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

Berger, Jean-Philippe

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Star and planet formation
  • Accretion disks
  • Interacting binaries
  • Instrumentation research and technology

Casali, Mark

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Star formation and young stellar evolution
  • Magnetic fields on young stars
  • Infrared instrumentation

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

 

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

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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Ivison, Rob

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

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  • Evolution of the ISM in galaxies
  • Formation of galaxies in the distant Universe
  • Dust formation
  • Masers
  • Proto-Planetary disks
  • Exoplanets

Käufl, Hans-Ulrich

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Stellar evolution (post main sequence, RGB, AGB, post-AGB)
  • Star formation
  • Planetary and cometary atmospheres
  • Very high resolution imaging and interferometry

Lo Curto, Gaspare

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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  • Isolated neutron stars
  • Planet formation
  • Stars in the solar neighborhood
  • High resolution spectroscopy, precise radial velocity measurements

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

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)

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 Formation
  • Protoplanetary Disks
  • Infra red Spectroscopy

 

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Ginsburg, Adam

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

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  • High mass star and cluster formation
  • Turbulence in molecular clouds
  • Millimeter and centimeter observations, in particular large-area & Galactic Plane surveys
  • Data analysis tools & python, especially astropy

 

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Grunhut, Jason

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

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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

Immer, Katharina

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

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  • High-mass star formation
  • Chemistry of molecular clouds
  • Spiral Structure and Kinematics of the Milky Way via trigonometric parallax observations
  • Star formation in the Central Molecular Zone

 

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McClure, Melissa

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

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  • Evolution of protoplanetary disks
  • Exoplanet population synthesis from disk dust/ gas composition
  • ISM/ molecular cloud chemistry

 

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Wang, Ke

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

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  • Infrared dark clouds
  • Initial conditions of high-mass star formation
  • mm/submm/cm interferometry
  • Far-IR spectroscopy and photometry with Herschel

 

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Visser, Ruud

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

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  • low-mass star formation
  • protostellar energetics and dynamics
  • chemcial evolution from pre-stellar cores to circumstellar disks
  • planetary atmospheres

 

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Xu, Siyi

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

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  • Planetary systems
  • White Dwarfs
  • Circumstellar disk
  • Chemical compositions

 

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McLeod, Anna

Stellar Populations  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

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  • Star Formation
  • Stellar Populations

Tazzari, Marco

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

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  • Protoplanetary discs: structure and dynamics
  • Gas-dust interaction in protoplanetary discs
  • Planet formation

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)

De Castro Leao, Izan

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Fellows

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  • Stellar Rotation
  • Exoplanets
  • Hi-Precision Photometry and spectroscopy
  • Stellar Evolution
  • Circumstellar Environment
  • Imagery Binarity

Hallakoun, Naama

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

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  • Companions and debris around white dwarfs
  • Type Ia supernova progenitors
  • Periodic variability in white dwarfs
  • Exoplanets

 

 

Lu, Hau-Yu (Baobab-Liu)

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

Lu, Hau-Yu
  • Formation of OB clusters
  • Sgr A* accretion
  • Accretion outburst young stellar objects

Nicholson, Belinda

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

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  • Stellar magnetic fields and activity
  • Stellar wind modelling

 

Alvarado-Gómez, Julián David

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

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

 

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Schlecker, Martin

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Schlecker, Martin
  • Transiting exoplanets
  • Low mass stars and brown dwarfs
  • Data analysis tools

Zivkov, Viktor

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Students

Zivkov, Viktor
  • Star formation in the Magellanic Clouds
  • Pre-main-sequence and young stellar evolution
  • Near infrared surveys

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