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.

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

PEPSI during daytime: disk-unresolved solar light is fed to the spectrograph from a small Sun-as-a-star telescope. The upgrade SDI-POL will feed polarised light via two fibers to the 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

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

PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillation of stars) is a satellite mission that will continuously observe a 100 000 stars in a field-of-view of ~2250 sq.deg. using a suite of 24 telescopes.

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.

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

The Potsdam Multi-Aperture Spectrophotometer at Calar Alto.

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