Dr. Florian Niederhofer

I am currently a postdoc at the AIP working in the 'Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo' group led by Maria-Rosa Cioni.

Scientific Interests:

  • Magellanic Clouds
  • Proper motion measurements of stars
  • Dynamical Studies of stellar populations
  • Star clusters and globular clusters

My current research work is focused on dynamical studies of star clusters within the Large Magellanic Cloud. This project is funded by my own DLR research grant.

Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Postdoctoral Researcher
Office: LH/1-10
Phone: +49 331 7499 652
fniederhofernothing@aip.de

Leibniz-Institut
für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam

Previous projects at the AIP included measurements of the proper motions of both Magellanic Clouds and the characterisation of large scale dynamical structures within the galaxies, using mainly data from the VISTA near-infrared survey of the Magellanic Cloud system (VMC).

Before I came to Potsdam, I was a postdoc at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore with Nate Bastian, where I studied the multiple population phenomenon in star clusters within the Magellanic Clouds.

I obtained my Diploma in Physics and my Ph.D. in Astrophysics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich under the supervision of Markus Kissler-Patig and Barbara Ercolano.

During that time I also spent three years at the European Southern Observatory in Garching.

Publications

Publications at NASA ADS: ADS library

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Schmidt, T., Cioni, M.-R. L., Niederhofer, F., ... Bell, C. P. M., ... El Youssoufi, D., ..., 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 663, A107; published July 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Niederhofer, F., Cioni, M.-R. L., Schmidt, T., ..., 2022
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 4, 5423; published June 2022
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
James, D., ... Omkumar, A. O., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ... El Youssoufi, D., ... Niederhofer, F., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 508, 4, 5854; published December 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Choudhury, S., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Miller, A. E., Niederhofer, F., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 507, 4, 4752; published November 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Vanaraj, V., Niederhofer, F., Goudfrooij, P., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 507, 1, 282; published October 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
El Youssoufi, D., Cioni, M.-R. L., Bell, C. P. M., ... Matijevĭc, G., Niederhofer, F., ... Schmidt, T., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, 2, 2020; published August 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Niederhofer, F., Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Schmidt, T., ... Matijevĭc, G., ... Bell, C. P. M., ... El Youssoufi, D., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 2, 2859; published April 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Omkumar, A. O., ... Niederhofer, F., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., El Youssoufi, D., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 500, 3, 2757; published January 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Bell, C. P. M., Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Niederhofer, F., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 499, 1, 993; published November 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo
Choudhury, S., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Niederhofer, F., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 497, 3, 3746; published September 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo