Christiane Reichart

ORIGINS Accounting LMU

Prof. Dr. Frank Jenko

Coordinator CN-6

Theoretical and computational plasma (astro)physics

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Braun

Coordinator RU-E

What processes lead to the emergence of the first living molecules on the early Earth? Our lab recreates the first steps of Life using microscale experiments.

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Prof. Dr. Stephan Martin Paul

Spokesperson, Coordinator LRSM

Hadron physics, symmetries, neutron physics, detectors, analysis, statistical methods, payload, satellite, electronics, spectroscopy, Belle 2, COMPASS, Belle, lifetime, beta decay, antimatter.

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Prof. Dr. Job Boekhoven

Synthetic life, Origin of Life, Molecular self-assembly

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Dr. Danny van Dyk

Principal Investigator

I am a theoretical physicist with research interest in particle physics in general, and flavour physics in particular, leading my own DFG Emmy-Noether group at the Technische Universität München.

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Heyen Lüst

Coordinator CN-1

String theory, quantum gravity, mathematic physics

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Prof.Dr. Nora Brambilla

Principal Investigator

Effective Field Theories for the Standard Model of Particle Physics and Beyond, Strongly Interacting Systems, Heavy Quark and Quarkonium, Early Universe, Leptogenesis, Heavy Ions Collisions, Lattice

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Prof. Dr. Norbert Kaiser

Principal Investigator

Effective field theory, nuclear and neutron matter, chiral perturbation theory, radiative corrections, nuclear few-body forces, hyperons in nuclear medium, density-dependent nucleon-nucleon potentials

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Prof. Dr. Rolf Kudritzki

MIAPP Director

stellar astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, evolution of galaxies

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Apl. Prof. Dr. Antonio Vairo

Principal Investigator

Theoretical particle physics.

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Dr. Frank Simon

Principal Investigator

Experimental particle physics at lepton and hadron colliders, detector development, physics and instrumentation at future colliders.

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Prof. Dr. Til Birnstiel

Coordinator CN-2

Computational Astrophysics, Theory of Planet Formation, Structure and evolution of planet forming disks

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Prof. Dr. Otmar Biebel

Principal Investigator

High energy elementary particle physics: ATLAS detector at the LHC, some focus on physics of top quarks and rare events; Particle detector development, some focus on Micro Structured Gas Detectors

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Prof. Dr. Hubert Karl Kroha

Principal Investigator

High energy collider physics and instrumentation, Large Hadron Collider and ATLAS experiment

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Prof. Dr. Volker Springel

Coordinator RU-D

cosmic structure formation, dark matter and dark energy, computational astrophysics, galaxy formation, supermassive black holes, intergalactic and circumgalactic medium

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Dr. Ariel Guillermo Sanchez

Coordinator CN-4

Observational cosmology - Large-scale structure of the Universe

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Dr. Paolo Padovani

Principal Investigator

I study Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) using data covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum. I also work on very deep radio surveys, neutrino astronomy, and AGN outflows.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Kuhr

Coordinator RU-A

experimental particle physics, heavy quark physics, rare decays and CP violation, big data analytics

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Prof. Dr. Allen Christopher Caldwell

Coordinator ODSL

Experimental Particle Physics, Data Science

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Walter

Coordinator LRSM

Development of satellite platforms for experimental space missions.

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Dr. Roman Gernhäuser

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu

Coordinator RU-C

Cosmology, especially the cosmic microwave background and the large-scale structure of the Universe and their implications for physics of the early Universe as well as of the late-time Universe.

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Dr. Mara Salvato

Coordinator CN-1

Multiwavelength properties of Active Galactic Nuclei and the interplay with their host galaxy and the surrounding environment.

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Prof. Dr. Ivo Sachs

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Lothar Johann Oberauer

Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Bastian Märkisch

Principal Investigator

particle physics at low energies; beta decay of the neutron

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Prof.Dr. Erwin Frey

Coordinator CN-8

Physics of Life, Statistical Physics, Nonequilibrium Physics, Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, Self-assembly and self-organisation, Pattern formation.

