Group picture taken in December 2017 

Eliana Amazo-Gomez (PhD Student)

Eliana finished her Bachelor's degree in Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia in 2014. In 2016 she got her Master's degree in Astrophysics from Fakultät für Physik der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, (LMU), München, Germany. At 2016 she started her PhD at the MPS and the University of Göttingen, Germany. Her research interests are Sun-like stars, exoplanets and habitability, as well as photometry, spectroscopy, and polarimetry of stars.

Veronika Witzke (Postdoc)

Veronika finished her Master's degree in Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. In 2017, she did her PhD in the Department of Mathematics at City, Univerity of London working on compressible magnetohydrodynamics in stellar interiors. In April 2017, she started a PostDoc position at the MPS, where she works on radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres.

Nina-Elisabeth Némec (PhD student)

Nina studied Physics at the Universität Wien, where she finished both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Her research interests are solar and stellar activity, variability and magnetic fields. Moreover she is interested in planetary habitability.

Miha Černetič (Master Student)

Miha got his Bachelor's degree in Physics from the University of Ljubljana. He is currently a master student at the University of Göttingen. His research interests are radiative transfer, cosmology, and stellar physics.

Natalie Krivova (advisor)

Natalie (Natasha) Krivova is a group leader of the Sun-Climate group and is advisor to the SOLVe group. In 1998, she was awared her Ph.D. degree in Astrophysics and Radioastronomy by the University of St. Petersburg (Russia). She joined MPS in 1999 and got her W2 position in 2013.

Alexander Shapiro (Group Leader)

Alexander (Sasha) studied mathematics and astronomy at the University of St. Petersburg (Russia). In 2009, he was awarded his doctorate by the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich (Switzerland). He continued his research first at the Physical Meteorological Observatory / World Radiation Center in Davos, then as Marie Curie Fellow at the MPS, where he worked in the research group "Solar Variability and Climate".

Anusha Bhasari (Postdoc)

Anusha studied pure mathematics at the University of Mysore, Karnataka, India. After M.Sc., she did Ph.D. with Prof. K. N. Nagendra, at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, on the topic "Advanced numerical methods for polarized line radiative transfer theory". After Ph.D., she joined the group of Prof. Sami Solanki here at MPS. She has been at MPS, first as an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow and then, a regular post-doctoral fellow of the Max-Planck institute. She works on developing radiative transfer codes to study the solar atmosphere. She has also worked on analyzing sunrise data for understanding magnetic flux distribution on the quiet Sun.