Working Group Jun.Prof. Beate Stelzer - Section Astronomy

The Working Group "Space-based Astronomy" deals with multi-wavelength observations aiming at understanding the formation and evolution of cool stars.


Special research interests are:

  • magnetic activity at the cool end of the main-sequence, including brown dwarfs
  • protostellar disks and mass accretion in young stars and brown dwarfs
  • binary stars composed of white dwarf and main-sequence star


Observations are carried out with a variety of telescopes both on the ground (e.g. ESO/VLT) and in space (e.g. XMM-Newton, Chandra, Kepler).