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Planet and Star Formation Department

We study planet and star formation, utilizing observations with advanced telescopes, studies of exoplanets, and complex computer simulations. [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]
Science is a collaborative effort. We take part - sometimes in leading roles - in initiatives such as the Collaborative Research Center SFB 881, the Heidelberg Origins of Life Iniative, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV, and the Pan-STARRS 1 Science Consortium.

Scientific Initiatives

Science is a collaborative effort. We take part - sometimes in leading roles - in initiatives such as the Collaborative Research Center SFB 881, the Heidelberg Origins of Life Iniative, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV, and the Pan-STARRS 1 Science Consortium. [more]
To further our research, we develop and construct instruments and collaborate to build and maintain observatories on the ground and in space.

Observatories, Instruments and New Technologies

To further our research, we develop and construct instruments and collaborate to build and maintain observatories on the ground and in space. [more]
Astronomy is fun and fascinating - not only for scientists, but also for the general public, for pupils and teachers. MPIA is highly active in the field of public outreach. With Haus der Astronomie, we have our own Center for Astronomy Education and Outreach on campus.

Astronomy for the Public

Astronomy is fun and fascinating - not only for scientists, but also for the general public, for pupils and teachers. MPIA is highly active in the field of public outreach. With Haus der Astronomie, we have our own Center for Astronomy Education and Outreach on campus. [more]
 
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