Dr. Mathias Zechmeister

Research scientist

Universität Göttingen
Institut für Astrophysik
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
D-37077 Göttingen

phone: +49 551 39 29988
e-mail: zechmeister (at) uni-goettingen.de
office: G.04.102


View of the earth in front of the sun (2019-06-18)

A tour from the solar system to Teegarden's system. Artist's impression (A. Hougardy). © Universität Göttingen CC BY-SA 3.0.

Published in A&A [pdf]. See here more material.

Ground-based detection of an extended helium atmosphere in the Saturn-mass exoplanet WASP-69b (2018-12-06)

Published in science [pdf].
See also further CARMENES detection in HD 189733 b with CARMENES by Salz et al and in HAT-P-11 b with by R. Allart et al.
German press articles: Was der Helium-Schweif des Exoplaneten verrät, Gasriese mit Heliumschweif.

A planet around our nearest star Proxima Centauri (2016-08-24)

More information e.g. at Uni Göttingen, nature [pdf], ESO (de), MPIA (de), palereddot, tagesschau.de. Interview mit Martin Küster. Two artistic movies: youtube and youtube.
I have also created an interactive view of our stellar neighbourhood.

First light for CARMENES (2015-12-17)

More information can be found on the carmenes homepage (or in pdf de, en) or in press e.g. rnz or spectrum.de.

Ancient worlds around Kapteyn's star (2014-06-04)

Member in an Emmy Noether Research Group of Ansgar Reiners at the University of Göttingen