Our research uses gamma-ray and X-ray telescopes to study the acceleration, propagation and escape of ultra-relativistic particles in astrophysical environments. In addition, we are trying to study the mysterious dark matter particles that make up a large fraction of the energy density of our Universe. Our research is focused on the study of exotic astrophysical objects, such as supernova remnants, pulsar wind nebulae and supermassive black holes.
For more information about the experiments we work with, please follow these links:
- High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.)
- Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
- Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT)
Interested? If you want to join our group for a Bachelor/Master or PhD thesis,
please contact Prof. Stefan Funk (or one of the contact persons listed on the project pages
linked to above). Also check this page!
Here are some impressions from our laboratories: