Institute for Astrophysics

Research Activities at the Institute for Astrophysics

Solar and stellar astrophysics


Extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology

  • Research group Prof. Dr. W. Kollatschny
    Structure and kinematic in the cores of active galaxies, environment of Black Holes, properties of AGN-hostgalaxies and its large-scale galactic environment
  • Research group Prof. Dr. J. Niemeyer
    Physics of the early universe, inflation in string theory, primordial fluctuations, cosmological structure formation, computational cosmology


Astrophysical research and collaborative projects

  • FOR 2544 - DFG Forschergruppe
  • IMPRS - International Max Planck Research School
  • AstroMundus - International Masters Course
  • ELT-CAM MICADO - '1st Light' Camera for deep observations at the ESO/ E-ELT (PT-DESY 05A11MG1)
  • ELT-MOS MOSAIC - Multi-Object Spectrograph at the ESO/ E-ELT (PT-DESY 05A14MG1)
  • ELT-HIRES - High-resolution Spectrograph at the ESO/ E-ELT (PT-DESY 05A14MG3)
  • MUSE/D3Dnet - Optical 3D-Spectroscopy at the ESO/ VLT (PT-DESY 05A11MG4)
  • CRC 963: Astrophysical Flow Instabilities and Turbulence (ended)
  • RTG 1351: Extrasolar Planets and their Host Stars (ended)