I studied physics at the University of Leipzig in Germany and worked afterwards at the Thüringer Landessternwarte, Tautenburg. During my time in Tautenburg I set up a small robotic telescope system called “Tautenburg Exoplanet Search Telescope” as part of my PhD. At the moment I’m working in Berlin at the German Space Agency (DLR) in the institute of planetary research, Department of Extrasolar Planets and Atmospheres.
In 2011 I was involved in the Science Preparation Management for the proposed ESA space mission PLATO. My involvement in PLATO is still ongoing as the head of our Group (Prof. Rauer) is now the PI of the mission.
Since 2012 I’m working on the Next Generation Transit Search project (NGTS). I’m coordinating the DLR contribution to this new ground based transit survey, which will be located at Paranal.
About This Site
TransitingPlanets.eu is a private website by Philipp Eigmüller. This site is not associated to any institute or research group. If you have questions you can contact me at philipp.eigmueller via googlemail.com.