Dr. Matthias Schreiber is the director of the Planetary Formation Millennium Nucleus, where he is involved in ALMA and SPHERE observations of young protoplanetary disks and will also contribute to the design of the Planet Formation Imager (PFI).
Schreiber received his Ph.D. degree in 2001 from Georg-August University, Germany. His thesis, entitled “Disk accretion onto white dwarfs”, received the highest degree (Summa cum Laude/with distinction). He then obtained two prestigious postdoctoral fellowships, a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) fellowship 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 Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg/France (2002-2004). He then moved to the Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam (Germany) and taught at the Technical University of Berlin.
From 2006 to 2019, he was part of the academic staff of Valparaiso University. Currently, he is an academic at the Physics Department of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.