Institut für Astrophysik

Magnetic Activity from Stars to Planets

Topics of our research are the physics of stars and stellar systems, the understanding of their magnetic dynamos, and the search for extrasolar planets.

We observe the stars and their planets using astronomical telescopes around the world, and we are developing instrumentation for high-precision spectroscopy.

Our projects are funded by the European Research Council (ERC), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), and Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi).