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TU Berlin

Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik

Teleskope-Dome at night

The research of the group of Prof. Dr. D. Breitschwerdt at the Zentrum für Astronomie und Astrophysik focuses on analytical and numerical modelling of star forming galaxies, with particular emphasis on the evolution of the interstellar and intergalactic medium. A further field of research is high energy astrophysics in general, including the acceleration and propagation of high energy particles and the interpretation of observations. In addition the effect of supernova explosions, in particular in the vicinity of the solar system, is investigated by simulating numerically the ejection of radioactive isotopes like 60Fe and comparing them to laboratory measurements, which are performed within the framework of nuclear astrophysics in the group.
Prof. Jörg Büchner investigates the explosive energy release by magnetic reconnection and turbulence in magnetic storms, the resulting plasma heating, particle acceleration and structure formation – by means of kinetic und magneto-hydrodynamic numerical simulations.
Additional fields of research are the numerical simulation of planetary interiors and the existence of life on other planets, specifically on Mars.

The research interests of Prof. Dr. Rauer and her group range from the observation and theoretical modelling of extrasolar planetary systems to the physics of comets within our solar system.

The group led by Prof. Dr. W.-C. Müller investigates the nonlinear dynamics of physical phenomena, such as plasma turbulence and magnetic reconnection, which are of fundamental importance in astro- and plasmaphysics.

Focus of the work of Prof. Dr. R. Wolf lies on the investigation of high-temperature plasma at the stellarator experiment Wendelstein 7-X in Greifswald. First measurement campaigns are expected in 2015. For the preparation of these experiments, techniques for heating the plasma and measurement methods for a large variety of plasma parameters are developed.

An overview of the research activities of the former group of Prof. Dr. E. Sedlmayr can be found here.

Im Gedenken an Dr. Achim Goeres

Achim Goeres

Die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter des Zentrums für Astronomie und Astrophysik trauern um ihren ehemaligen Kollegen

Dr. Achim Goeres

der nach längerer Krankheit am 24.12.2018 im Alter von 62 Jahren verstorben ist. Er war über viele Jahre am ZAA wissenschaftlich tätig und blieb auch darüberhinaus durch seine Lehraktivitäten im Bereich der interdisziplinären Kommunikation dem Zentrum und der TU Berlin verbunden. Unsere tiefe Anteilnahme gilt seinen Angehörigen.

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Zentrum für Astronomie
und Astrophysik

TU Berlin
Sekr. EW 8-1
Hardenbergstraße 36
D-10623 Berlin

Tel.: (+49) 030 - 314 23734
Fax: (+49) 030 - 314 24885

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