29 November 2013. The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften - BBAW) has elected Matthias Steinmetz, Director of the Leibniz Institute Potsdam (AIP), as a full member of the Academy. A total of seven new members were admitted. To be appointed, scientists must distinguish themselves through outstanding scientific achievements.
16 November 2013. For successfully bridging the gap between astronomy as a hobby and the world of science, Axel Schwope of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam has been acknowledged.
6. Oktober 2013. Zwei Wissenschaftler des Leibniz-Instituts für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) sind mit dem „James Webb Space Telescope Significant Achievement Award“ der Europäischen Weltraumagentur ESA ausgezeichnet worden. Projektleiter Martin Roth und Projektwissenschaftler Joris Gerssen hatten mit ihrem Team in einem zweijährigen Projekt Programme zur Datenanalyse für das NIRSpec-Instrument der Firma Astrium GmbH entwickelt. NIRSpec (Near-Infrared Spectrograph) wird an das Weltraumteleskop James Webb, Nachfolger von Hubble, angeschlossen werden.
30. September 2013. Horst Künzel died aged 92 on 2013 September 20. His professional and scientific career was exceptional.
25 September 2013. The Karl-Schwarzschild Medal, one of the most honoured awards for astronomical research, goes to Karl-Heinz Rädler, scientist at at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). The Astronomische Gesellschaft (Astronomical Society) honours him for his research in the area of magnetohydrodynamic.
29. August 2013. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) received the certificate from “berufundfamilie gGmbH”. The award highlights the efforts of AIP as a family-friendly employer in Brandenburg.
2 August 2013. At the beginning of August 1913 the Berlin Observatory - ancestor of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) - moved to Potsdam-Babelsberg. 100 years later the AIP celebrates this anniversary.
29 April 2013. The "Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam" awards young scientists for their achievements in the field of publication and research.
19 February 2013. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the University of Potsdam jointly offer eight PhD stipends within the Graduate School focussing on »quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics«.
5 November 2012. The University of Potsdam awards Dr Andreas Schulze with this year's Michelson prize. Schulze worked on his thesis about "Demographics of Supermassive Black Holes" at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).
1 November 2012. Dr Ulrich Müller is the new administrative chairman of AIP.
4 October 2012. The 2012 Johann Wempe Award is awarded to Prof. Dr. Thomas R. Ayres from the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy of the University of Colorado, Boulder, U.S.A. for his contributions to ultraviolet stellar spectroscopy and his detection of COmospheres.
25 September 2012. Cecilia Scannapieco, currently working at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), is awarded with the Ludwig Biermann Award of the Astronomische Gesellschaft (AG). The award ceremony takes place in Hamburg on September 25, 2012.
3 September 2012. Dr. Federico Spada is awarded with the Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship 2012. Spada attended the University of Catania, Italy, and got his Master in Physics 2006 for his dissertation about "Galactic dynamo and radio emission polarisation" before receiving 2010 his PhD for his thesis "Rotational history of solar-like stars and angular momentum transport in radiative interiors". He then left for the Institute for Biospheric Studies at Yale University, where he worked with Sabatino Sofia at the Astronomy Departement.
1 June 2012. The proposal "The Small Scale Structure of the Universe" for Supercomputer Time by Stefan Gottlöber from AIP was now highlighted as Excellence Project 2012 by the John von Neumann Institute for Computing. The proposal is part of the CLUES - Constrained Local UniversE Simulations - project.
9 May 2012. Meetu Verma is honored with the Publication Award for young scientists awarded on 10 May 2012 by the 16th Leibniz Kolleg Potsdam. She earned it for three publications about velocity fields on the surface of the sun, which were published in the referred journals Astronomy & Astrophysics and Astronomical Notes.
1 December 2011. On 30 November 2011 the light installation “eL” lighted up for the first time at the Art Basel Miami Beach. The 2.7 meter high chandelier was developed and realised by a cooperation of Astrophysicist Noam Libeskind, his father, American architect Daniel Libeskind and Zumtobel, an international supplier of integral lighting solutions.
25 October 2011. Mary Williams, a scientist at AIP, has been awarded the science and engineering Brandenburg Young Scientist Prize for her discovery and research of a new stream of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way called the “Aquarius Stream”. The post-doctoral prize comes with a cash award of 20,000 euro.
Am 19.10.2011 ist das Leibnizhaus des Leibniz-Instituts für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) in Potsdam-Babelsberg mit dem zum sechsten Mal vergebenen Brandenburgischen Baukulturpreis 2011 ausgezeichnet worden.