Department for Extraterrestrial Physics

Space research in Kiel in cooperation with the world

IEAP ET LS11Pic. 1: The department of physics, University of Kiel, Leibnizstraße. Left tower is home to the Extraterrestrial physics.

Since 1962, the Extraterrestrical Physics exists as an independent department at the CAU Kiel. It belongs to the Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics and offers a full range of courses.

We are two groups, working on a wide variety of topics within space science. The interdisciplinary cooperation comprises questions from physics, geophysics, geology, meteorology, mineralogy and petrology, as well as astrophysics and cosmology, and worldwide, we are working with scientists, engineers, and technicians on a divers variety of space missions.

Amongst others, current collaborations include missions by the European Space Agency ESA, the American Space Organisation NASA, as well as the Chinesise National Space Agency CNSA.


Top News:


Neues vom Mars:

News from the Mars MSL instrument

MSL RAD Echtzeitdaten von der Mars Mission



Direct link to the open lab and group presentation day (OPEN LAB DAY):



CoVid19-homework-studies, lectures, and examination questions...

Current status concerning topics of education and lectures in SS20 can be found under education IEAP.


Group pages

Workgroup Wimmer

Weltraumforschung in Kiel

E-Mail: Prof. Dr. Robert Wimmer-Schweingruber

Phone +49 (0)431 880-3964, Fax. +49 (0)431 880-3968


Workgroup Heber

Heliosphärische Astroteilchenphysik

E-Mail: Prof. Dr. Bernd Heber

Phone +49 (0)431 880-3955, Fax. +49 (0)431 880-3968

Bachelor Thesis


For information on BSc thesis please contact the research groups, or investigate our topics here:

BSc projects in Extraterrestrics at the IEAP