Radio Astronomy & Interstellar Medium

Our group focuses on observational studies of the distribution and the physical properties of gas and dust and their role in the star formation process in galaxies.

These studies range from small scales, such as the properties of individual molecular clouds, to galactic scales, e.g. to understand why some galaxies, are forming stars more efficiently than others and how this is linked to the condition in the interstellar medium.
We work primarily with data at radio and infrared wavelengths, but generally use a wide variety of multi-wavelength observations to pursue these goals. Our main interest is to develop a better understanding of the matter cycle in galaxies and of galaxy evolution over cosmic time.

Frank Bigiel

Group Head

Argelander-Institut für Astronomie
Auf dem Hügel 71
D-53121 Bonn

+49 228 73 - 1773