Research Area: STELLAR STRUCTURE AND EVOLUTION

Topics covered in this research area

  • Stellar evolution, especially the late stages, for example:
    • Mass loss
    • Planetary nebulae
    • Supernovae
  • Stellar surface abundances
  • Stellar surface structures
  • Stellar pulsations
  • Stellar magnetic fields and magnetic activity
  • Low mass stars
  • Black holes and neutron stars

These research topics are covered using observations from X-rays to Infrared, and with many different techniques, e.g., high resolution optical/IR spectroscopy, optical interferometry and polarimetry.

People working on this research area also meet regularly in so-called "stellar coffee".




Thesis topics offered on Stellar Structure and Evolution

Scientific Staff in Garching working on Stellar Structure and Evolution

Baade, Dietrich

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Pulsations and mass loss of early type stars
  • Light atomic elements in the interstellar medium
  • Late stages of stellar evolution

Diaz Trigo, Maria

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • X-ray binaries
  • Black holes and neutron stars
  • High-energy astrophysics
  • Accretion disc atmospheres, winds and jets
  • Ultra-luminous X-ray sources and AGN

Gilmozzi, Roberto

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Novae Supernovae
  • UV astronomy
  • Future Telescopes

Humphreys, Liz

Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Central Parsecs of AGN
  • High-Mass Star Formation
  • Evolved Star Mass Loss
  • Millimetre and Submillimetre Astronomy

Hussain, Gaitee

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Magnetic activity in cool stars and stellar clusters
  • Optical, NIR and X-ray spectroscopy of stars and circumstellar environments
  • T Tauri and pre-main sequence stars
  • Stellar surface imaging

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Kerber, Florian

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Planetary nebulae
  • Late stages of stellar evolution
  • Stellar mass loss and interaction with the interstellar medium

Moehler, Sabine

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Galactic globular clusters
  • Horizontal branch stars
  • Late stages of stellar evolution

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Pasquini, Luca

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Precision Spectroscopy, direct measurement of the cosmic acceleration
  • Light Element Abundances (Li and Be): Primordial Nucleosynthesis, Galactic Enrichment, Stellar Mixing
  • Globular Clusters: light elements anti-correlations
  • Chemical Abundance of stars in the local group, in clusters and in the field
  • Exo-Planets, planets around evolved stars

Patat, Ferdinando

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Supernovae
  • Statistical Data Analysis
  • Monte Carlo Simulations

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Primas, Francesca

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Galactic chemical evolution
  • UV and optical astronomy
  • High-resolution spectroscopy

Schöller, Markus

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Optical Long Baseline Interferometry
  • Stellar magnetic fields
  • Star formation and stellar evolution

Valenti, Elena

Stellar Populations  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Resolved stellar populations
  • Star Clusters
  • Galactic Bulge
  • Chemical Abundances
  • Adaptive optics - NIR Imaging and Spectroscopy

Walsh, Jeremy

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Planetary nebulae
  • HII regions
  • Polarimetry

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Wittkowski, Markus

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Optical interferometry
  • Stellar surfaces
  • AGN

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Geier, Stephan

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Fellows

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  • Hot subdwarf stars
  • Close binaries
  • Substellar companions to hot stars
  • SN Ia progenitors

Grunhut, Jason

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

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  • Incidence and structure of magnetic fields of massive stars
  • Magnetism and pulsations of early type stars
  • Stellar surface and circumstellar imaging
  • High-resolution, optical spectropolarimetry of stars and their circumstellar environment

Maguire, Kate

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Fellows

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  • Supernovae
  • Observational cosmology
  • Supernova progenitors

Marie-Curie Fellow

Rahoui, Farid

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Fellows

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  • Multi-wavelengths study of high energy sources
  • Black holes and Neutron stars
  • X-ray binaries (low- and high mass) evolution and direct environment
  • Accretion discs and jet physics in microquasars and quasars

Alvarado Gómez, Julian

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

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  • Solar/Stellar Magnetic Fields and Activity
  • Plasma Astrophysics
  • High Resolution Spectropolarimetry

Niederhofer, Florian

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

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  • High-Mass Star Formation
  • Massive Stars
  • Stellar Populations
  • ISM of Galaxies

Inno, Laura

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

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  • Cepheids and Variable Stars
  • Galaxy Structure and Kinematics
  • Cosmic Distance Scale

Dhawan, Suhail

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Cosmology and the Early Universe  ·  Students

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  • Near Infrared Light Curves of Supernovae
  • Spectral signatures in Type Ia supernovae
  • Cosmology

Wang, Yue

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

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  • Globular cluster evolution
  • Galactic chemical evolution

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