophysical Institute in Potsdam and gave lectures at the Technical University Berlin. Since 2006 Matthias is Professor for Astrophysics at the Universidad de Valparaíso in Chile.