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).