• Hector Fellows

    Distinguished researchers in STEM fields.

Prof. Dr. Eva Grebel

Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, University of Heidelberg

Hector Fellow since 2015

Eva Grebel is professor of astronomy and director of the “Astronomisches Rechen-Institut” at the University of Heidelberg. In addition she heads a Research Unit of the German Research Foundation (DFG) on the exploration of the Milky Way.

Eva Grebel is one of the leading researchers in the field of galaxy evolution and belongs to the most cited scientists in astronomy. As a pioneer in the new research field "galactic archaeology" she uses age, movements and composition of stars as fossil witnesses of the evolution of near-field galaxies and the Milky Way. She investigates star formation and heavy-element enrichments as well as the role of fusion processes with smaller galaxies.

Her research was honored with several awards including the Lautenschläger Research Award and the NCU-Delta Young Astronomer Lectureship Award. She is a member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and of the Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Research fields


Galaxy assembly and evolution, galactic archaeology and near-field cosmology, stellar populations and chemical evolution, star formation and star clusters