This page lists all professors who give lectures at the University of Potsdam as part of the astrophysical curriculum. Many more scientists, postdocs and PhD students at the university and at the non-university institutions also actively contribute to these teaching activities with seminars, tutorials and laboratories. The university is central to academic instruction. The expertise of the non-university institutions in a huge variety of topics has made Potsdam a location that is internationally renowned for its astrophysical research. You can find more information on research subjects and on research groups outside the university and in part beyond astrophysics as well on the websites of the individual institutions.

Facts & Figures:

  • 19 professor­ships at the University of Potsdam are related to astro­physical teaching activities

  • At least 12 different astrophysical courses are offered every semester

Professor Buonanno

Professor Dr. Alessandra Buonanno

Professor Dr. Maria-Rosa Cioni

apl. Professor Dr. Carsten Denker

Professor Dr. Tim Dietrich

apl. Professor Achim Feldmeier


Professor Dr. Dr. Stephan Geier

Professor Dr. Wolf-Rainer Hamann (retired)

  • University of Potsdam, Campus Golm, Room
  • Research group Astrophysics of massive stars
  • Email:
  • Phone: +49 331 977 1053

apl. Professor Dr. Gottfried Mann

  • Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Room HH/013
  • Solar Physics
  • Email:
  • Phone: +49 331 7499 292
  • Homepage
Professor Pfeiffer

Professor Dr. Harald Pfeiffer

Professor Dr. Christoph Pfrommer

Professor Dr. Martin K.W. Pohl

Professor Dr. Katja Poppenhäger

Professor Dr. Philipp Richter

Professor Dr. Martin M. Roth

  • Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Room LH/0-20
  • Astronomical Instrumentation / innoFSPEC
  • Email:
  • Phone: +49 331 7499 383
  • Homepage

apl. Professor Dr. Frank Spahn

Professor Dr. Christian Stegmann

Professor Dr. Matthias Steinmetz

Professor Dr. Klaus G. Strassmeier

Professor Dr. Lutz Wisotzki

Professor Dr. Huirong Yan