Star formation in the Milky Way, Astrochemistry
Jets of Active Galactic Nuclei, jet launching and jet physics, Black Holes, supermassive binary black holes, General Relativity
Astrometry, Local Group, Galactic Structure, Radio Supernovae.
Pulsar Surveys, Pulsar Timing, Gravitational Wave Background, Double Neutron-Star Systems.
Pulsar Survey, Pulsar Timing, Pulsars in Globular Clusters, Neutron-Star Masses.
Molecular Spectroscopy, Star Formation, Active Galactic Nuclei, Physical Constants.
Black Holes, Relativistic Plasma Jets
Radio astronomical instrumentation and observing techniques, interferometry
The research group searches for and exploits fast-rotating neutrons stars that are visible as radio pulsars. Their observations allow us to test general relativity and alternative theories of gravity and works towards the detection of a long-wave cosmological gravitational wave background.
Flux Density and Polarization Calibration of Continuum and Spectroscopic Observations, Variability of Active Galactic Nuclei, Properties of Radio Telescopes.
Extragalactic Radio Sources, Active Galactic Nuclei, Structural and Kinematic Variability of AGN, Jet Physics Black Holes, Event Horizon, General Relativity Rapid Flux Density Variability Polarisation and Polarisation Variability of AGN Intraday Variability (IDV) and Interstellar Medium Interferometry, VLBI, mm-VLBI.
Physical Applications of VLBI Data, Spectral Properties of Compact Radio Sources, Probing the Conditions in the Broad-Line Region; Physics of Parsec-Scale Jets: Relation between Parsec-Scale Jet Spectra and Kinematics.
Millimeter & Submillimeter Astronomy, (Sub)Millimeter Wavelength Studies of Asteroids and Comets, Molecular Clouds and Star Formation, Late Stages of Stellar Evolution, Astro-Chemistry, the Galactic Center and its Neighborhood, Dust and Molecules in External Galaxies, the Distant Universe and Cosmology, (Sub)Millimeter Wavelength Instrumentation.
Active Galactic Nuclei as Studied with Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) and with a Multi-Band Approach; Radio Supernovae; Gravitational Lensing; Phase-Referencing and High-Precision Astrometry; Polarisation VLBI.
Active Galactic Nuclei, Starburst Galaxies, Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry, Spectral-Line Observations of the Interstellar Medium, Radio Astronomical Instrumentation Development.
Fast radio bursts, pulsars, ionized media
Binary pulsars, pulsar searching and timing, gravity tests and high performance computing.
Molecular and atomic gas in galaxies
Massive Star Forming Regions, Molecular Clouds in the Galaxy, Diffuse Clouds, Late Type Stars.
Very Long Baseline Interferometry, Active Galactic Nuclei, Jets in Galaxies, Observations at Millimeter Wavelengths, Polarization Mapping, Phase-Reference Mapping, Pulsar-VLBI, Space VLBI, Technical Developments (e.g. Imaging Techniques), Intraday Variability.
Cosmology with Galaxy Clusters, Properties of the Intra-Cluster Medium, Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect, Galaxy Cluster Radio Halos
Star and Galaxy Formation in the Early Universe, APEX Sunyaev-Zeldovich Cluster Survey, Interstellar Medium, Radio Astronomical Technology and Software.
Galactic and Extragalactic HI (Project: Effelsberg-Bonn HI Survey), High-Velocity Clouds, Multi-Frequency Astrophysics, Correlation Analyzes of Radio and X-Ray Data
Research Topics Include the Evolution of Single and Binary Stars, Nucleosynthesis, Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Stellar and Circumstellar Hydrodynamics.
Prof. Dr. Andrina Nicola
Theoretical and observational cosmology; methods for combining the information from different cosmological probes so as to better constrain our cosmological model and shed light on Dark Matter and Dark Energy.
Cosmology, Galaxy Clustering, Dark Matter and Dark Energy, Physics of the Intergalactic Medium, Structure of Dark-Matter Halos and Galaxy Formation.
Clusters of Galaxies, Supermassive Black Holes, Cosmology, X-Ray Astronomy.
Gravitational Lensing, Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy, Wide-Field Imaging.
Stellar and Gas Dynamics in External Host Galaxies and Astrophysical Disks in General, the Analysis of the Stellar Populations in the Central Regions of Galaxies, as well as their Interaction with the Central Massive Black Hole. Interferometric Methods from the CM- via the MM- to the Mid-Infrared and Near-Infrared Domain are being employed.
Astrophysics at high angular resolution, observational astrophysics using infrared long-baseline interferometry and adaptive optics, optical and infrared instrumentation for delivering high-angular resolution observation
Formation and evolution of Galaxies, ISM in galaxies
Formation of Massive Stars, Astrochemistry, Formation of Molecular Clouds.