Prof. Dr. Ulrich Christensen

Address:
Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research
Max-Planck-Str. 2
37191 Katlenburg-Lindau

Phone:  +49 (0)5556 979-542
Email:    christensen (at) mps.mpg.de
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Selected publications


Peer-reviewed publications / book publications:

  • Christensen, U.R., Holzwarth, V., Reiners, A., 2009: “Energy flux determines magnetic field strength of planets and stars”, Nature 457, 167-169
  • Christensen, U.R., Aubert, J., 2006: “Scaling properties of convection-driven dynamos in rotating spherical shells and applications to planetary magnetic fields”, Geophysical Journal International 166, 97-114
  • Christensen, U.R., 2006: “A deep dynamo generating Mercury’s magnetic field”, Nature 444, 1056-1058
  • Harder, H., Christensen, U., 1996: “A one-plume model of martian mantle convection”, Nature 380, 507-509
  • Christensen, U., Hofmann, A.W., 1994: “Segregation of subducted oceanic crust in the convecting mantle”, Journal of Geophysical Research 99, 19,867-19,884



Scientific activities, awards and honors

    Awards and Honors (selection):

  • 2009: Augustus Love Medal of the European Geoscience Union
  • 2003: Honorary Fellow European Union of Geosciences
  • 2000: Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
  • 1999: Elected to the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
  • 1994: Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz prize
  • Service to community (selection):

  • 2004 - 2006: Solar System Working Group ESA
  • 2000 - 2004: Reviewing Board for Solid Earth Physics of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • 1995 - 2001: Chairman of IASPEI commission of Geodynamics and Tectonophysics
  • 1991 - 1996: Editor Earth and Planetary Science Letters