Head of the Emmy Noether research group
"Coevolution of Galaxies and Black Holes" since September 2007.
Area of research: "Coevolution of galaxies and black holes"
- stellar content, morphology, ISM state of QSO host galaxies
- AGN fuelling mechanisms (major/minor merging and gas accretion)
- quasar host galaxies at high redshift and quasar evolution (GEMS, STAGES, COSMOS, and Pan-STARRS projects, as well as with ground based adaptive
- integral field spectroscopy of AGN hosts, e.g. with PMAS, VIMOS, and
- A small battle in the field of climatology, involving meteorites,
statistics and politics
Public understanding of science:
- I (co-)created an application to view large astronomical images through
just a web-browser. Visit the SkyWalker page for
the existing SkyWalkers for the COSMOS, GEMS, and UDF images by the Hubble
- Member of the COSMOS and VLA-COSMOS galaxy evolution projects (since 2005; at MPIA
with Eva Schinnerer, Vernesa Smolcic, Alejo
Martinez Sansigre at MPIA)
- Member of the GEMS and
STAGES galaxy evolution projects (since 2002)
Wisotzki, Asmus Böhm, Isabelle Gavignaud (at AIP); different AGN host galaxy projects)
- Mara Salvato and others at
CalTech (composition, dynamics and kinematics
of lower luminosity QSO host galaxies with the VLT)
- Frederic Courbin (EPFL/Lausanne), Geraldine Letawe et al. (Liége),
"VLT spectroscopy of QSO hosts" (since 2000)
- "Einführung in die Astronomie und Astrophysik II" (Uni
Heidelberg, SoSe 2010) [class webpage]
- "Aktive Galaxien, Quasare, Schwarze Löcher"
(Uni Potsdam, SoSe 2005) [class webpage]
- Übungen zu "Einführung in die Astronomie und Astrophysik II"
(Uni Potsdam, SoSe 2004) [class webpage]
- Übungen zu "Kosmologie und frühes Universum" (Uni Potsdam, SoSe 2003) [class webpage]