What did the Universe look like more than 12 billion years ago, when the first galaxies were formed?
Caroline Heneka, a junior research group leader at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, is working on this early cosmic epoch. The research team under her leadership combines modern machine learning and artificial intelligence methods with large-scale and multicolor mapping of the universe. The main goal is to obtain a holistic picture of astrophysical processes and cosmological model in this early epoch of our universe. She is supported by the Volkswagen Foundation with a Freigeist Fellowship over a period of six years.