Research Area: COSMOLOGY AND THE EARLY UNIVERSE

Topics covered in this research area

Subjects in this research area aim at understanding the dark contents of the Universe (Dark Matter and Dark Energy) with the goal of understanding its expansion history since the Big Bang.

  • Type Ia supernovae as probes of Dark Energy
  • Type II supernovae as extragalactic distance indicators (Hubble constant)
  • X-ray clusters and the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
  • Weak lensing and the large-scale distribution of Dark Matter
  • Cosmology with the European Extremeley Large Telescope (E-ELT)

Thesis topics offered on Cosmology and the Early Universe


Scientific Staff in Garching working on Cosmology and the Early Universe


Faculty

Name Interests

Paola Andreani
Scientific interests:
  • Observational cosmology
  • Formation and evolution of galaxies and QSOs
  • Far infrared and submillimetric extragalactic backgrounds

Sandro D'Odorico
Scientific interests:
  • Intergalactic medium at high redshifts
  • Primeval galaxies

Adam Dobrzycki
Scientific interests:
  • Quasar surveys
  • X-ray surveys
  • Quasar absorption lines
  • Computational astronomy

Wolfram Freudling
Scientific interests:
  • Observational cosmology
  • High-redshift galaxies and quasars
  • Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs)
  • Large Scale Structure and peculiar motion of galaxies

Liz Humphreys
Scientific interests:
  • Central Parsecs of AGN
  • High-Mass Star Formation
  • Evolved Star Mass Loss
  • Millimetre and Submillimetre Astronomy

Bruno Leibundgut
Scientific interests:
  • Supernovae
  • QSO absorbers
  • Cosmology
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Jochen Liske
Scientific interests:
  • Observational cosmology
  • Galaxy evolution
  • QSO absorption lines
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Palle Møller
Scientific interests:
  • Damped Lyman-alpha Absorbers at high redshift
  • Dust at high redshift
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Formation of Large Scale Structure
  • Redshift Evolution of the Fundamental Plane
  • Redshift Evolution of Core Properties of Elliptical Galaxies

Jason Spyromilio
Scientific interests:
  • Supvernovae, their use as distance indicators
  • IR spectroscopy
  • High resolution spectroscopy
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Eelco van Kampen
Scientific interests:
  • The formation and evolution of galaxies
  • High-redshift galaxies and galaxy clusters
  • Cosmological simulations
  • Gravitational lensing

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Fellows

Name Interests

Matthieu Béthermin
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Cosmic infrared background
  • Evolution of infrared and sub-millimeter galaxy populations
  • Connexion between large-scale structures and galaxies
  • Deep far-infrared and (sub-)millimeter surveys

Soh Ikarashi (SCO visitor)
Scientific interests:
  • Massive galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe
  • Molecular gas in high-redshift galaxies
  • Deep (sub)millimeter survey

Claudia Lagos
Scientific interests:
  • Simulations of the formation and evolution of galaxies
  • Modelling of the ISM, star formation and feedback
  • Galaxy and black hole co-evolution in large surveys

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Kate Maguire

Marie-Curie Fellow

Scientific interests:

  • Supernovae
  • Observational cosmology
  • Supernova progenitors


Gergely Popping
Scientific interests:
  • Simulations of galaxy formation and evolution
  • Modelling the ISM in galaxies
  • Modelling sub-mm emission from galaxies

Farid Rahoui
Scientific interests:
  • 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

Students

Name Interests

Maryam Arabsalmani

Scientific interests:

  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Damped Lyman-alpha absorbers
  • GRB host galaxies

Marco De Pascale
Scientific interests:
  • Machine learning and classification
  • Supernovae
  • Galactic archaeology
  • Cosmology

Suhail Dhawan
Scientific interests:
  • Near Infrared Light Curves of Supernovae
  • Spectral signatures in Type Ia supernovae
  • Cosmology

Bitten Gullberg
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy evolution and molecular gas in the interstellar medium in high redshift galaxies

Gael Noirot
Scientific interests:
  • Milky Way's thin and thick discs
  • High-redshift galaxy clusters and proto-clusters