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.

HIRES is the high-resolution spectrograph for the ELT.

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.

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

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

The PEPSI Exoplanet Transit Survey is a key science project of the PEPSI spectrograph and investigates the atmospheres of exoplanets, from super-Earths to Hot Jupiters.

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 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.

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.