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Prof. Dr. Dorothee Schaile

Principal Investigator

Experimental Particle Physics: electroweak precision tests, search for new particles, particle nature of Dark Matter, development of particle detectors, Grid Computing

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Gerland

Principal Investigator

Nonequilibrium statistical physics, Biophysics of RNA

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hillebrandt

Principal Investigator

supernova cosmology, high-precision determinations of the Hubble parameter

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Hofmann

Principal Investigator

General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory, Cosmology, Mathemtatical Physics

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Prof. Dr. Eric Emsellem

Principal Investigator

Galactic dynamics, Stellar populations, Integral field spectroscopy, Hydro and Nbody simulations of galaxies, Dynamical modelling

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Prof. Dr. Oliver Trapp

Coordinator RU-E

The research expertise of Oliver Trapp are reaction systems showing self-amplification of chirality and evolutionary molecular systems in the context of Origins of Life.

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Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli

Principal Investigator

Astrochemical modelling, molecular spectroscopy, observations and theory of the earliest phases of star and planet formation and links to our Solar System.

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Prof. Dr. Sherry H. Suyu

Principal Investigator

observational cosmology, cosmic expansion rate, dark energy and dark matter, supermassive black holes, gravitational lensing, supernovae, Bayesian inference and methods

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Prof. Dr. Chase Broedersz

Principal Investigator

Statistical and biological physics, non-equilibrium physics, soft matter

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Weiler

MIAPP Director, Coordinator RU-B

theoretical particle physics, beyond the standard model, collider physics, dark matter

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Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille

Principal Investigator

Biophysics and biochemistry approaches to reconstitute the origin of life

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Dr. Andrea Merloni

Principal Investigator

Astrophysical Black Holes, Accretion, Large Scale structure, astronomical surveys, X-ray astronomy

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Dr. David Paneque

Principal Investigator

My research is in the field of astroparticle physics with the most extreme environments in the Universe (AGN, GRB, Pulsars…). Among other tools, I use gamma-ray observations with Fermi, MAGIC and CTA.

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Dr. Frederica Petricca

Principal Investigator

Dr. Fabian Schmidt

Coordinator CN-4

Fabian Schmidt is interested in constraining Dark Energy, modified gravity, and Dark Matter from cosmological probes, in particular large-scale structure.

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Prof. Dr. Ralf Bender

Principal Investigator

Galaxies, Black Holes, Dark Matter

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Dr. Gudrun Heinrich

Principal Investigator

  • Precision calculations, within and beyond the Standard Model of particle physics
  • Numerical methods for multi-loop integrals/amplitudes
  • Higgs and top quark phenomenology
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Prof. Dr. Achim Weiss

Principal Investigator

Theoretical stellar structure and evolution; nucleosynthesis and the cosmological origin of the elements.

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PD Dr. Roberto Philip Saglia

Principal Investigator

Galaxy dynamics, structure and evolution, dark matter halos, search for exoplanets

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Dr. Vincenzo Mainieri

Principal Investigator

Cosmic evolution of AGN and their host galaxies. AGN feedback.

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Dr. Thorsten Naab

Coordinator CN-5

Theory and numerical simulations of galactic dynamics, black holes, star formation, interstellar medium, cosmological galaxy formation and evolution.

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PD Dr. Georg Gottfried Raffelt

Principal Investigator

Theoretical astroparticle physics, neutrino physics and astrophysics, axions in astrophysics and cosmology

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Prof. Dr. Jochen Weller

Coordinator RU-C and CN-4

I work on the interface between observational and theoretical cosmology. My main research interest is to find out about the Origins of the accelerated expansion of the Universe.

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Dr. Hans-Günther Klaus Moser

Principal Investigator

B-Physics at e+e- colliders (SuperKEKB, Belle II): b-lifetimes, B0-oscillations, CP violation in B-decays, rare decays of B-Mesons.
Hardware: Advanced silicon detectors

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Dr. Bruno Leibundgut

Principal Investigator

Stellar explosion physics, cosmology, extragalactic astrophysics

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PD Dr. Torsten A. Enßlin

Principal Investigator

Information field theory, Bayesian inference, cosmology, high energy astrophysics.

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Prof. Dr. Joseph John Mohr

Coordinator RU-C

Studies of structure formation and cosmology using data from multi-wavelength surveys in the mm-wave (SPT), optical/NIR (DES, Euclid, LSST), radio (MeerKAT) and X-ray (eROSITA).

