Extragalactic Research Group

Welcome to the web-page of the ESO-Chile Extragalactic Research Group (ERG). You can find detailed information about our group using the links on the right. If you wish to subscribe to our mailing list, please use this page.

We hold group meetings twice per month in which recent results are presented. If you are planning to visit ESO-Chile, this is a terrific opportunity to meet our group. Just send an email to any of the group coordinators (you can find who they are using the link on the right).

We have currently over 20 members including staff astronomers, fellows, PhD and MSc students. The group as a whole has a broad range of scientific interests, covering many topics related to the formation and evolution of galaxies, including our own Milky Way.



  • Deconstructing Galaxies: Structure and Morphology in the Era of Large Surveys is a conference that will be held at the ESO premises in Santiago, Chile, on November 18-22, 2013. Find more details here.


Latest Papers

  • Krühler, T. et al.: Molecular hydrogen in the damped Lyman α system towards GRB 120815A at z = 2.36, 2013, A&A 557, 18 (ADS)
  • Krogager, J-K. et al.: Comprehensive study of a z = 2.35 DLA Galaxy: mass, metallicity, age, morphology and SFR from HST and VLT, 2013, MNRAS 433, 3091 (ADS)
  • Mieske, S. et al.: On central black holes in ultra-compact dwarf galaxies, 2013, A&A 558, 14 (ADS)
  • Muñoz-Mateos, J. C. et al.: The Impact of Bars on Disk Breaks as Probed by S4G Imaging, 2013, ApJ 771, 59 (ADS)
  • Saulder, C. et al.: Calibrating the fundamental plane with SDSS DR8 data, 2013, A&A 557, 21 (ADS)
  • Vásquez, S. et al.: 3D kinematics through the X-shaped Milky Way bulge, 2013, A&A 555, 91 (ADS)
  • Vlahakis, C. et al.: A CO J = 3-2 map of M51 with HARP-B: radial properties of the spiral structure, 2013, MNRAS 433, 1837 (ADS)