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Dr. Benjamin Moster

Benjamin Moster is an Emmy Noether research group leader at the Observatory of the Ludwig-Maximillians University Munich since 2016. He obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Heidelberg in 2010, where he was supervised by Prof. Rachel Somerville at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy. He then joined the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics as a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Simon White. In 2013 he was awarded a Kavli Fellowship at the University of Cambridge and joined the Institute of Astronomy and the Kavli Institute for Computational Cosmology. Having been awared with a Emmy Noether Fellowship by the DFG he returned to Munich in 2016, where he established a research group at the University Observatory.

Research interests:

  • The formation and evolution of galaxies
  • The connection of galaxies and their dark matter haloes
  • Constraints on cosmology from galaxies
  • Nature of dark matter and dark energy
  • Empirical galaxy formation models
  • Hydrodynamic cosmological simulations


Contact Address:

Dr. Benjamin Moster
Universitäts-Sternwarte München
Scheinerstrasse 1
81679 München, Germany

E-Mail: moster @
Phone: +49-89-2180-9284