Heller, René

Heller, René

Solar and Stellar Interiors
+49 551 384 979-252

Curriculum Vitae

Condensed CV
2016-today Postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
                    working on ESA's PLATO space mission
2015-2016  Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service at the
                   Institute for Astrophysics Göttingen
2013-2015  Postdoc of the Canadian Astrobiology Training Program at the
                   Origins Institute, McMaster University, Canada
2010-2013  Postdoc at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
                   working on close stellar binary research
2007-2010  PhD in the DFG Graduiertenkolleg "Extrasolar Planets and Their
                   Host Stars" at the Hamburger Sternwarte

Selected Publications
[16] (Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, 2015, Vol. 579, L4, 4 pp.) 
R. Heller, G. D. Marleau, R. Pudritz — The formation of the Galilean moons and Titan in the Grand Tack scenario

[15] (Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2015, Vol. 578, id A19, 11 pp.)
R. Heller, R. Pudritz — Conditions for water ice lines and Mars-mass exomoons around accreting super-Jovian planets at 1 - 20 AU from Sun-like stars

[14] (The Astrophysical Journal, 2015, Vol. 806, 181, 9 pp.)
R. Heller, R. Pudritz — Water ice lines and the formation of giant moons around super-Jovian planets

[13] (The International Journal of Astrobiology, 2015, Vol. 14, Special Issue 2, pp. 335-343)
R. Heller, R. Barnes — Runaway greenhouse effect on exomoons due to irradiation from hot, young giant planets

[12] (The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2014, Vol. 796, L1, 5 pp.)
R. Heller, S. Albrecht — How to determine an exomoon's sense of orbital motion

[11] (Astrobiology, 2014, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 798-835, Astrobiology cover story)
R. Heller, D. Williams, D. Kipping, M. A. Limbach, E. Turner, R. Greenberg, T. Sasaki, É. Bolmont, O. Grasset, K. Lewis, R. Barnes, J. I. Zuluaga — Formation, Habitability, and Detection of Extrasolar Moons
[ADS] / [Astrobiology website] / [Astronomy Picture of the Day]

[10] (The Astrophysical Journal, 2014, Vol. 787, id 14, 15 pp.)
R. Heller — Detecting extrasolar moons akin to Solar System satellites with an orbital sampling effect

[9] (Astrobiology, 2014, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 50-66)
R. Heller, J. Armstrong — Superhabitable Worlds

[8] (The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2013, Vol. 776, L33, 6 pp.)
R. Heller, J. I. Zuluaga — Magnetic shielding of exomoons beyond the circumplanetary habitable edge

[7] (Astrobiology, 2013, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 18-46, Astrobiology cover story)
R. Heller, R. Barnes — Exomoon habitability constrained by illumination and tidal heating

[6] (Astronomy & Astrophysics Letters, 2012, Vol. 545, L8, 4 pp.)
R. Heller — Exomoon habitability constrained by energy flux and orbital stability

[5] (Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 2011, Vol. 41, Issue 6, pp. 539-543)
R. Heller, R. Barnes, J. Leconte — Habitability of extrasolar planets and tidal spin evolution

[4] (Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2011, Vol. 528, A27, 16 pp.)
R. Heller, J. Leconte, R. Barnes — Tidal obliquity evolution of potentially habitable planets

[3] (Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2010, Vol. 514, A22, 14 pp.)
R. Heller, B. Jackson, R. Barnes, R. Greenberg, D. Homeier — Tidal effects on brown dwarfs: Application to the eclipsing binary 2MASSJ05352184-0546085 — The anomalous temperature reversal in the context of tidal heating

[2] (Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2009, Vol. 508, pp. 1509-1516)
R. Heller, D. Mislis, J. Antoniadis — Transit detections of extrasolar planets around main-sequence stars — I. Sky maps for hot Jupiters 
[ADS] / [online material (sky maps)]

[1] (Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2009, Vol. 496, pp. 191-205)
R. Heller, D. Homeier, S. Dreizler, R. H. Østensen — Spectral analysis of 636 white dwarf - M star binaries from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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