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see below Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy
see below High-Energy Astrophysics
see below Theory and Complex Plasmas
see below Optical and Interpretative Astronomy
Verweis Research Groups at MPE


Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy

IR Research
Physical processes and evolution of galactic nuclei, Galactic center, dynamical analyses demonstrating the existence of black holes, physics and dynamics of the interstellar medium, star formation regions, development of new instrumentation, laboratory spectroscopy of molecules of astrophysical interest.

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel
Phone: (+49 89) 30000-3280
E-mail: genzel@mpe.mpg.de
Contact person
Dr. Dieter Lutz
Phone: (+49 89) 30000 - 3614

In a collaboration with the   external link University of California, Berkeley (UCB, USA), the
"UCB-MPG Center for International Exchange in Astrophysics and Space Sciences" (UCB-MPG Center) is maintained at UCB.

link web pages of the Infrared and Submillimeter Astronomy group

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High-Energy Astrophysics

The High-Energy Astrophysics department combines the former separate departments "X-ray Astronomy", "Gamma-ray Astronomy", and MPI Halbleiterlabor.

HEG Research
ROSAT all-sky-survey, ROSAT archive, X-rays from comets, X-rays from hot and cool stars, X-ray binaries, pulsars, supernova remnants, diffuse galactic emission, X-rays from galaxies, galaxy clusters, AGN, QSO, cosmological X-ray background, gamma-ray lines, gamma-ray bursts.

HLL Max-Planck-Institut Halbleiterlabor (MPI HLL)
The Max-Planck-Institut Halbleiterlabor (MPI HLL) is a jointly operated research facility of the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut, WHI) and the MPE and aims to develop new radiation detectors for astrophysical and high energy physics applications.

Prof. Dr. Kirpal Nandra
Phone: (+49 89) 30000-3401
E-mail: knandra@mpe.mpg.de

Contact person
Dr. Peter Predehl
Phone: (+49 89) 30000 - 3505

Contact person for the MPI Halbleiterlabor
Prof. Dr. Lothar Strüder
Phone: (+49 89) 839400-41
E-mail: lts@hll.mpg.de

link web pages of the High-Energy Astrophysics department

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Theory and Complex Plasmas

Theory Research
Astrophysical plamas, non-ideal plasmas, plasma crystals, interstellar medium, multi-phase diffuse media, star formation, extragalactic structures, complex dynamics, medical research.

Prof. Dr. Gregor Eugen Morfill
Phone: (+49 89) 30000-3567
E-mail: gem@mpe.mpg.de
Contact person
Dr. Hubertus Thomas
Phone: (+49 89) 30000 - 3838

Together with the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik the MPE ran the "Centre for Interdisciplinary Plasma Science" (CIPS) until the end of 2004.

link web pages of the "Theory and Complex Plasmas" group

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Optical and Interpretative Astronomy

OPINAS Research
Evolution of galaxies: galaxy surveys; stellar population models; chemical evolution models; extra-galactic globular clusters; galaxy and stellar dynamics; supermassive black holes.

Prof. Dr. Ralf Bender
Phone: (+49 89) 30000-3702
E-mail: bender@mpe.mpg.de

Contact person
P.D. Dr. Roberto Saglia
Phone: (+49 89) 30000-3961

link web pages of the "Optical and Interpretative Astronomy" group

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