Hendrik Schatz

Hendrik  Schatz
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Physics and Astronomy


Hendrik Schatz, professor of physics and astronomy, is a renowned scholar for his work in the area of nuclear astrophysics, focusing on accelerator experiments with radioactive beams that restage the same nuclear reactions that occur inside stars. Schatz is a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL). He also serves as director of the JINA Center for the Evolution of the Elements, a National Science Foundation Physics Frontiers Center.

Schatz received his Diploma in physics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, GSI, Kernphysik II, Darmstadt, Germany.

Schatz’s honors include election as a fellow in the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and American Physical Society. He is also known for his teaching excellence, earning the Graduate Student Teaching Award, Outreach Award and the Thomas H. Osgood Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching—all from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.