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

Current

  • Search for Carriers of the Diffuse Interstellar Bands
    Dr. Sergiy Krasnokutskiy - DFG KR 3995/4-1 // 413610339

  • Temperature-Dependent Photostability and Optical Properties of Realistic Cometary Ice Composites
    Dr. Cornelia Jäger - DFG JA 2107/3-2 // 278214251 - within DFG FOR 2285 Debris Disks in Planetary Systems: Understanding Observations with Theory and Laboratory (FOR 2285 // DFG 262443618)

Recently completed

  • Experimental Study of Diamond Formation in Astrophysical Environments
    Dr. Cornelia Jäger - DFG JA 2107/4-1 // 281937660

  • Ultra-Low-Temperature Reactions of C and Si Atoms Inside Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets
    Dr. Sergiy Krasnokutskiy - DFG KR 3995/3-1 // 316660419
  • Optical Properties and Photostability of Ice-Silicate-Carbon Mixtures in Stellar UV Fields
    Dr. Cornelia Jäger - DFG JA 2107/3-1 - within DFG FOR 2285 Debris Disks in Planetary Systems: Understanding Observations with Theory and Laboratory (FOR 2285 // DFG 262443618)

  • Experimental Studies of the Low-Temperature Condensation of Cosmic Dust in the Interstellar Medium
    Dr. Cornelia Jäger - DFG JA 2107/2-2 // 203319474 - within DFG SPP 1573 Physics of the Interstellar Medium (DFG 172654239)

  • Ultra-low Temperature Hydrocarbon Chemistry in Liquid Helium Droplets
    Prof. Dr. Friedrich Huisken - DFG HU 474/22-3 // 58774912

  • Experimental Studies on Condensation and Processing of Dust in Astrophysical Environments
    Dr. Cornelia Jäger - EC - within Marie Curie ITN LASSIE (Laboratory Astrochemical Surface Science in Europe)

 

General projects / Research interests

Cosmic dust

Interstellar chemistry

Molecules relevant to astrophysics