Welcome to the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS)

The Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS), a member of the Leibniz Association, conducts basic research in astronomy and astrophysics with a particular focus on solar physics. The institute's structure and operation are based on three strategic pillars: 1) fundamental research, 2) operation of the German solar telescope infrastructure on Tenerife, and 3) applied research in data science and operation of the Science Data Center. The institute's professors who qualify as lecturers and who have been appointed by Freiburg university offer lectures at various degree levels and train young scientists.



10 Gbit dedicated link between OT and KIS


Since mid-May 2022, there has been a direct 10 Gbit connection between the German solar telescope on Tenerife…

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Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina appointed as new Director of IRSOL

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Prof. Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina has been appointed as Scientific Director of IRSOL Istituto Ricerche Solari…

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First Light for SUNRISE III at the Arctic Circle

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The balloon-borne 1m solar telescope SUNRISE III has reached an important milestone: First light at the launch…

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