Research Activities at the Institute for Astrophysics and Geophysics

Geophysical fluiddynamics

  • Research group Prof. Dr. A. Tilgner
    The research group studies various geophysical phenomena in which fluid mechanics are involved, like thermal convection, tides, and generation of magnetic fields (dynamo effect). For this numerical simulations and laboratory experiments to reproduce processes in the Earth and other planets are performed.

Solar, stellar, and planetary astrophysics

Extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology

Astrophysical research and collaborative projects

  • FOR 2544 - DFG Forschergruppe
  • IMPRS - International Max Planck Research School
  • 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)
  • CRIRES+ - ESO/ VLT CRIRES upgrade project
  • MUSE/D3Dnet - Optical 3D-Spectroscopy at the ESO/ VLT (PT-DESY 05A11MG4)
  • HETDEX - Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment