Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, 85748 Garching
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics  
Location: Garching
Affiliation: max plank society

Your search for a telescope at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching will be in vain: the scientists there work mainly on theory. A core area is the numerical simulation of astrophysical systems with high-performance and ultra-high performance computers. The research on star formation and hydrodynamic phenomena – such as colliding stars, supernova explosions or matter in accretion disks around black holes – is complemented by studies of structure formation in the Universe as a further key research field. The astrophysicists use computer simulations to model how galaxies and stars formed from primordial matter: how everything grew out of nothing. In addition, the researchers develop algorithms to analyse the vast amounts of data produced in ever-larger simulations and satellite missions.

Research Focus

  • Stellar physics
  • Stellar physics
  • High Energy Astrophysics
  • Cosmology



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