Christoph Keller

Keller-330x390Other positions
  • Chair of the Board of the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes at La Palma, Canary Islands
  • Co-Chair Planetary and Exoplanetary Science of the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO)
  • Member of the Istituto Ricerche Solari Locarno (IRSOL, Locarno, Switzerland) Scientific Committee
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Astronomische Nachrichten
Research interests


  • Polarimetry applications to exoplanets, stellar magnetic fields, aerosol measurements in planetary atmospheres, and biomedical applications
  • Adaptive optics and post-facto image reconstruction techniques for astronomy, biomedical and defense applications
  • Hyperspectral imaging for exoplanet characterization, remote sensing and biomedical imaging
  • High contrast imaging technology, coronagraphs for direct exoplanet characterization
  • CCD, CMOS, hybrid and wavelength sensitive detector developments
  • Ground- and space-based solar telescope and instrument design

Exoplanatory systems and solar system planets

  • Characterization of circumstellar environments (exoplanets, protoplanetary disks, debris disks, dust envelopes
  • Characterization of evaporating, rocky exoplanets
  • Observations of aerosol in the atmospheres of Earth and solar-system planets
Instrumentation projects




MSc Specialisation at Leiden University, the Netherlands