Research Projects

The AIP is involved in a variety of research projects, a selection of these projects is presented here. You can find further projects on the project pages of the individual research sections.

The One Thousand and One Magellanic Clouds Fields Survey will use 4MOST to measure the kinematics and elemental abundances of many different stellar populations that sample the history of formation and evolution of the Magellanic Clouds.

4MIDABLE-LR will provide the largest spectroscopic follow-up of Gaia, providing a detailed 3D chrono-chemokinematical  map of stellar disk and bar-bulge of the Milky Way.

HIRES is the high-resolution spectrograph for the ELT.

BlueMUSE will be a blue-optimized version of the MUSE integral field spectrograph.

Solar Orbiter (SolO) is an ESA space probe dedicated to the study of the Sun and helisophere.

Potsdam Echelle Polarimetric and Spectroscopic Instrument for the LBT, high-resolution polarimetric spectrograph

A major X-ray facility surveying the whole sky

A robotic wide-field telescope with a FOV of 50 square degrees to support the PLATO mission

4-meter Multi Object Spectroscopic Telescope

A multi-object spectrograph for the ESO ELT in Chile.

1.5-m optical solar telescope on Tenerife. The telescope is able to resolve 70 km on the Sun.

An integral-field spektrograph for the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX)

Low-Frequency Array: A European radio telescope with innovative computer and network infrastructure

The VISTA survey of the Magellanic Clouds system is the most sensitive high-spatial-resolution survey of the Magellanic Clouds in the near-infrared to date.

The integral-field spectrograph at the European Very Large Telescope in Chile.

By measuring precise positions and motions, the ESA satellite Gaia creates the most accurate map of the Milky Way to answer questions about origin and evolution of our galaxy.

Robotic telescopes for stellar activity. Instruments are an Echelle spectrograph and a wide-field imaging photometer.

The RAdial Velocity Experiment was a survey to measure the radial velocities, metallicities and abundance ratios for nearly half a million stars. The data are available via the project website.

Survey Science Center of the space telescope XMM-Newton, data analysis and compilation of data catalogues for publication

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has created the detailed images of 1/3 of the sky in the visible wavelength range as well as three-dimensional maps of the Universe and spectra for more than three million astronomical objects.

The Large Binocular Telescope on Mt. Graham in Arizona is equipped with two 8.4-metre-diameter mirrors mounted in parallel like binoculars.