Research Area: STELLAR POPULATIONS

Topics covered in this research area

Subject in this research area aim at understanding the stellar content of nearby star clusters and galaxies with the goal of understanding their formation and evolution history.

  • Resolved and unresolved star cluster (formation, stellar content, destruction)
  • Resolved stellar populations in the Local Group and nearby galaxies
  • Dwarf galaxies (stellar content and dynamics)
  • Nearby galaxies (integrated light, dynamics, central objects)

Thesis topics offered on Stellar Populations

Scientific Staff in Garching working on Stellar Populations


Faculty

Name Interests

Eric Emsellem
Scientific interests:
  • Galactic dynamics
  • Early-type galaxies
  • Stellar populations
  • 3D spectroscopy
  • Numerical simulations
  • Data analysis softwares

Michael Hilker
Scientific interests:
  • Dwarf galaxies in galaxy clusters
  • Extragalactic globular clusters
  • Stellar populations
  • Element abundances of galactic globular clusters
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Liz Humphreys
Scientific interests:
  • Central Parsecs of AGN
  • High-Mass Star Formation
  • Evolved Star Mass Loss
  • Millimetre and Submillimetre Astronomy

Markus Kissler-Patig
Scientific interests:
  • Stellar populations
  • Star clusters
  • Intermediate-mass black holes
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
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Harald Kuntschner
Scientific interests:
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Stellar populations of early-type galaxies
  • Extragalactic globular clusters
  • Integral-field spectroscopy
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Marina Rejkuba
Scientific interests:
  • Resolved stellar populations in nearby galaxies
  • Extragalactic globular clusters
  • Variable stars
  • Centaurus A = NGC 5128
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Martino Romaniello
Scientific interests:
  • Stellar populations in nearby Galaxies
  • Distance measurements
  • Star formation and early stellar evolution

Elena Valenti
Scientific interests:
  • Resolved stellar populations
  • Star Clusters
  • Galactic Bulge
  • Chemical Abundances
  • Adaptive optics - NIR Imaging and Spectroscopy

Fellows

Name Interests

Students

Name Interests

Anja Feldmeier
Scientific interests:
  • Globular clusters
  • Nuclear star clusters
  • Central massive black holes in star clusters
  • Galactic and cluster dynamics

Roberto Figuera
Scientific interests:
  • Globular and open clusters
  • Variable stars
  • Gravitational lensing events
  • Lightcurves of accreting black holes

Anna Mc Leod
Scientific interests:
  • Star Formation
  • Stellar Populations

Florian Niederhofer
Scientific interests:
  • High-Mass Star Formation
  • Massive Stars
  • Stellar Populations
  • ISM of Galaxies