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Day of the Open Heritage Site

Day of the Open Heritage Site

by Katrin Albaum last modified Sep 17, 2017 08:32 AM

21 August 2017. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will participate in the German Day of the Open Heritage Site. The event takes place on Sunday, 10 September 2017, at the Potsdam-Babelsberg Research Campus.

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Wempe Award for Alice C. Quillen

Wempe Award for Alice C. Quillen

by Katrin Albaum last modified Jun 29, 2017 03:36 PM

29 June 2017. In recognition of her outstanding research on the dynamics of galaxies and celestial mechanics, the Johann Wempe Foundation is honouring Prof. Dr. Alice C. Quillen from the University of Rochester, USA, with the Wempe Award. The ceremony will take place on 5 July 2017, starting at 2 pm at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in Babelsberg.

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14th AIP Thinkshop deals with stellar magnetism

14th AIP Thinkshop deals with stellar magnetism

by Katrin Albaum last modified Jun 12, 2017 11:06 AM

12 June 2017. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) organizes the 14th Thinkshop "Stellar Magnetism: Challenges, Connections, and Prospects". From Monday, 12 June 2017, to Friday, 16 June 2017, about 70 researchers will discuss the most recent observational and theoretical work in the field on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

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The AIP at the Long Night of Sciences

The AIP at the Long Night of Sciences

by Katrin Albaum last modified Jun 22, 2017 03:45 PM

To marvel at the Great Refractor, to explore the Einstein Tower: The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) participates in the Long Night of Sciences at its location on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam. The event takes place on Saturday, 24 June 2017, from 5 pm to 12 am.

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Starry Night on May 18

Starry Night on May 18

by Katrin Albaum last modified May 24, 2017 06:21 PM

AIP invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, May 18, starting at 7:15pm with a public lecture of apl. Prof. Dr. Carsten Denker about "Spectroscopy as a window to the universe". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Experiencing the Cosmos, Understanding X-ray Astronomy

Experiencing the Cosmos, Understanding X-ray Astronomy

by Katrin Albaum last modified May 10, 2017 01:05 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is presenting itself at the Potsdam Science Day, which takes place on Saturday, 13 May 2017, in the Science Park Potsdam Golm. Researchers of more than 40 universities and institutes will give an insight into their work and the international cutting-edge research.

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Starry Night on April 20

Starry Night on April 20

by Katrin Albaum last modified May 02, 2017 11:57 AM

AIP invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, April 20, starting at 7:15pm with a public lecture of Prof. Dr. Philipp Richter about „The Diffuse Universe“. Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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New Technologies for Astronomical Research

New Technologies for Astronomical Research

by Katrin Albaum last modified Mar 09, 2017 01:10 PM

8 March 2017. Three working groups from Heidelberg, Cologne and Potsdam are involved in a joint project to develop a new technology for astronomical research. The researchers intend to render micro-optic systems used in telecommunications suitable for use in large telescopes. The collaborative project is being supported by the Königstuhl State Observatory of the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University, the Institute of Physics I of the University of Cologne, and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam. The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding of approx. 1.1 million euros for the three-year project, which recently started work.

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Starry Night on March 16

Starry Night on March 16

by Katrin Albaum last modified Mar 17, 2017 03:11 PM

AIP invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, 16, starting at 7:15pm with a public lecture of Dr. Peter Weilbacher about astronomical observation methods of star-forming regions such as the Orion Nebula and the Antennae Galaxies. Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Elmo Tempel receives the Estonian National Science Award

Elmo Tempel receives the Estonian National Science Award

by Janine Fohlmeister last modified Mar 02, 2017 05:37 PM

28 February 2017. Elmo Tempel, a researcher in the Cosmology and Large scale structure group, received the Estonian National Science Award on Friday the 24th of February 2017. The honour, bestowed on the 99th anniversary of Estonian independence, was awarded to him directly by the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr Jüri Ratas in a ceremony in the National Academy of Sciences in the capital Tallinn.

