Directors

Thomas K. Henning
Thomas K. Henning
Managing director

Phone: +49 6221 528-200
Hans-Walter Rix
Hans-Walter Rix
Director

Phone: +49 6221 528-210
Laura Kreidberg
Laura Kreidberg
Director

Phone: +49 6221 528-215

Scientific Departments

Scientific Departments

The Planet and Star Formation (PSF) department of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy consists of approximately 80 scientists and is headed by Thomas Henning.

Planet and Star Formation

The Planet and Star Formation (PSF) department of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy consists of approximately 80 scientists and is headed by Thomas Henning. [more]
Directly after the Big Bang, the universe was very simple and almost without structure. In the present universe, we see galaxies of various shapes and forms, aligned on an intricate weave of dark matter filaments. How did the universe become interesting? Those are the key questions guiding research in the Galaxies and Cosmology (GC) department at MPIA, headed by Hans-Walter Rix.

Galaxies and Cosmology

Directly after the Big Bang, the universe was very simple and almost without structure. In the present universe, we see galaxies of various shapes and forms, aligned on an intricate weave of dark matter filaments. How did the universe become interesting? Those are the key questions guiding research in the Galaxies and Cosmology (GC) department at MPIA, headed by Hans-Walter Rix. [more]
We are in the midst of a revolution in the study of extrasolar planets. Thousands of recent discoveries have revealed that planets are common — most stars host at least one — and they show much greater diversity in size and orbital architecture than is present in the Solar System

Atmospheric Physics of Exoplanets (APEx)

We are in the midst of a revolution in the study of extrasolar planets. Thousands of recent discoveries have revealed that planets are common — most stars host at least one — and they show much greater diversity in size and orbital architecture than is present in the Solar System [more]
 
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