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13.02. Kinder Science Day, URANIA planetarium Potsdam

13.02. Kinder Science Day, URANIA planetarium Potsdam

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jan 27, 2016 10:28 AM

"Science explained by scientists in a simple vivid manner' is the motto for the Kinder Science Days. The cooperation project has been launched by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the URANIA planetarium Potsdam to promote scientific education of children and adolescents.

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21.01. Starry night in Babelsberg

21.01. Starry night in Babelsberg

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jan 27, 2016 10:29 AM

German lecture starting at 7:15 PM

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Perspectives of Astrophysics in Germany

Perspectives of Astrophysics in Germany

by Kerstin Mork last modified Dec 07, 2015 09:35 AM

7 December 2015. From December 7 to 9 the state of astrophysical research in Germany will be presented and strategies for the next decade will be discussed at a workshop organized by the Council of German Observatories (Rat Deutscher Sternwarten, RDS) and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) on Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

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Kinder Science Day in URANIA planetarium Potsdam

Kinder Science Day in URANIA planetarium Potsdam

by Kerstin Mork last modified Nov 30, 2015 08:58 AM

23 November 2015. "Science explained by scientists in a simple vivid manner' is the motto for the Kinder Science Days. The cooperation project has been launched by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the URANIA planetarium Potsdam to promote scientific education of children and adolescents.

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AIP-Thinkshop honoured with Municipal Award

AIP-Thinkshop honoured with Municipal Award

by Kerstin Mork last modified Nov 11, 2015 10:37 AM

11. November 2015. The Potsdam Thinkshop "Satellite Galaxies and Dwarfs in the Local Group" of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) has been awarded the 5th biennial Potsdam Conference Award for 2015. Noam Libeskind, lead organizer of the conference, received the award on behalf of the organzing team yesterday evening at a gala event organized by the city’s municipality. The conference edged out the competition in the category "Regularly recurring conferences". The prize is worth 1,000 euros.

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A week full of light

A week full of light

by Kerstin Mork last modified Dec 09, 2015 03:42 PM

3 November 2015. Inspired by the UN International Year of Light and light-based Technologies 2015, Potsdam’s science forum („Wissenschaftsetage“) will be hosting a series of public events during the coming week and onwards.

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Astronomers and Solar Physicists meet at Telegrafenberg

Astronomers and Solar Physicists meet at Telegrafenberg

by Kerstin Mork last modified Oct 26, 2015 09:20 AM

26 October 2015. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) welcomes 60 Astronomers and Solar physicists for its 12th Thinkshop under the title "The Dynamic Sun – Exploring the Many Facets of Solar Eruptive Events“. From October 26 to 29 these experts will discuss recent research and upcoming issues of solar physics.

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Wempe award for Oliver Gressel

Wempe award for Oliver Gressel

by Kerstin Mork last modified Oct 13, 2015 01:42 PM

13 October 2015. In recognition of his outstanding research on the galactic dynamo and the evolution of planets in protoplanetary disks, Prof. Dr. Oliver Gressel from the Niels Bohr International Academy Copenhagen, Denmark is awarded the Wempe Award. The ceremony will take place on 16th October 2015, starting at 10 a.m. at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

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Karl Schwarzschild Fellow 2015: Sarah Jane Schmidt

Karl Schwarzschild Fellow 2015: Sarah Jane Schmidt

by Kerstin Mork last modified Oct 07, 2015 02:05 PM

21 September 2015. The AIP welcomes this years Karl Schwarzschild Fellow Sarah J. Schmidt. She completed her Ph.D. in 2012 at the University of Washington in Seattle and was most recently the Columbus Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Biermann Award goes to Ivan Minchev

Biermann Award goes to Ivan Minchev

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 15, 2015 10:13 AM

14 September 2015. Ivan Minchev, Astronomer at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), is awarded the Ludwig Biermann Award of the German Astronomical Society (Astronomische Gesellschaft, AG). The award ceremony takes place in Kiel on September 15, 2015.

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Open Heritage Day on September 13th

Open Heritage Day on September 13th

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 14, 2015 12:52 PM

On September the 13th the annual “Open Heritage Day“ takes place all over Germany. The opening ceremony for Potsdam will be held in the dome of the Great Refractor at 10 AM with a welcome by the Lord Mayor of Potsdam, Jann Jakobs. The “Förderverein Großer Refractor“ will act as host and offer guided tours and presentations for visitors throughout the day.

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W 2-Professorship for Computational Cosmology

by Kerstin Mork last modified Aug 21, 2015 11:17 AM

21 August 2015. The University of Potsdam, Faculty of Science, and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invite applications in a joint appointment for a W 2-Professorship for Computational Cosmology.

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Winners of "Young Scientist Contest" visit AIP

Winners of "Young Scientist Contest" visit AIP

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 10, 2015 11:52 AM

7 August 2015. Three students from Israel, all winners of the „Young Scientist Contest“ sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF), visited AIP on 6 August.

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Matthias Winker new administrative chairman of AIP Board

Matthias Winker new administrative chairman of AIP Board

by Kerstin Mork last modified Aug 11, 2015 03:44 PM

4 August 2015. Matthias Winker is appointed as new administrative chairman at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). Together with the scientific chairman and speaker of the Board, Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz, Winker completes the Executive Board of the institute.

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Getty Grant for Einstein Tower

Getty Grant for Einstein Tower

by Janine Fohlmeister last modified Jul 08, 2015 08:15 AM

25 June 2015. The Getty Foundation announces a second series of grants for exemplary 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. The Einstein Tower receives one of the fourteen grants totaling over $1.75 Million awarded for the conservation of modern architecture around the world. The grant will be used for conservation planning and understanding about the proper treatment of the Einstein Tower.

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Emil Popow (1950-2015)

Emil Popow (1950-2015)

by Janine Fohlmeister last modified Jul 08, 2015 08:16 AM

On June 19 2015 our dear colleague Emil Popow passed away. Over a period of more than 40 years, Emil Popow took part in the life of the AIP and made fundamental contributions to the development of the technical section. From 2003 to 2014, Emil Popow served as head of the technical section. Many projects of the AIP, from the operation of the Great Refractor to the construction of PEPSI would not have been possible without his significant contributions.

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13 June: Long Night of Sciences

13 June: Long Night of Sciences

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jul 08, 2015 08:17 AM

The Long Night of Sciences took place on Saturday, 13 June in Berlin and on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam. The Einstein Tower and Great Refractor welcomed many curious visitors.

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Nachruf Marie-Luise Strohbusch

Nachruf Marie-Luise Strohbusch

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jun 08, 2015 01:24 PM

8. Juni 2015. Mit Trauer erfüllt uns die Nachricht vom Tod unserer ehemaligen Kollegin Marie-Luise Strohbusch.

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The Milky Way’s History: 592. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

The Milky Way’s History: 592. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jun 01, 2015 09:16 AM

1 June 2015. In the first week of June 2015 the 592. WE-Hereaus Seminar in Bad Honnef brings together representatives from the extensive ground-based surveys, spacecraft missions CoRoT, Kepler and future Plato-2, as well as galaxy formation and stellar evolution experts to set a roadmap for future endeavors in the field of spectroscopic surveys, asteroseismology and chemodynamical models.

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CCI meets in Potsdam

CCI meets in Potsdam

by Kerstin Mork last modified May 22, 2015 01:35 PM

22. May 2015. The International Scientific Committee (known internationally by its initials in Spanish) "CCI" held its 73rd meeting at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), Potsdam, Germany in May 2015. The meeting was sponsored and held on behalf of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG.

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