I am Frank Schinzel, Scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, where I am currently leading the Very Large Array/Very Long Baseline Array Science User Support Group. I am also Adjunct Professor at University of New Mexico.
I have a broad range of research interests that include: relativistic outflows from super massive black holes, the connection between radio and gamma-ray skies, finding creative ways to make use of current and upcoming sky surveys, and developing new techniques in calibration, imaging, or observations. I also have a specific interests in polarimetric observations of the radio sky and improving our knowledge of on-sky calibrator sources to enable accurate full-polarization calibration. I am also involved in radio astronomy instrumentation across all wavelengths, especially with interferometers at all scales. For broader scientific and societal impacts I focus on spectrum management at the national and international level.
|Scientist||National Radio Astronomy Observatory||2023 -|
|VLA/VLBA Scientific User Support Group Lead||National Radio Astronomy Observatory||2020 -|
|Adjunct Professor Physics & Astronomy||University of New Mexico||2016 -|
|Assocate Scientist||National Radio Astronomy Observatory||2020 - 2023|
|Assistant Scientist||National Radio Astronomy Observatory||2016 - 2020|
|Staff Scientist||LWA1 Radio Observatory||2012 - 2016|
|Postdoctoral Fellow||University of New Mexico, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy||2011 - 2016|
|Astrophysics||Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy / University of Cologne||2011 Doktor der Naturwissenschaften|
|Physics & Astronomy||University of New Mexico||2008 Master of Science (with Thesis)|
|Physics||Bayerische Julius-Maximillians-Universitaet Wuerzburg||2005 Vordiplom Physik|
Professional Memberships & External Committees
- Member of the Committee on Radio Frequencies (CORF) of the Division on Engineering and Physical Science of the National Academy of Sciences (2019 -)
- Member of U.S. Delegation to ITU-R WP-7D (2021-)
- Affiliated Scientist with the Fermi/Large Area Telescope collaboration (2016 -)
- Membership of professional organizations: USNC-URSI, American Physical Society, American Astronomical Society / High Energy Astrophysics Division, International Astronomical Union
Research Grants, Fellowships, & Awards
|2023-2024||P.I. NASA Fermi Guest Investigator cycle 16 "SEARCHING FOR A MISSED POPULATION OF GAMMA-RAY SOURCES"|
|2022-2023||P.I. NASA Fermi Guest Investigator cycle 15
"Revealing a missing population of gamma-ray pulsars"
|2019-2021||P.I. NASA Chandra Cycle 21
"The X-ray Tail of PSR J0002+6216"
|2019-2021||P.I. Student Observer Support 2019B
"A Parallax for PSR J0002+6216"
|2019-2020||P.I. NASA Fermi Guest Investigator grant cycle 12
"Steep Spectrum Radio Sources Toward Fermi Unassociated Fields"
|2018-2019||P.I. NASA Fermi Guest Investigator grant cycle 11
"Enhancing the value of the Fermi/LAT Fourth Source Catalog through a dedicated radio survey with the VLA and VLBA"
|2015-2016||P.I. NASA Fermi Guest Investigator grant cycle 8
"The Population of Steady Gamma-ray emitters among Fermi-LAT unassociated sources"
|2014-2015||P.I. NASA Fermi Guest Investigator grant cycle 7
"A new population of gamma-ray emitters among Fermi-LAT unassociated sources"
|2012-2014||Co-I NASA Fermi Guest Investigator grant cycle 5
"Unveiling Unassociated Fermi-LAT Sources with a deep EVLA/VLBA survey"
|2011-2015||Co-I NSF grant
"Science with LWA1"
|2011-2014||Co-I NSF grant
"Large Aperture Experiment to Detect the Dark Age"
|2011-2012||Co-I NASA Fermi Guest Investigator grant cycle 4
"Exploring the Parsec-Scale Environments of Fermi AGN"
|2010||Travel Grants: IAU Symposium 275: "Jets at all Scales", ISEB student 38th GA of COSPAR|
|2008-2011||Fellow of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|2006-2007||Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)|