Research Area: PLANETS AND STAR FORMATION

Topics covered in this research area

  • Detection and characterisation of extrasolar planets
  • Observational methods to study the earliest stages of star formation
  • The circumstellar environment of high and low mass stars
  • Star formation at the Galactic Centre




Thesis topics offered on Planets and Star Formation

Scientific Staff in Garching working on Planet and Star Formation

Hainaut, Olivier

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Comets, asteroids, trans-neptunian objects
  • Surface properties and evolution of icy bodies
  • Cometary activity at large heliocentric distances
  • Ultra-deep imaging

 

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Ivanov, Valentin

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

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  • Transiting exoplanets
  • Nearby brown dwarfs and low mass stars
  • Milky Way structure and star clusters

 

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Hummel, Christian

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Optical and near-IR interferometry
  • Double stars and stellar evolution
  • Star formation

 

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Beccari, Giacomo

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • Pre-main Sequence Stars in massive star-burst Clusters
  • Stellar Population in Clusters
  • Stellar dynamics in Globular Clusters
  • Exotica in Globular Clusters (BSS, MSP, IMBH)
  • Resolved stellar populations in dSph

 

Hussain, Gaitee

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

Hussain, G
  • 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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Käufl, Hans-Ulrich (Pensioner)

Planets and Star Formation

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  • Stellar evolution (post main sequence, RGB, AGB, post-AGB) 
  • YSOs and Circumstellar Discs 
  • Planetary and cometary atmospheres 
  • Very high contrast imaging 
  • Hi-speed photometry 
  • Instrumentation

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
  • Spectroscopic Survey Facility

Petr-Gotzens, Monika

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Star formation
  • TTauri stars, Pre-main sequence binaries
  • Young stellar clusters

Ramsay, Suzanne

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Star formation in this and nearby galaxies
  • Cirumstellar matter (disks, outflows)
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy (particularly of H2)
  • Instrumentaton expertise: IFU spectroscopy, KMOS, ELT instrumentation

Siebenmorgen, Ralf

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Physics of interstellar dust
  • IR/mm continuum: imaging
  • Formation of stars/galaxies

 

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Sterzik, Michael

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Low mass star formation
  • Observations of brown dwarfs and planets
  • Bioastronomy

 

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Testi, Leonardo

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

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  • High mass star formation
  • Young (proto-)stellar clusters
  • Young brown dwarfs
  • Circumstellar disks and their evolution

van den Ancker, Mario

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Star and Planet Formation
  • Protoplanetary Disks
  • Exoplanets
  • Infrared Spectroscopy
  • VLT Instruments: CRIRES, FORS2, SPHERE, VISIR, XSHOOTER

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Stanke, Thomas

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Low mass star formation: cloud cores, protostars, protostellar disks, jets and outflows
  • High mass star formation (jets and outflows)

Boffin, Henri

Stellar Populations  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

Boffin, Henri
  • Interacting binaries
  • Exoplanets
  • Star and planet formation
  • Stellar Population in Clusters

Manara, Carlo

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

Manara, Carlo Felice
  • Protoplanetary disk evolution and formation of planets
  • Accretion and ejection processes in young stars
  • Photospheric and chromospheric properties of pre-main sequence stars
  • Kinematic properties of young stellar clusters

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Miotello, Anna

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

Miotello, Anna
  • Protoplanetary disks and their gas content 
  • Astrochemistry in star- and planet-forming environments
  • Dust properties in Young Stellar Objects

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Kokotanekova, Rosita

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Kokotanekova, Rosita
  • Comets, trans-neptunian objects and asteroids
  • Surface properties and evolution of small bodies in Solar System
  • Solar System formation and history

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Sanchis Melchor, Enrique

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Sanches Melchor, Enrique
  • Circumstellar disks and their evolution
  • Dust and gas properties around young stars
  • Protoplanet detection

Facchini, Stefano

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Facchini, Stefano
  • Planet formation
  • Protoplanetary disks: theory and observations
  • Astrochemistry of star and planet forming objects
  • Dynamical encounters

Comerón, Fernando

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

Comeron, Fernando
  • Young stellar populations
  • Circumstellar environment
  • Interstellar gas dynamics

Petit dit de la Roche, Dominique

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Petit dit de la Roche, Dominique
  • Exoplanets

Phillips, Neil Matthew

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Faculty

Andreani, Paola
  • Observational techniques, instrumentation and calibration, particularly at radio to sub-mm wavelenghts
  • Long wavelength emission from stars
  • Ejecta from evolved stars (inc. masers)

Kammerer, Jens

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Aoki, Misa
  • Exoplanets
  • Kernel phase
  • Nulling interferometry
  • Space missions

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Lacour, Sylvestre

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Scientists

Lacour, Sylvestre

Miles Paez, Paulo Alberto

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Miles Paez, Paulo Alberto
  • Search and atmospheric characterization of very low-mass stars
  • Brown dwarfs and exoplanets
  • Time series, transits, linear polarization

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Gentile Fusillo, Nicola

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Gentile Fusillo, Nicola
  • White dwarfs
  • Evolved planetary systems
  • Large area surveys

König, Pierre-Cécil

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

König, Pierre-Cécil
  • Exoplanets
  • Optical and near-infrared spectroscopy
  • Magnetic activity in cool stars

Izquierdo Cartagena, Andrés

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Izquierdo Cartagena, Andrés
  • Radiative transfer modelling
  • High-mass star formation
  • ISM structure and dynamics
  • Young Stellar Objects
  • Software development for Astrophysics

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Koutoulaki, Maria

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Koutoulaki, Maria
  • Near-IR and mm interferometry
  • Protoplanetary disks
  • Pre-main sequence stars
  • Accretion processes in young stars

Zsidi, Gabriella

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Zsidi, Gabriella
  •    Accretion process in young stars
  •    Photometric and spectroscopic variations of young stellar objects
  •    Spectropolarimetry 

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