Research Profile of the Sections Astronomy and High Energy Astrophysics

The research comprises the topics "UV and Optical Astronomy" (working group Prof. Klaus Werner) working on "experimental UV astronomy" and "quantitative spectral analysis of stellar spectra", the topic "Experimental High Energy Astrophysics" (working group Prof. Andrea Santangelo) working on "X-Ray and Gamma Astronomy" and "Ultra High Energy Astrophysics", and the topic "space-based astronomy" (working group Jun. Prof. Beate Stelzer) working on  "star formation", "magnetic activity" and "binary stars".

XMM-Newton

Infrastructure

In addition to the scientific working groups we also have an electronics workshop with large experience in building space qualified electronics and a mechanical workshop with corresponding experience in building scientific instruments.