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Starry Night on February 16

Starry Night on February 16

by Gabriele Schoenherr last modified Mar 08, 2017 09:25 AM

AIP invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg this Thursday, February 16, starting with a public lecture of astrophysicist Noam Libeskind about "Our cosmic neighborhood" at 7:15pm. Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Science is international

Science is international

by Janine Fohlmeister last modified Mar 07, 2017 05:37 PM

3 February 2017. The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany is concerned about the immigration ban issued by US President Donald Trump on 27 January 2017. It sees it as "a sweeping discrimination against human beings on the basis of their ethnicity and consequently an act of aggression on the fundamental values of science".

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New Schwarzschild Fellow: Arianna Di Cintio

New Schwarzschild Fellow: Arianna Di Cintio

by Gabriele Schoenherr last modified Feb 06, 2017 08:25 AM

13 January 2017. The AIP welcomes Karl Schwarzschild Fellow Arianna Di Cintio. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain, during which she also spent three months visiting AIP. After her PhD she has been working as independent fellow at the DARK cosmology centre Copenhagen.

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In memoriam of Dr. Fritz Henry Aurass

In memoriam of Dr. Fritz Henry Aurass

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:31 PM

Dr. Fritz Henry Aurass died aged 68 on 5 December 2016.

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Award for AIP scientist Else Starkenburg

Award for AIP scientist Else Starkenburg

by Kerstin Mork last modified Nov 29, 2016 11:34 AM

28. November 2016. On 26 November 2016, Else Starkenburg from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) was honoured with the physics award of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. She received the award for her work on galactic archaeology and her substantial contributions to disentangle the history of our Milky Way. At the award ceremony, Else Starkenburg gave a talk on the topic of “The galactic archaeology of the Milky Way”, showing how to reconstruct the galaxies history by observing stars of different age.

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Celebrating Ten Years of Science with STELLA

Celebrating Ten Years of Science with STELLA

by Kerstin Mork last modified Nov 29, 2016 11:34 AM

8 November 2016. Since 2006, the two robotic STELLA telescopes of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are observing the night sky at the Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife. STELLA is an acronym for STELLar Activity. In a workshop at AIP, scientists now look back on a decade of exciting astronomical observations.

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Open Day on 23 September 2016

Open Day on 23 September 2016

by Kerstin Mork last modified Oct 24, 2016 11:19 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites everybody to an open day on 23 September 2016 from 4 to 10 PM.

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ESO and AIP Sign Agreement to Build 4MOST

ESO and AIP Sign Agreement to Build 4MOST

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 30, 2016 01:42 PM

23 August 2016. ESO has signed an agreement with a consortium led by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) to build 4MOST, a unique, next-generation spectroscopic instrument, which will be mounted on the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. 4MOST, the 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope, is expected to collect approximately 75 million spectra over its planned fifteen-year lifetime.

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Real-time analysis for medical diagnostics

Real-time analysis for medical diagnostics

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 30, 2016 01:43 PM

16 August 2016. In the context of current technology transfer projects, scientists at AIP have managed to successfully apply the spectral imaging method, developed in astrophysics, to diagnostics in the field of medicine. In contrast to digital cameras, which only register a brightness value for each pixel, this method detects an entire spectrum. AIP has made a name for itself internationally with this method, referred to also as integral field spectroscopy (IFS). The method is used for instruments such as PMAS and MUSE.

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Public presentation of Physics Student Awards

Public presentation of Physics Student Awards

by Gabriele Schoenherr last modified Jul 13, 2016 12:24 PM

13 July 2016. On Thursday, July 14, starting at 5p.m. the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin invites to a public event in the Magnus-Haus in Berlin, where this year's Physics Student Awards will be presented. Astrophysicist Lisa Lehmann, who did her master thesis at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is one of the awardees. The ceremonial address will be given by AIP scientist Else Starkenburg.

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