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:
The Astrophysical Journal, 954, 2, 209; published September 2023
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 522, 3, 4275; published July 2023
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 671, A5; published March 2023
The Astrophysical Journal, 943, 2, 177; published February 2023
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 670, A4; published February 2023
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 666, A78; published October 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 663, A11; published July 2022
The Astrophysical Journal, 929, 1, 90; published April 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 660, A44; published April 2022
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 660, A10; published April 2022