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Dr Christian Hirt

Dr Christian Hirt Dr Christian Hirt
Position DORA Senior Research Fellow
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School Western Australian School of Mines
Department Department of Spatial Sciences
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 207.214 (Geodesy Lab)
Email C.Hirt@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Dr Christian Hirt, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Spatial Sciences, holds a German Dipl.-Ing. And a Dr.-Ing. degree in Geodesy. His professional appointments include stays at University of Hannover and HafenCity University Hamburg, Germany (as an Associate Professor). Christian is responsible for the successful development of a Digital Zenith Camera System, and the development of high-resolution gravity field models for Earth (Global Gravity Model plus, GGMplus), Moon (LGM2011) and Mars (MGM2011), and a suite of Earth's topography and potential models (Earth2012). He has been involved in the development of regional gravimetric geoid models (Australia, New Zealand). Christian has more than 70 (among them 49 peer-reviewed) scientific publications in his name, most of them as a senior author.

Together with others, Christian is responsible or made essential contributions in attracting $1.25 Mio AUD worth of research funding. He is Chief Investigator of a $450,000 AUD Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project on the use of GOCE satellite gravimetry over the Australian region Christian’s research work is recognised by prestigious awards, among them a Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) from the ARC, a rare (success rate less than 6%) and prestigious Fellowship awarded by the ARC to outstanding mid-career ARC scientists. Christian is one of only two researchers of Curtin University, who have received the DORA award in the 2011 round. A short version of Christian's CV is available.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Qualifications

Dipl.-Ing. (Hanover), Dr.-Ing.(Hanover)

Selected awards

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Teaching

Field camps

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Research Interests

Physical Geodesy (quasi/geoid determination, high-resolution gravity field modelling)

Engineering Geodesy (heighting, refraction, sensor technology)

Geodetic Astronomy and Astrometry

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Articles (Research)

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Publications

Journal Articles (Research)

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Conference Articles (Research)

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Other Information

PhD Thesis

Other publications

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