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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 News

30.08.2018
 

National Astronomical Observatory Japan invites Bodo Ziegler

Prof. Bodo Ziegler (Department of Astrophysics) was awarded with a prestigious research grant from the National...

01.06.2018
 

First A&A paper by former master student V. Marian accepted for publication

Victor Marian, who did his Master thesis in our group, got his first first-author paper accepted on color gradients in...

11.04.2018
 

KWA grant for PhD student Jose M. Perez

Jose Manuel Perez, one of our PhD students, got awarded a KWA grant by the University of Vienna to work with colleagues...

12.03.2018
 

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...

01.03.2018
 

Bodo Ziegler MIRI Steering Committee member

Prof. Bodo Ziegler became a member of the MIRI Steering Committee for Austria.

28.02.2018
 

Bodo Ziegler awarded visitorship by NAOJ

Prof. Bodo Ziegler has been awarded a one-month visitorship by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan to work...

27.12.2017
 

Guest Professor Polychronis Papaderos (08.01.-02.02.2018)

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

15.12.2017
 

Successful GTC proposal

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

20.10.2017
 

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...

20.10.2017
 

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....

19.08.2017
 

Ulrike Kuchner PhD thesis

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

27.07.2017
 

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...