dr. F.P. (Frank) Helmich
Astrophysics science group
Frank Helmich is head of the Astrophysics Program of SRON. He manages
the groups of astrophysicists at SRON-Utrecht and SRON-Groningen and
oversees the SRON contribution to instrumentation projects for
astrophysics such as the Athena/XIFU, SPICA/SAFARI and AMKID.
He has been (2007-2016) Principal Investigator for the Heterodyne
Instrument for the Far-Infrared on the ESA cornerstone mission Herschel
Space Observatory and is member of the Herschel Science Team. He is
Lead scientist for the Netherlands for the SAFARI instrument for the SPICA
satellite (Cosmic Vision M5 candidate). He is member of the STO-2 and
GUSTO science teams.
He leads the core group of the Origins Center, which used to be called
Route 4 of the Nationale WetenschapsAgenda (the Dutch Research and