Formation & Evolution of Galaxies The main scope of the new chair for extragalactic astrophysics and cosmology is to explore and understand the formation of galaxies and their evolution in different environments. We have now good evidence that within the first 1 billion years after the Big Bang, the first population of stars emerged out Read More ...
Boris Deshev (Tartu Observatory, Estonia) will spend 10 months of his PhD studies in our group, starting October 23rd. His thesis on the evolution of galaxy populations in clusters is co-supervised by Bodo Ziegler (together with Peeter Tenjes and Alexis Finoguenov). Here is a link to his latest publication: Deshev et al. 2017, A&A, accepted
MOSAIC will be a multi-object spectrograph for the 39-m Extremely Large Telescope that is scheduled for first light in 2024. Bodo Ziegler as part of the MOSAIC team is currently joining a meeting in Toledo, Spain. Please find below a link to the latest Press Release on MOSAIC, and a nice promotional video.
Ulrike Kuchner successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “The Properties of Galaxies in Clusters in the Middle-Aged Universe” on August 17th.
7h of observing time with ALMA were granted to observe the dust continuum in the brightest cluster galaxy (BCG) of the galaxy cluster MACS1931.8-2635 (PI M. Postman, CoI B. Ziegler)
Professor Díaz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) will give a lecture on “Element Abundances & Chemical Evolution of the Cosmos”.