Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy Bonn

Dr. Emmanouil Angelakis

Observational Cosmology; Fermi-GST AGN Multi-Wavelength Monitoring Analysis (F-Gamma) Project; CSS, GPS, and HFP Sources; Radio Pulsar Astronomy.

Dr. John Antoniadis

Binary pulsars and their use to probe fundamental problems in physics such as the equation of state of matter at ultra-high densities, the nature of gravity, the low-frequency gravitational wave background and the evolution and death of stars. Extrasolar planets.

Dr. Rainer Beck

Magnetic Fields in Galaxies, Dynamo Amplification of Magnetic Fields, Cosmic-Ray Propagation in Galaxies, Radio Halos around Galaxies, Radio-Infrared Correlation of Galaxies, Image Analysis with Wavelet Functions, Low-Frequency Radio Emission of Galaxies with LOFAR, Prospects of Observing Cosmic Magnetic Fields with the Square Kilometre Array, Faraday Rotation Survey with the Australian SKA Pathfinder.

Dr. Arnaud Belloche

Star formation in the Milky Way, Astrochemistry

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Silke Britzen

Jets of Active Galactic Nuclei, jet launching and jet physics, Black Holes, supermassive binary black holes, General Relativity

Dr. Andreas Brunthaler

Astrometry, Local Group, Galactic Structure, Radio Supernovae.

Dr. David Champion

Pulsar Surveys, Pulsar Timing, Gravitational Wave Background, Double Neutron-Star Systems.

Dr. Paulo Freire

Pulsar Survey, Pulsar Timing, Pulsars in Globular Clusters, Neutron-Star Masses.

Dr. Christian Henkel

Molecular Spectroscopy, Star Formation, Active Galactic Nuclei, Physical Constants.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer

The research group searches for and exploits fast-rotating neutrons stars that are visible as radio pulsars. Their observations allow us to test general relativity and alternative theories of gravity and works towards the detection of a long-wave cosmological gravitational wave background.

Dr. Alex Kraus

Flux Density and Polarization Calibration of Continuum and Spectroscopic Observations, Variability of Active Galactic Nuclei, Properties of Radio Telescopes.

Dr. Thomas P. Krichbaum

Extragalactic Radio Sources, Active Galactic Nuclei, Structural and Kinematic Variability of AGN, Jet Physics Black Holes, Event Horizon, General Relativity Rapid Flux Density Variability Polarisation and Polarisation Variability of AGN Intraday Variability (IDV) and Interstellar Medium Interferometry, VLBI, mm-VLBI.

Dr. Andrei P. Lobanov

Physical Applications of VLBI Data, Spectral Properties of Compact Radio Sources, Probing the Conditions in the Broad-Line Region; Physics of Parsec-Scale Jets: Relation between Parsec-Scale Jet Spectra and Kinematics.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Maria Massi

Microquasars in the Galaxy

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Rainer Mauersberger

Molecular spectroscopy; star formation in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies; masers; observations in the cm, mm, and sub-mm regime

Prof. Dr. Karl M. Menten

Millimeter & Submillimeter Astronomy, (Sub)Millimeter Wavelength Studies of Asteroids and Comets, Molecular Clouds and Star Formation, Late Stages of Stellar Evolution, Astro-Chemistry, the Galactic Center and its Neighborhood, Dust and Molecules in External Galaxies, the Distant Universe and Cosmology, (Sub)Millimeter Wavelength Instrumentation.

Dr. Aris Noutsos

Pulsar Polarization, Galactic Magnetic Field, Faraday Rotation, Interstellar Medium, LOFAR Commissioning, Pulsar Working Group, Magnetism Key Science Project, Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope; Pulsars.

Prof. Dr. Eduardo Ros

Active Galactic Nuclei as Studied with Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and with a Multi-Band Approach; Radio Supernovae; Gravitational Lensing; Phase-Referencing and High-Precision Astrometry; Polarisation VLBI.

Dr. Alan Roy

Active Galactic Nuclei, Starburst Galaxies, Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry, Spectral-Line Observations of the Interstellar Medium, Radio Astronomical Instrumentation Development.

Dr. Axel Weiss

Molecular and atomic gas in galaxies

Dr. Friedrich Wyrowski

Massive Star Forming Regions, Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy, Diffuse Clouds, Late Type Stars.

Dr. Norbert Wex

Gravity Tests with Pulsars, General Relativity and Pulsars.

Dr. Friedrich Wyrowski

Massive Star Forming Regions, Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy, Diffuse Clouds, Late Type Stars.

Prof. Dr. J. Anton Zensus

Very Long Baseline Interferometry, Active Galactic Nuclei, Jets in Galaxies, Observations at Millimeter Wavelengths, Polarization Mapping, Phase-Reference Mapping, Pulsar-VLBI, Space VLBI, Technical Developments (e.g. Imaging Techniques), Intraday Variability.

Argelander-Institut für Astronomie of the University of Bonn

Dr. Kaustuv moni Basu

Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters, Properties of the Intra-Cluster Medium, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect, Galaxy Cluster Radio Halos

Prof. Dr. Frank Bertoldi

Star and Galaxy Formation in the Early Universe, APEX Sunyaev-Zeldovich Cluster Survey, Interstellar Medium, Radio Astronomical Technology and Software.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jürgen Kerp

Galactic and Extragalactic HI (Project: Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey), High-Velocity Clouds, Multi-Frequency Astrophysics, Correlation Analyzes of Radio and X-Ray Data.

Prof. Dr. Uli Klein

Galaxy Structure, Kinematics, Interstellar and Intergalactic Magnetic Fields.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Langer

Research Topics Include the Evolution of Single and Binary Stars, Nucleosynthesis, Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Stellar and Circumstellar Hydrodynamics.

Prof. Dr. Cristiano Porciani

Cosmology, Galaxy Clustering, Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Physics of the Intergalactic Medium, Structure of Dark-Matter Halos and Galaxy Formation.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Reiprich

Clusters of Galaxies, Supermassive Black Holes, Cosmology, X-Ray Astronomy.

Dr. Richard Stancliffe

Stellar Evolution, Nucleosynthesis, Hydrodynamics, Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars, Carbon-enhanced Metal-poor Stars, Binary Stars.

Prof. Dr. Peter Schneider

Gravitational Lensing, Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy, Wide-Field Imaging.

1. Physikalisches Institut der Universität zu Köln

Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckart

Stellar and Gas Dynamics in External Host Galaxies and Astrophysical Disks in General, the Analysis of the Stellar Populations in the Central Regions of Galaxies, as well as their Interaction with the Central Massive Black Hole. Interferometric Methods from the CM- via the MM- to the Mid-Infrared and Near-Infrared Domain are being employed.

Prof. Dr. Lucas Labadie

Astrophysics at high angular resolution, observational astrophysics using infrared long-baseline interferometry and adaptive optics, optical and infrared instrumentation for delivering high-angular resolution observation

Prof. Dr. Peter Schilke

Formation of Massive Stars, Astrochemistry, Formation of Molecular Clouds.

Prof. Dr. Stephan Schlemmer

Interstellar Molecules, High Resolution Spectroscopy, Collision Dynamics.

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