Short Bio


Prof. Michael Meyer (born 1967, master of science in physics, University of Missouri, PhD in astronomy, University of Massachusetts) was head of the planet and star formation group at the ETH in Zürich (2009-2016) and was formerly a Professor/Astronomer at the Department of Astronomy/Steward Observatory of the University of Arizona (2000-2009). He was a Hubble Fellow at the University of Arizona (1997-2000) and did a post-doc at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomie (1995-1997). He has more than 20 years of international scientific research experience, in the fields of galactic and infrared astronomy, as well as the formation, evolution, and characterisation of planetary systems (and associated implications on the prospects for life in the Universe). He has experience participating in the development of ground- and space-based instrumentation, including both the NIRCam and NIRISS for JWST as well as high contrast imaging systems/spectrographs for 6-10 meter telescopes and ELTs.

A recent two-page version of Prof. Meyer’s CV can be found here.

He currently lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, two children, and dog, Luna.

Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems (FEPS) research group website can be found here.