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Dr. Christian Maier
Extragalactic Astrophysics Group

University of Vienna
Department of Astronomy

Türkenschanzstrasse 17,
1180 Wien,
Austria
Office: 010.5
Tel. +43 1 4277-53827
Fax: +43 1 4277-9518
Email: christian.maier(at)univie.ac.at


I am currently Univ. assistant in the Extragalactic Astrophysics Group of Prof. Bodo Ziegler.

I am a member of the COSMOS team, a core member of the zCOSMOS team, a member of the VLT-CLASH team, and a member of the LoCuSS team.

May 2014 - 2015 Supervisor of Master Thesis: Kinematic Information on zCOSMOS Galaxies at Intermediate Redshifts from VLT Tilted Slits Spectroscopy: Tully-Fisher and the Stellar-to-Halo Mass Relations

Teaching, Recent Talks, Observing Programs and Publications

Oct 2014 Publication: C. Maier, B. L. Ziegler, S. J. Lilly, et al. The mass-metallicity relation of zCOSMOS galaxies at z ~ 0.7, its dependence on SFR, and the existence of massive low-metallicity galaxies, 2014, arXiv:1410.7389, submitted to A&A

Sep 2014 Talk: The existence and universality of the fundamental metallicity relation of star-forming galaxies in CLASH clusters at z~0.4 at the Evolving Galaxies in Evolving Environments conference, Bologna, Italy

Sep 2014 Publication: C. Maier, S.J. Lilly, B. L. Ziegler et al. The mass-metallicity and fundamental metallicity relations at z>2 using VLT and Subaru near-infrared spectroscopy of zCOSMOS galaxies, 2014, ApJ, 792, 3

Aug 2014 Proceedings: Oxygen abundances of zCOSMOS galaxies at z~1.4 based on five lines and implications for the fundamental metallicity relation , for the IAU Symposium 309 : Galaxies in 3D across the Universe, Vienna, Austria; arXiv:1408.5896

Jul 2014 Talk: The mass-metallicity and fundamental metallicity relations at z~1.4 using VLT-SINFONI near-infrared spectroscopy of zCOSMOS galaxies at the IAU Symposium 309 : Galaxies in 3D across the Universe, Vienna, Austria

Jun 2014 Observations 3 NIGHTS FMOS at Subaru telescope awarded : Z(M,SFR) at z>2 and the existence of the fundamental metallicity relation

May 2014 Talk: COSMOS-CLASH: The existence and universality of the fundamental metallicity relation at z<2.5 and environmental effects, at the Multiwavelength-surveys: Galaxy Formation and Evolution from the early universe to today, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014 Astronomical Laboratory Exercises Astronomisches Anfaengerpraktikum (SS 2014)

Feb 2014 Observations PI of Subaru program S14A-003 (FMOS observations 11/12 February): The mass-metallicity and fundamental metallicity relation at z>2

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014 Lecture Giant black holes and their host galaxies (WS 2013)

Sep 2013 Talk: A VLT-SUBARU synergy to establish the mass-metallicity relation of main sequence galaxies at z<2.5, at the Galaxy Evolution over Five Decades, Cambridge, UK

Sep 2013 Publication: Lisa Kewley, Christian Maier et al. The Cosmic BPT Diagram: Confronting Theory with Observations, 2013, ApJ, 774, 10

May 2013 Talk: A VLT-SUBARU synergy to establish the mass-metallicity relation of main sequence galaxies at z>2, at the COSMOS Team Meeting Kyoto 2013

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013 Lecture Galaxy Evolution (SS 2013)

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013 Astronomical Laboratory Exercises Astronomisches Anfaengerpraktikum (SS 2013)

Dec 2012 Observations 15 hours VLT-SINFONI awarded, rank A, service mode observations, for P91 (starting in April 2013) : The evolution of the mass-metallicity and fundamental metallicity relation from reliable SFRs, masses and metallicities of zCOSMOS galaxies at z ~ 1.4

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013 Lecture Giant black holes and their host galaxies (WS 2012)

Sep 2012 Publication Perez-Montero, E., Contini, T., Lamareille, F., Maier, C. et al., The cosmic evolution of oxygen and nitrogen abundances in star-forming galaxies over the last 10 Gyrs, 2013, A&A, 549, 25

Jun 2012 Invited Talk The evolution of the mass-metallicity relation at 0 < z < 2.5 revealed by near-infrared spectroscopy at Metals in Tuscany 2012

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012 Lecture Galaxy Evolution (SS 2012)

Apr 2012 Talk at Metals in 3D: New insights from Integral Field Spectroscopy, Granada, 2012

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012 Astronomical Laboratory Exercises Astronomisches Anfaengerpraktikum (SS 2012)

Oct 2011 - Jan 2012 Seminar for master and doctoral students Galaxy Evolution

Talk at the COSMOS meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Talk at the COSMOS meeting, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan

Curriculum Vitae

Education:
1994: Abitur, mark : 1.2 _ very good, Konstanz, Germany
1994 - 1999: study of physics at the University Heidelberg
1998 - 1999: Diploma thesis: (Abstract), at Landessternwarte Heidelberg, Germany
July 1999: Diploma in Physics, University Heidelberg (mark : very good)
1999 - 2002: Ph.D thesis: Emission Line Galaxies from CADIS: High Redshift Lyman-Alpha Galaxies and Metal Poor Galaxies at Medium Redshift 2002PhDT.........2M, in Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie Heidelberg, Germany
4th December 2002: PhD in Astronomy (mark : magna cum laude), University Heidelberg, Germany, Laudatio
Employment:
1998 - 1999 Landessternwarte Heidelberg
1999 - 2003 Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg
2003 - 2011 Institute of Astronomy, ETH Zürich
2007 - 2011 ETH Ober-Assistent, zCOSMOS data manager
since Oct 2011 University of Vienna, Department of Astrophysics

Research Interests

As the zCOSMOS data manager I have been responsible for the data handling of the 600 hours of zCOSMOS raw VIMOS data from ESO and preparing them for processing. My main research interests include

Previously Awarded Scientific Programs with Large Telescopes

PI of program 084.B-0232 SINFONI at the VLT,
Chemical evolution: metallicities of vigorously star-forming galaxies at z ~ 2.3,
37 hours in service mode

PI of program 084.B-0312 ISAAC at the VLT,
Establishing the evolutionary status of candidates low-metallicity luminous galaxies at z ~ 0.7,
23.5 hours in service mode

PI of program S09B-013 MOIRCS at the SUBARU telescope,
Chemical evolution: metallicities of vigorously star-forming galaxies at z ~ 2.3,
2.5 nights in visitor mode

PI of program 085.B-0317 ISAAC at the VLT,
Establishing the role of ENVIRONMENT on METALLICITIES of galaxies at 0.5 < z< 0.7,
23.5 hours in service mode

Selected Papers

Conferences 2004 - 2008