Scientific collaboration is one of the main strengths of MPIA as an institution. In this tradition, the following group of talented astronomers further their research through ingenuity, perseverance, collaboration, and efficient use of the facilities MPIA provides.
Bernd is trying to unravel the link between Active Galactic Nuclei and their host galaxies in terms of scaling relations, powerful outflows and feedback with the aid 3D spectroscopy and multi-wavelenght observations. He is the PI of the CARS survey www.cars-survey.org. Right now he is pushing his work to higher redshifts in preparation for the James Webb Space Telescope to be launched in 2018.
Laura uses variable Cepheid stars as distance indicators and stellar tracers to investigate the structure, the dynamics and the chemical content of young stellar populations in the Milky Way disk and satellites. [more]
Anna is on a one-year Fulbright grant at the MPIA, and is interested in applying machine learning techniques to data from large spectroscopic surveys. Starting in Fall 2015, she will be a graduate student at Caltech.