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.



The SUNRISE telescope on the hook of the crane vehicle just before the launch (left), the mission balloon ready to be released (center) and in flight just after the launch (right). Image: KIS, A. Bell.

SUNRISE III mission launched on its journey along the Arctic Circle ...

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... but unfortunately terminated in a few hours after the launch because of a mechanical damage caused during…

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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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