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Hans Albert Krimm

Hans Albert Krimm portrait
Email:
hkrimm@nsf.gov
Phone:
(703) 292-2761
Fax:
(703) 292-9034
Room:
W 9158
Organization:
AST
Title:
Program Director, SAA (Lead)

Program Responsibilities:
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG)
Education and Special Programs in the Astronomical Sciences (ESP)
Partnerships in Astronomy & Astrophysics Research and Education (PAARE)
WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE: THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS (WoU-MMA)

Biography:

Hans A. Krimm is a Program Director at the NSF, Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Division of Astronomical Sciences.  His research interests are in observational high-energy astrophysics and time-domain astronomy, with particular emphasis on understanding the prompt emission from gamma-ray bursts and the X-ray emission from galactic compact object binaries in outburst. 

He is responsible for overseeing the Astronomy Individual Investigator Programs, which include Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG), NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF), Advanced Technologies & Instrumentation (ATI),  Education and Special Programs (ESP), and Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP).  He is also the lead for Stellar Astronomy & Astrophysics within AAG.

Resume:
- B.A. (magna cum laude) in Physics, The Colorado College, 1983
- M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics, University of Chicago, 1986, 1991
- Postdoctoral research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991-94
- Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Hampden-Sydney College, 1994-99
- Senior Research Scientist, Universities Space Research Association and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, 1999-2016
- Program Officer, National Science Foundation, under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, 2016-19
- Program Officer, National Science Foundation, 2019-
- Member: The American Astronomical Society (AAS); the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the AAS; the American Physical Society (APS); the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP); Sigma Xi Scientific Research Honor Society
- Personal interests: outdoor recreation including hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing, cycling, reading, cooking, Civil War history

Hans is co-author on over 170 published papers in astrophysics, as well as 300 Astronomer's Telegrams and 2300 Gamma-ray Coordinates Network circulars.