The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aim at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and e-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.


    Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
    An der Sternwarte 16
    14482 Potsdam
    T +49 331 / 74 99 - 0

    Scientific Director:
    Prof. Matthias Steinmetz

    Head of Administration:
    Wolfram Rosenbach

    Dr Janine Fohlmeister