We are an independent Max-Planck Research Group led by Sadegh Khochfar at the Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. This group has been established in October 2008 and since then we have been focusing on the theoretical modelling aspects of structure in the evolving Universe.
 
Topics covered are the formation and evolution of elliptical galaxies and super-massive black holes, the formation of disk galaxies, the formation of dark matter halos, signatures of dark energy, star formation, metal enrichment, the evolution of the galaxy population from high to low redshift, and the first galaxies.