Cosmic Magnetic Fields

Director research area:

Prof. Dr. Klaus G. Strassmeier

Extragalactic Astrophysics

Director research area:

Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz






Development of Research Technology and Infrastructure

Astrophysicists observe the sky, mostly using a small number of very large telescopes. In addition to observations, computer simulations are taking over the role of experimentation.

Research Facilities

The AIP collaborates on research projects within Germany, Europe and the international research community, e.g. the solar telescope GREGOR on Tenerife or the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona.


The mission of innoFSPEC Potsdam is to perform fundamental research and develop innovative technological solutions for fibre sensing and multi-channel spectroscopy in astronomy and physical chemistry.

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

The Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) team makes research findings available to the public and industry through many transfer activities.