Scope: 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 of the initial pool of particles and assembled in large systems – the galaxies. However, the details of the origins of stars and galaxies and how they have evolved over the subsequent 12 billion years until today are largely unknown. Our research contributes to understand these fundamental issues by investigating mass assembly, star formation, and galaxy interactions.

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Phase A of MOSAIC completed

The Phase A of the MOSAIC instrument of the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) has been completed and the plans...


Guest Professor Polychronis Papaderos (08.01.-02.02.2018)

Professor Polychronis Papaderos (Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Portugal) will work with various members...


Successful GTC proposal

Our team has been granted nine hours of spectroscopy with the 10-m Gran Telescopio Canarias using the OSIRIS instrument.


Latest News on MOSAIC for the ELT

MOSAIC will be a multi-object spectrograph for the 39-m Extremely Large Telescope that is scheduled for first light in...


New long-term guest: Boris Deshev, MSc

Boris Deshev (Tartu Observatory, Estonia) will spend 10 months of his PhD studies in our group, starting October 23rd....


Ulrike Kuchner PhD thesis

Ulrike Kuchner successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “The Properties of Galaxies in Clusters in the Middle-Aged...


Successful Cycle 5 ALMA proposal

7h of observing time with ALMA were granted to observe the dust continuum in the brightest cluster galaxy (BCG) of the...


Three recently accepted first author papers

Deshev, B.; Finoguenov, A.; Verdugo, M.; Ziegler, B.; et al. 2017.

Pérez-Martínez, J. M.; Ziegler, B.; Verdugo, M.;...


Guest Professor Ángeles Díaz (07.06.-30.06.2017)

Professor Díaz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) will give a lecture on “Element Abundances & Chemical Evolution of the...


Nadja Lampichler Master thesis

Nadja Lampichler successfully defended her Master Thesis on May 5th.


New group member: Dr. Asmus Böhm

Dr. Böhm works on observational studies of galaxy evolution. See his homepage for details on his research.