Nadine Neumayer

I am leading the Lise Meitner Group 'Galactic Nuclei' and am a faculty member at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg.
Before that I was an independent Max-Planck Research Group Leader at the MPIA and a staff member at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Garching near Munich.

My contact details are:

Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Königstuhl 17
69121 Heidelberg

tel: +49 6221 528 446
fax: +49 6221 528 246


Research Focus

The focus of my research are black holes and the role they play in the evolution of galaxies. With my research team I am investigating the question at what point in the development of a galaxy a massive black hole is formed, and what conditions are necessary for this to happen. To answer the question of whether all galaxies have central black holes, we systematically study those galaxies that are still in an early stage of development. The results of our research give important insights into the evolution of galaxies and the distribution of matter in the universe.


List of my Publications on Google Scholar and the ADS.