Research topics

Circumstellar disks and planet formation


Magnetic fields during star and planet formation

Debris disks in planetary systems


Exoplanetary atmospheres

Radiative transfer

(3D, continuum, lines, polarization)

Infrared long-baseline interferometry

Selected research projects

How do stars form in interstellar clouds?

Can we observe the formation of planets?

Which physical effects lead to the evolution of circumstellar disks to planetary systems?

To answer these questions, we use world-class ground-based telescopes and space observatories. For the planning and analysis of our observations we develop state-of-the-art numerical simulations.