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Prof. Dr. Martin Beneke

Coordinator RU-A

Theoretical Particle Physics, including Dark Matter and the Early Universe. Effective Field Theory and perturbative factorization for the strong & electroweak interaction. Quantum Field Theory Methods

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Stefan Waldenmaier

Manager Science Communication

Sonja Lutz-Lampertseder

Teamassistentin

Silke Itjeshorst

Personal, Assistance General Manager

Dr. Ina Haneburger

MIAPP Programme Manager

Theresa Kämper

MIAPP Administrative Coordinator

Sofie Kronseder

MIAPP Administrative Coordinator

Gabriele Hartmann

ORIGINS Accounting TUM

Michael Nies

System Administrator

Prof. Dr. Alejandro Ibarra

Principal Investigator

Theoretical Astroparticle Physics. Dark matter theory and phenomenology. Neutrino mass models.

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Prof. Dr. Ilka Brunner

Coordinator RU-A

String theory, conformal field theory, topological field theory, supersymmetry

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Prof. Dr. Peter Fierlinger

Principal Investigator

Our research deals with the origin of matter in the Universe, using small scale experiments with extreme precision. The main experiment of the group is the PanEDM instrument at ILL Grenoble.

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Dr. Mathias Garny

Coordinator CN-3

Dark Matter, Particle Physics, Cosmology

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PD Dr. Klaus Dolag

Coordinator C2PAP and CN-5

Numerical Astrophysics

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Prof. Dr. Barbara Ercolano

Coordinator CN-2

Prof. Dr. Thomas Preibisch

Principal Investigator

Star Formation, Young Stellar Objects, Protoplanetary Disks, Effects of Stellar Feedback on Star- and Planet-Formation

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PD Dr. Jan Michael Friedrich

Principal Investigator

High-energy lepton and hadron scattering, experiments to test QCD, low-energy QCD and chiral dynamics, detector development and construction, simulations for experiment design, radiative corrections

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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Buchalla

Principal Investigator

Theory of strong and electroweak interactions, Physics of flavour and heavy quarks, Effective field theories of electroweak symmetry breaking, Higgs boson properties

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Prof. Dr. Laura Fabbietti

Coordinator CN-7

I work in the field of hadron physics employing measurements at accelerators to infer on astrophysics phenomena as neutron stars or
the probation of cosmic rays within our galaxies.

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Dr. Angnis Schmidt-May

Principal Investigator

Dr. Leonardo Testi

Principal Investigator

Star and planet formation; infrared and submillimetre observations and related technologies.

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Prof. Dr. Elisa Resconi

Coordinator CN-6

Neutrino, neutrino astronomy, cosmic rays, blazars, AGN, IceCube experiment, Pacific Ocean Neutrino Explorer (P-ONE) experiment, STRAW path finders.

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Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkert

Spokesperson, Coordinator RU-D and CN-9

Dynamical processes in the Universe, including the structure and formation of dark matter halos, the formation and evolution of galaxies, the structure of the multi-phase, turbulent interstellar medium and the formation of stars and stellar clusters.

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Dr. Margarita Egelhofer (Petkova)

C2PAP Staff

Dr. Günter Duckeck

Coordinator C2PAP

Prof. Dr. Susanne Mertens

Principal Investigator

Neutrino Physics, direct neutrino mass, neutrinoless double beta decay, sterile neutrinos, detector development

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Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch

Principal Investigator

Theoretical Plasma-Astrophysics, Galaxies, Origin of life, Philosophy of science

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Schönert

Coordinator RU-B

Astroparticle physics, neutrino physics, dark matter search, low-background physics, development of radiation detectors, light instrumentation

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PD Dr. Ortwin Gerhard

Principal Investigator

Stellar dynamics and structure of galaxies. The Milky Way: structure, stellar kinematics, mass distribution, microlensing. Extragalactic planetary nebulae. Dark matter halos.

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Dr. Boris Grube

Principal Investigator

Experimental hadron physics. Study of the excitation spectrum of light and heavy mesons at the COMPASS, Belle, and Belle II experiments.

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Dr. Hannes Mutschler

Principal Investigator

Our research focuses on RNA catalysis in early prebiotically plausible environments. In particular, we are interested in RNA synthesis and replication in frozen water-ice.

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Thomas Janka

Principal Investigator

Supernova Theory, Gamma-Ray Bursts, Neutrino Astrophysics, Neutron Stars, Numerical Astrophysics (Hydrodynamics, Radiative Transfer)

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M.Sc. Martin Jan Losekamm

PhD student

Dr. Matteo Frigo

Scientist

I study the dynamics of the stellar and gaseous components of galaxies, by analyzing simulations (both cosmological and isolated) and comparing with observed results.

