Lehre / Teaching List of publications Conference:
Selected presentations "Planet Formation and Evolution 2012"

I am a Professor for Astronomy at the Observatory of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, where I lead the Young Stars & Star Formation Group since October 2008.

From the year 2010 until 2014 I served as the German Representative in the ESO Users Committee.

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HAWK-I near-infrared image of the Carina Nebula Carina Nebula: Herschel far-infrared LABOCA sub-mm image of the Carina Nebula

Chandra Carina Complex Project
Chandra Carina Complex Project
Mosaic of Speckle images of Young Stellar Objects
High resolution infrared images of Young Stellar Objects
COUP X-ray image of the Orion Nebula Cluster
COUP X-ray image of the Orion Nebula Cluster

My field of research is star formation. I observe Young Stellar Objects (YSOs) with infrared and X-ray observations, and investigate the stellar populations and star formation histories of OB associations. I have been principal investigator of numerous projects using the X-ray satellites ROSAT, Chandra, and XMM, the far-infrared satellite Herschel, a visiting astronomer at the Calar Alto Observatory and the Anglo-Australian Observatory, and am principal investigator of numerous observing projects using the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT), the ESO VLTI, and the APEX sub-mm telescope.

From 2007 to 2010 I served as one of the Work Package Managers for the topic "The birth and influence of massive stars" in the EU FP6 Marie Curie Research Training Network "CONSTELLATION: The origin of the IMF".

My current main research interests are as follows:

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The following links lead to a (recently updated) collection of some of my X-ray images and infrared images of star forming regions.

A growing number of new X-ray, infrared, and sub-mm images of the Carina Nebula Complex is available since March 2011 on the webpage describing our Carina Multiwavelength Project.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Preibisch
Universitäts-Sternwarte München
Scheinerstr. 1
81679 München

preibisch at
TEL: +49 (0)89-2180-6016

Last update:  04 January 2017