Prof. Dr. Lutz Wisotzki
About me: I am an astronomer interested in many things, but especially in the origin and evolution of galaxies. My main research activity is focused on spectroscopic surveys of high-redshift galaxies and the study of the circumgalactic medium. My main observational tool is the MUSE instrument at the ESO Very Large Telescope in Chile, and I am as well involved in the HETDEX project. In my past research I worked a lot on Active Galactic Nuclei and their host galaxies, on the intergalactic medium, and a bit on gravitational lensing. I regularly teach at the University of Potsdam, and I have written a German-language textbook on general astrophysics at introductory level.
Teaching Astrophysics at Potsdam University
In the academic year 2020/21 I teach the "Grundkurs Astrophysik I and II". Access via Moodle.
My textbook "Astronomie und Astrophysik - ein Grundkurs" (Introduction into Astronomy and Astrophysics; German language only) is now in its 5th edition. All figures and colour plates are freely available for teaching and study purposes. Please click here to get to the entry pages. While the figure captions are in German, most figures can be used independently of the language. I am currently preparing a thoroughly revised 6th edition.
PublicationsLatest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 1, 16; published June 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; published May 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 912, 2, 100; published May 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 2, 1557; published May 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 649, C5; published May 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 1, 494; published March 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 647, A107; published March 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 646, A83; published February 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 3, 4424; published November 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 903, 2, 123; published November 2020