Our research focuses on astrophysical processes in our own Milky Way. It covers topics from planetary atmospheres, through the early evolution of stars and planets, to exoplanets and the late stages of stellar evolution. We study, for example, the physics and chemistry of interstellar and circumstellar matter, and the processes governing the birth and death of stars. We carry out observations across the electromagnetic spectrum, and do theoretical research and magnetohydrodynamical modeling of star-forming gas clouds and stellar outflows. Our work helps to develop the next generation ground and space telescopes. The main motivation of our work is a curiosity about our origins and a drive to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists.
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