Friedrich Schiller University Jena

  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Krivov, Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (modelling of disks)

  • Dr. Harald Mutschke, Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (FUV absorption spectroscopy, FIR and Raman spectroscopy)

  • Prof. Dr. Ralph Neuhäuser, Astrophysical Institute and University Observatory, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (astrophysical issues, origin of life)

  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Ronning, Prof. Dr. Elke Wendler, Institute of Solid State Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (ion-induced processing of cosmic dust particles, cathodoluminescence)

  • Prof. Dr. Torsten Fritz, Institute for Solid State Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena (spectroscopy of isolated organic molecules and monolayers on surfaces)

 

We also cooperate internationally with many institutes on various subjects:

- Astrophysics

- Spectroscopy of Molecules Relevant to Astrophysics

- Chemistry at Extremely Low Temperature

- Analogues of Cosmic Dust Grains

 

Astrophysics

 

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Spectroscopy of Astrophysical Molecules

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Knölker, Department of Chemistry and Food Chemistry - Organic Chemistry II, TU Dresden, Dresden (wet-chemical synthesis of large PAHs via iron carbonyl diene complexes)

  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Räder, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz (MALDI TOF mass spectroscopy)

  • Prof. Dr. Shantanu Rastogi, Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, India (Alexander-von-Humboldt fellow, calculation of vibrational spectra of large organic molecules including PAHs)

  • Dr. Farid Salama, Astrochemistry Laboratory, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, USA (low-temperature molecular spectroscopy of PAHs in cryogenic matrices and molecular beams)

  • Dr. Angela Staicu, Laser spectroscopy Group, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Bukarest, Romania (cavity-ring down spectroscopy of PAHs in supersonic jets)

 

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Chemistry at Extremely Low Temperature

  • Prof. Dr. Paul Scheier, Institute for Ion Physics and Applied Physics, Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (chemistry in superfluid helium nanodroplets)

 

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Analogues of Cosmic Dust Grains

  • Prof. Dr. Eva Kovacevic, Groupe de Recherches sur l'Energétique des Milieux Ionisés, CNRS/Université d'Orléans, Orléans, France (structural characterization of carbon grains)

 

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