Dr. Andreas Kelz


Andreas Kelz is head of the 3D- and Multi-Object Spectroscopy programme at the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

After graduating in physics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, he obtained his PhD degree in astrophysics at the University of Sydney in Australia in 1999.

Since 2000 working in Potsdam, Andreas Kelz undertakes research and development of astronomical instrumentation for  international observatories, with the aim to spectroscopic analyze and scientifically study the evolution of stars and galaxies.
Andreas Kelz is actively involved in the research and development of state-of-the-art astronomical instrumentation. Most of these instruments are 3D- or integral-field spectrographs, that combine spectroscopy and imaging, and multi-object spectrographs, that enable large astronomical surveys. Often these instruments involve optical fibre technologies. The past and present projects are mostly done in international consortia and for major observatories (such as ESO, HET, LBT, CAHA, ..)

Office: LH/0-21
Phone: +49 331 7499 640

für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam


Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Weilbacher, P. M., ... Streicher, O., ... Urrutia, T., Wisotzki, L., ... Kelz, A., ... Roth, M. M., ..., 2020, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 641, A28
Published: September 2020
Kamann, S., ... den Brok, M., ... Kelz, A., Krajnović, D., ... Steinmetz, M., Weilbacher, P. M., 2018, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 480, 2, 1689
Published: October 2018
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy, Executive Board, Extragalactic Astrophysics
Roth, M. M., Sandin, C., ... Weilbacher, P. M., ... den Brok, M., ... Kelz, A., ... Steinmetz, M., 2018, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 618, A3
Published: October 2018
Participating AIP sections and groups: innoFSPEC, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy, Galaxies and Quasars, Executive Board, Extragalactic Astrophysics
Chavez Boggio, J. M., Fremberg, T., Bodenmüller, D., Sandin, C., Zajnulina, M., Kelz, A., Giannone, D., Rutowska, M., Moralejo, B., Roth, M. M., ..., 2018, Optics Communications, 415, 186
Published: May 2018
Sánchez, S. F., ... Walcher, C. J., ... Bekeraitè, S., ... Kelz, A., ... Roth, M. M., ... Wisotzki, L., ..., 2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 594, A36
Published: October 2016
Participating AIP sections and groups: 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy, innoFSPEC, Galaxies and Quasars
Weilbacher, P. M., ... Sandin, C., ... Wisotzki, L., ... Caruana, J., Kelz, A., ... Wendt, M., 2015, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 582, A114
Published: October 2015
Participating AIP sections and groups: 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy, Galaxies and Quasars
Last update: 18. February 2021