Academic Partners

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The project “Hot Molecules in exoplanets and inner disks” is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant during 2012-2017 and is hosted at the Kiepenheuer Institut fuer Sonnenphysik, Freiburg, Germany.


Institute For Astronomy

The Institute for Astronomy (IfA) was founded at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) in 1967 to manage the Haleakalā Observatories on Maui and the Mauna Kea Observatories on the Big Island, and to carry out its own program of fundamental research into the stars, planets, and galaxies that make up our Universe. One of eleven research institutes within the University of Hawai‘i, it has a total staff of over 300, including about 55 faculty.


Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics

The Kiepenheuer Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) is a research institute located in Freiburg, Germany. Its research focuses on the exploration of the Sun and heliosphere. The institute has one solar telescope on the Schauinsland Mountain near Freiburg and, in collaboration with other institutions, uses solar telescopes of the Teide Observatory in Tenerife, Spain.


National Autonomous University of Mexico

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (Spanish: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, – literal translation: Autonomous National University of Mexico, UNAM) is a public research university in Mexico. It ranks highly in world rankings based on the university’s extensive research and innovation. UNAM’s campus is a UNESCO World Heritage site that was designed by some of Mexico’s best-known architects of the 20th century.

SETI Institute

The SETI Institute is a not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations. Founded in 1984, the SETI Institute has been leading the way in searching for life beyond Earth and now employs over 130 scientists, educators, and support staff.


State University of Ponta Grossa

The State University of Ponta Grossa is one of the five state universities in Paraná, Brazil. The institution has two campi in Ponta Grossa city as well as a college ground in each of the following cities: Telêmaco Borba, Castro and São Mateus do Sul. UEPG has 28 undergraduate courses as well as several post-graduation courses leading to a PhD degree. The university has over 10,000 students and more than 1,500 faculty and staff members.


Tohoku University

Tohoku University is located in Sendai, Miyagi Japan. It is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan and among the National Seven Universities. It is considered as one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, and one of the top fifty universities in the world.

Lyon_university_logoUniversity de Lyon

The University de Lyon, located in Lyon and Saint-Étienne, France, is a center for higher education and research comprising 16 institutions of higher education. The three main universities in this center are: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, which focuses upon health and science studies and has approximately 27,000 students