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"
- "Experimental High Energy Astrophysics" (working group Prof. Andrea Santangelo) working on "X-Ray and Gamma Astronomy" and "Ultra High Energy Astrophysics"
- "Space-based astronomy" (working group Jun. Prof. Beate Stelzer) working on "star formation", "magnetic activity" and "binary stars".
(Image: Copyright: Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics)
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. (Image: Copyright: ESA, Illustration by Ducros)