The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam - AIP) carries out fundamental astrophysical research. The main research areas Cosmic Magnetic Fields and Extragalactic Astrophysics are organized into several scientific program areas: Magneto-Hydrodynamics and Turbulence, Physics of the Sun, Stellar Physics and Activity, Milky Way and the Local Volume, Dwarf Galaxies and the Galactic Halo, Galaxies and Quasars, and Cosmology and High-Energy Astrophysics. The scientific program areas are consequently accompanied by four program areas focusing on the development of novel research technology: Telescope Control and Robotics, High-Resolution Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, 3D Spectroscopy, and Supercomputing and E-Science.