Hilmar Duerbeck's Homepage

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Personal data:

Name:        Hilmar W. Duerbeck 

Email:       hduerbec (at) vub.ac.be 

Nationality: German

Title:       Ph.D., Lecturer (U Bonn), Hon. Prof. (U Muenster)

Address:     WE/OBSS (Astronomy)              
             Vrije Universiteit Brussel
             Pleinlaan 2
             B-1050 Brussel

Private:     Postfach 1268
             D-54543 Daun/Eifel
             Phone: +49 (0)6592 3963
             FAX:   +49 (0)6592 980854

Fields:      Cataclysmic variables, Contact binaries, final helium
             flash objects, history of astronomy and cosmology

Furthermore: Associate editor of
             Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage 

             Member of the editorial board of the
             Journal of Astronomical Data
             Member of the editorial board of
             Acta Historica Astronomiae

	     Secretary of the 
	     Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft

A list of publications can be found here.

A curriculum vitae can be found here.

A recent photo can be found here.

A somewhat older photo can be found here.

Here are a few links, some of which might be useful:

In Hubble's shadow: early research on the expansion of the universe, by H.W. Duerbeck and W.C. Seitter, in Miklos Konkoly Thege: 100 Years of Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics, edited by C. Sterken and J. Hearnshaw, published by C. Sterken, VUB Brussel, 2001, p. 231-254. here
A list of obituary notes of astronomers, compiled by H.W. Duerbeck, B. Ott and W.R. Dick, is found here
A catalog and atlas of cataclysmic variables, kept by R. Downes with the assistance of R.F. Webbink, M.M. Shara, H. Ritter, U. Kolb, and H.W. Duerbeck is found here
A popular archaeological paper on a Roman villa near the village of Strohn/Eifel (in German), submitted to Heimatjahrbuch Daun 2006, but blocked by the “top dog” P.H., can be found here.