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Mathematician and stargazer – software expert Rolf Hempel

8 Dec 2010, 10:01 UTC
Mathematician and stargazer – software expert Rolf Hempel

Rolf Hempel, the Head of DLR's Simulation and Software Technology, has an asteroid named after him. No wonder, as he devotes much of his spare time to astronomy. A mathematician by training, he manages the development of new software technologies that has applications such as the construction of complex space systems. Rolf Hempel applies his logical streak in equal measure to both his work and to his hobby.

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