Welcome to the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics

The Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics was founded on January 9th,1995 by merging the former facilities: Astronomical Institute, Department Theoretical Astrophysics and Department Physics with High Performance Computers. These are now sections of the new Institute, which organise their own business autonomously (personnel, budget, rooms, scientific projects).

On July 18th, 2007 all sections of the institute, together with other particle physics sections of the University of Tübingen, founded the Kepler Center for Astro and Particle Physics, to bundle the existing competence in the fields of  Astrophysics and Particle Physics for research and teaching and to extend this further. It is also intended to expedite the close cooperation between theory and experiment at the exploration of the structure of the universe in combination with the fundamental building blocks of matter and its interactions.

DirectorProf. Dott. Andrea Santangelo
Deputy DirectorProf. Dr. Kostas Kokkotas



Stellenausschreibung: Doktorandenstelle

Stellar Laboratories: High-precision Atomic Physics with STIS The PhD thesis project focuses on quantitative spectral analyses of high-resolution ultravioletstellar spectra obtained with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph....


Ein neuer TeV-Supernovaüberrest-Kandidat ohne Pendant in irgendeinem anderen Frequenzband

Durch neue Beobachtungen mit den H.E.S.S-Teleskopen konnte ein neuer Supernovaüberrest-Kandidat identifiziert werden.