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




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

 

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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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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Comerón, Fernando

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

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

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)

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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Macias, Enrique

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Faculty

Macias Quevedo, Enrique
  • Structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks
  • Planet formation
  • Dust grain growth and evolution
  • Protoplanetary disk dispersal.

Zak, Jiri

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Aoki, Misa
  • Exoplanetary atmospheres
  • High-resolution spectroscopy

Paneque Carreño, Teresa

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Paneque Carreño, Teresa
  • Analysis of dust and kinematical data of planet-forming disks
  • Direct comparison of theoretical models with observations
  • Chemistry in planet-forming regions

Tychoniec, Lukasz

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Tychoniec, Lukasz
  • Outflows and jets from young protostars
  • Young planet-forming disks and conditions for early planet formation
  • Chemistry in star-forming regions; submillimeter interferometry.

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Itrich, Dominika

Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Itrich, Dominika
  • Protoplanetary disks
  • Low-mass star formation
  • Integral Field Spectroscopy

Law, Chi Yan (Paul)

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

Law, Chi Yan (Paul)
  • High mass star formation
  • Magnetic fields and star formation
  • Chemistry in star forming regions

Reiter, Megan

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Reiter, Megan
  • Stellar feedback
  • Intermediate- and high-mass star formation
  • Star clusters

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Gupta, Aashish

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Gupta, Aashish
  • Star formation
  • Circumstellar disks
  • Young stellar objects

Somigliana, Alice

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Somigliana, Alice
  • Protoplanetary disc evolution
  • Population synthesis and disc demographics
  • Planet formation

Claes, Rik

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Structure and Evolution  ·  Students

Claes, Rik
  • Protoplanetary disks
  • Young stellar objects
  • Accretion and ejection processes in young stars

Subjak, Ján

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Šubjak, Ján
  • Exoplanets
  • Brown dwarfs
  • High-resolution spectroscopy

Cacciapuoti, Luca

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Cacciapuoti, Luca
  • Exoplanets
  • Planet Formation

Thomson-Paressant, Keegan

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Thomson-Paressant, Keegan
  • Exoplanets
  • Magnetic stars

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Dyregaard Nielsen, Louise

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Fellows

Dyregaard Nielsen, Louise
  • Transiting exoplanets
  • High resolution NIR spectroscopy 
  • Radial velocity measurements of young stars (age < 1 Gyr)
  • Stellar activity
  • Giant planet formation

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Bayo, Amelia

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

Bayo, Amelia
  • Substellar (planetary and isolated) Formation Processes
  • Variability
  • Data Science
  • Ultra Light Primary Mirrors

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Andersen, Morten

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Stellar Populations  ·  Faculty

Andersen, Morten
  • Young Massive Star clusters
  • The Initial Mass Function
  • Star Cluster Dynamics
  • Interstellar dust formation, evolution, and destruction

Curone, Pietro

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Curone, Pietro
  • Protoplanetary disks around very low mass stars,
  • Hydrodynamical and radiative transfer simulations,
  • Observations with ALMA and VLA

Gupta, Akash

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Gupta, Akash
  • Star clusters
  • Star formation
  • Data-driven astronomy

Jerabkova, Tereza

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

Jerabkova, Tereza
  • Formation and evolution of star clusters (observations & N-body models)
  • Extended stellar structures (relic filaments) and tidal tails
  • Spectroscopic/astrometric surveys (Gaia, 4MOST)
  • Stellar initial mass function (stellar populations in galaxies, chemical evolution)

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Arenales-Lope, Rosa

Planets and Star Formation  ·  Students

Arenales-Lope, Rosa
  • Brown dwarfs
  • Exoplanet atmospheres

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