Dr. Peter Weilbacher

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Scientific Interests

I work with integral field spectroscopy and use this method to analyze various types of objects:

  • Starburst Galaxies
  • Interacting and Merging Galaxies
  • Dwarf Galaxies
  • Galaxy Evolution

Regarding instrument development I am interested in

  • Integral Field / 3D Spectroscopy
  • Data reduction methods and software
  • Data Visualization
Galaxies and Quasars
Scientific Staff
3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Scientific Staff
Office: LH/0-22
Phone: +49 331 7499 667
pweilbachernothing@aip.de

Leibniz-Institut
für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP)
An der Sternwarte 16
14482 Potsdam
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I was involved in the development of the MUSE spectrograph, and designed its data reduction software, for which I also wrote and tested most of the code. In one of the early publications of this instrument I wrote about the Orion Nebula (M42). The corresponding datacube is still one of the largest contiguous datasets in existence, it was visualized in form a short movie by Kristin Riebe. Further publications of mine are related to the Antennae Galaxy.

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I will also be take part in the development of the BlueMUSE spectrograph and of the MOSAIC instrument.

Press releases

Pictures

Maps of the ionised hydrogen in the Antennae Galaxy

Ionised hydrogen in the center (left) and the southern tidal tail (right) of the Antennae Galaxy (NGC 4038/39), observed with MUSE.

Credit: Peter Weilbacher (AIP)

Publications

Publications at NASA ADS: ADS library
Publications at ArXiv: ArXiv link

Latest refereed publications, retrieved from NASA ADS:

Thater, S., Krajnović, D., Weilbacher, P. M., ..., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; published November 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Göttgens, F., ... den Brok, M., ... Krajnovic, D., Weilbacher, P. M., 2021
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 507, 4, 4788; published November 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Cairós, L. M., González-Pérez, J. N., Weilbacher, P. M., Manso Sainz, R., 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 654, A142; published October 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Roth, M. M., ... Weilbacher, P. M., 2021
The Astrophysical Journal, 916, 1, 21; published July 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: innoFSPEC, Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
Pagotto, I., Krajnović, D., den Brok, M., ... Weilbacher, P. M., ... Steinmetz, M., 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 649, A63; published May 2021
Participating AIP sections and groups: Galaxies and Quasars, 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy
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, 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
Gunawardhana, M. L. P., ... Weilbacher, P. M., ... den Brok, M., ..., 2020
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 497, 3, 3860; published September 2020
Participating AIP sections and groups: 3D and Multi Object Spectroscopy, 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
Weilbacher, P. M., ... Streicher, O., ... Urrutia, T., Wisotzki, L., ... Kelz, A., ... Roth, M. M., ..., 2020
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 641, A28; published September 2020