PhD Thesis Topics offered by ESO Faculty Members

ESO astronomers often are working on scientific programmes and data sets that are suited for PhD theses. This page gives an overview over what is currently offered by Faculty astronomers. Interested people should contact the staff directly for further information.

ESO Chile

ESO Garching

Planets and Star Formation

Stellar Structure and Evolution

Stellar Populations

Evolution of Galaxies and the ISM

Thesis topic Thesis supervisor
Multi-wavelength studies of a representative AGN sample in the local Universe. Paola Andreani, Evanthia Hatziminaoglou  (Home page)
The ongoing subcluster mergers in the heart of the Hydra I (Abel 1060) cluster  Magda Arnaboldi, Michael Hilker and Enrica Iodice (INAF, OAC)
Disks, stellar halos, and disk-halo interface in the Andromeda galaxy (M31) resolved with planetary nebulae Magda Arnaboldi
The origin of the blue stellar halos around Massive Group-Dominant Galaxies Magda ArnaboldiJohanna Hartke
Understanding the multi-scale coupling in star-forming disks via hydro-dynamical simulations Eric Emsellem
Formation and evolution of stellar structures in early- and late-type galaxies with MUSE. Dimitri Gadotti
Extreme star formation in quasar host at the cosmic high noon. Evanthia Hatziminaoglou (Home page)
Ultrared dusty starburst galaxies at the highest redshifts Rob Ivison (Home page), Michele Cirasuolo and Andy Biggs
Panchromatic modelling of the most intrinsically luminous Herschel-selected galaxy Thesis Supervisors: Rob Ivsion ( and Michele Cirasuolo
Modelling the crystalline silicate reservoir in starburst galaxies Ciska Kemper
An infrared inventory of the mineralogy of dust in active galaxies Ciska Kemper
AGN outflows impact on the molecular gas: linking observations with simulations Vincenzo Mainieri (ESO), Tiago Costa (MPA), Chris Harrison (ESO/ Newcastle University)
On which scales are metals mixed? Celine Peroux (Home page) and Arrigoni Battaia (MPA)
Pencil Line Intensity Mapping using Archival ALMA Data Tony MroczkowskiMartin Zwaan and Celine Peroux (Home page)
Probing the Baryon Cycle Celine Peroux (Home page) and Harald Kuntschner
Characterising the Physical Conditions of the Circumgalactic Medium Celine Peroux (Home page) and Martin Zwaan
Multi-wavelength and multi-messenger studies of blazars Paolo Padovani
(Home page)
Forecasts for structure formation in the Universe from 12 Gyrrs to the Present (z=0-10) Gergö Popping and Tony Mroczkowsksi
Where is the gas and dust located? Modeling the spatially resolved gas and dust tracers of galaxies at high redshifts. Gergö Popping
The dust content of the earliest galaxies in our Universe Gergö Popping
Studying the first galaxy clusters with ALMA Eelco van Kampen
(Home page)
A multi-phase study of the Circum Galactic Medium in High-z radio galaxies with ALMA and MUSE Joël Daniel Roger Vernet and Carlos De Breuck

Cosmology and the Early Universe