The projects currently being pursued are listed below. They consist of specific projects funded by third-party institutions, e.g., the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and the European Community (EC), and of general projects reflecting our research interests.


Third party-funded projects


  • Ultra-Low-Temperature Reactions of C and Si Atoms Inside Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets
    Dr. Sergiy Krasnokutskiy - DFG KR 3995/3-1

  • Experimental Study of Diamond Formation in Astrophysical Environments
    Dr. Cornelia Jäger - DFG JA 2107/4-1

  • Optical Properties and Photostability of Ice-Silicate-Carbon Mixtures in Stellar UV Fields
    Dr. Cornelia Jäger - DFG JA 2107/3-1 - FOR 2285 Debris Disks in Planetary Systems: Understanding Observations with Theory and Laboratory (FOR 2285)

Recently completed


General projects / Research interests

Cosmic dust

Interstellar chemistry

Molecules relevant to astrophysics