1993 …2024

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The research focus of Professor Hugentobler (b. 1959) is precision geodetic applications for global satellite navigation systems such as GPS and Galileo. In addition to precise localization for geodynamic applications, this includes precise orbit determination and modeling for navigation satellites and low-orbit satellites, as well as time and frequency transfer. His research tasks also include scientific support for the operation of the Wettzell Geodetic Observatory in collaboration with the German Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy.

Professor Hugentobler studied theoretical physics at the University of Bern and received a doctorate in astronomy from the same university in 1997. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the European Space Agency (ESA), he joined the University of Bern in 1999 as head of the GPS Research Group. He has headed TUM’s Department of Space Geodesy and TUM’s Space Geodesy Research Unit since 2006. He is Secretary General of the Project Geodesy (DGK) of the Bavarian Academy of Science.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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