Michael Backes

Michael Backes

University of Namibia
Department of Physics
Private Bag 13301
340 Mandume Ndemufayo Ave, Pionierspark
12010 Windhoek
Namibia

Phone: +264 061 206 3789
Email: mbackesunamna
Personal website: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9326-6400
Organization website: http://www.unam.edu.na/faculty-of-science/physics/our-team?personid=1080

NCA adherence: South Africa

Last updated:
May 8, 2019

IAU Status

Inactive Member

Past affiliation(s) within the IAU

  • Past Member of Division B Facilities, Technologies and Data Science (until 2018)
  • Past Member of Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage (until 2018)
  • Past Member of Division D High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics (until 2018)

Areas of interest

1 - General: 1.3 - History and philosophy of astronomy, 1.8 - Communicating Astronomy with the Public, 1.10 - Astronomy for Development
2 - Physical data and processes: 2.4 - Acceleration of particles, 2.6 - Astroparticle physics, 2.29 - Relativistic processes
3 - Astronomical instrumentation, methods and techniques: 3.6 - Site testing
5 - Astrometry and celestial mechanics: 5.5 - Occultations
9 - Interstellar medium (ISM), nebulae: 9.5 - ISM: cosmic rays
11 - Galaxies: 11.2 - Galaxies: active, 11.3 - Galaxies: BL Lacertae objects, 11.19 - Galaxies: jets, 11.25 - Galaxies: nuclei, 11.28 - Galaxies: quasars

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