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Dr. Bo Zhao

Scientist

Disk formation; star & planet formation; binary & multiple systems; computational magnetohydrodynamics; astrochemical modeling

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Marcel Lotz

Satellite galaxies in galaxy clusters: quenching, ram-pressure stripping, (post) star-burst galaxies

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Prof. Dr. Rob Ivison

Principal Investigator

Observations of distant galaxies, particularly in the IR, submm and radio.

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Dr. Martino Romaniello

Scientist

Cosmic Distance Ladder, stellar populations, big data astronomy.

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PD Dr. Frank Eisenhauer

Scientist

Galactic center black hole, infrared astronomy, spectroscopy, adaptive optics, interferometry

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Dr. Philipp Eller

Scientist

Experimental particle physics; data analysis

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller

High performance computing, Distributed Systems, Networking

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Dr. Nico Hamaus

Scientist

Physical Cosmology, Large-Scale Structure, Cosmic Voids

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Dr. Maximilian H. Fabricius

Scientist

Prof. Dr. Roland Ludwig Diehl

Stellar evolution, stellar explosions, supernovae, novae, nuclear reactions, nucleosynthesis, relativistic particles, cosmic rays, gamma rays, stardust, interstellar medium, Galaxy

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Dr. Ulrich Hopp

Scientist

Astronomical instrument building and operation, observations centered on(nearby) galaxy evolution, time-domain observations

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Dr. Elena Valenti

Scientist

Study of resolved stellar populations in the context of the Milky Way formation and evolution. Technical expertise: optical-near IR photometry and spectroscopy

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M.Sc Jana Susanne Steuer

Planet search and confirmation via multiband photometry and radial velocity ground based observations.

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Dr. Sascha Mehlhase

Scientist

Irmgard Carper

ORIGINS Accounting TUM

Dr. Stella Seitz

Principal Investigator

DM & DE constraints weak & strong gravitational lensing; photometric redshifts; properties of galaxies & clusters of galaxies: DM substructure, central profiles; DES, LSST, EUCLID;

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Dr. Milena Valentini

Scientist

Galaxy formation and evolution with cosmological simulations, AGN feedback and galactic outflows, metal content in the ISM and stars, comparison with observation, dust evolution in the ISM

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Dr. Erwin Gutsmiedl

Scientist

low temperature physics; neutron physics (UCN); bound beta decay of the neutron

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Dr. Jeanette Lorenz

Scientist

Searching for physics beyond the Standard Model (SUSY, Dark Matter, additional Higgs bosons) at ATLAS, Large Hadron Collider.

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PD Dr. Alexander Mann

Scientist

Experimental physicist, searching for physics beyond the Standard Model, in particular supersymmetry and leptoquarks, with data taken with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.

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Dr. Linda J. Tacconi

Scientist

Galaxy formation and evolution; properties and evolution of the cold ISM over cosmic time; galaxy dynamics; star formation; (sub)millimeter interferometry; high-resolution imaging-spectroscopy.

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Dr. Michael Hilker

Scientist

Star clusters, dwarf galaxies, stellar populations, galaxy clusters

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Dr. Rhea-Silvia Remus

Scientist

Galaxy formation, evolution, kinematics, dynamics. In short: everything that has to do with galaxies

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut Ruhl

Scientist

Relativistic quantum transport theory, large scale relativistic MD simulations, machine learning.

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Dr. Markus Kissler-Patig

Scientist

Ground- and Space-based astronomical infrastructure, astronomical instrumentation and operations, astrobiology, exoplanets, Galaxy formation and evolution.

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Dünnweber

Cluster Emeritus

Hadron Physics, Meson Spectroscopy

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Johannes Harth-Kitzerow

Scientist

Effective description of hybridization-ligation-cleavage dynamics in large RNA systems

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Dr. Ralf Hertenberger

Scientist

Cern LHC ATLAS precision muon tracking detectors, charged particle detectors, neutron detectors, gamma detectors, precision nuclear light ion spectroscopy.

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Prof. Dr. Halina Abramowicz

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Prof. Dr. Cathie J. Clarke

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Prof. Dr. Irene Chen

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, Los Angeles, USA

Prof. Dr. John Sutherland

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), Cambridge, UK

Prof. Dr. Karin Öberg

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA