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.

Galaxies and Quasars
Section Head
Office: SH/222
Phone: +49 331 7499 532
lwisotzkinothing@aip.de

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

My research

Teaching Astrophysics at Potsdam University

In the academic year 2020/21 I teach the "Grundkurs Astrophysik I and II". Access via Moodle.

Textbook

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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.

Publications

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Gallego, S. G., ... Wisotzki, L., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 1, 16; published June 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Shajib, A. J., ... Wisotzki, L., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 2, 1557; published May 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Mackenzie, R., ... Muzahid, S., ... Wisotzki, L., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 1, 494; published March 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Bacon, R., ... Wisotzki, L., ... Roth, M., Schmidt, K. B., Steinmetz, M., ... Urrutia, T., ... Weilbacher, P. M., ..., 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 647, A107; published March 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, innoFSPEC, Executive Board, Extragalactic Astrophysics, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Richard, J., ... Schmidt, K. B., ... Weilbacher, P. M., ... Wisotzki, L., ..., 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 646, A83; published February 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Muzahid, S., ... Wendt, M., Wisotzki, L., ... Urrutia, T., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 3, 4424; published November 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Micheva, G., ... Wisotzki, L., ..., 2020
The Astrophysical Journal, 903, 2, 123; published November 2020
Matthee, J., ... Wisotzki, L., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 498, 2, 3043; published October 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars
Feltre, A., ... Wisotzki, L., ... Schmidt, K. B., ... Urrutia, T., ... Weilbacher, P. M., 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 641, A118; published September 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy