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Stefan Kraus

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I work as Rutherford Fellow and Proleptic Lecturer in the Astrophysics Group at the University of Exeter. Before that, I held appointments as NASA Sagan Fellow at the University of Michigan and as SMA fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Bonn and my M.Sc. from the University of Massachusetts.

My research focuses on high-angular resolution studies related to star and planet formation. Using infrared interferometers such as VLTI and CHARA I investigate the inner regions of protoplanetary disks and study the mass accretion and ejection processes taking place close to the forming star. Using these observations, I constrain the structure and physical conditions in the sub-AU inner disk regions and investigate where planets are forming in the disk and how they interact with the disk material.

I also serve as President for the Science Council of the European Interferometry Initiative (EII) and Project Scientist for the Planet Formation Imager (PFI) Project.

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