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IAU Symposium to take place in Potsdam

IAU Symposium to take place in Potsdam

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jun 30, 2016 12:32 PM

30. June 2016. At the 98th International Astronomical Union (IAU) Executive Committee meeting last May in Mexico the IAU Symposium 334 "Rediscovering our Galaxy" was approved to take place from the 10th to the 14th of July 2017 in Potsdam, Germany.

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Potsdam Astrophysical Summer School at AIP

Potsdam Astrophysical Summer School at AIP

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jun 20, 2016 09:03 AM

20 June 2016. Today, the one-week summer school "Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics" begins at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). The school is targeted at graduate students interested in physics or astrophysics who applied to participate in the programme beforehand. The students will gain insights into state-of-the-art research and recent technological developments.

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New Master's programme in „Astrophysics“

New Master's programme in „Astrophysics“

by Gabi Schoenherr last modified Jun 09, 2016 12:32 PM

9 June 2016. Starting in the winter semester 2016/2017, the University of Potsdam will offer students an Astrophysics master programme. The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics significantly contribute to this new curriculum. Students interested in a career in Astrophysics should apply not later than July 15. Only three universities in Germany afford students the possibility to achieve a Master’s degree in Astrophysics.

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Long Night of Sciences at Einstein Tower

Long Night of Sciences at Einstein Tower

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jun 09, 2016 09:42 AM

Die Institute des Telgrafenbergs sowie zahlreiche Einrichtungen in Berlin beteiligen sich an dem Programm.

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The centenary of astrophysicist Karl Schwarzschild's death

The centenary of astrophysicist Karl Schwarzschild's death

by Kerstin Mork last modified May 11, 2016 09:31 AM

May 11th 1916 marks the death of Karl Schwarzschild, one of the most versatile astrophysicists and scientists of his time. He was only 42 years of age and at the height of his achievements when he died. Schwarzschild's work encompassed a wide range of scientific topics: he not only studied observational astronomy, but also furthered the development of astronomical instrumentation, and he was the first to give an exact solution to Einstein's field equations, which is now known as the “Schwarzschild solution”. Karl Schwarzschild saw the benefits of combining the scientific capabilities of chemistry and physics with astronomy and, with a large personal commitment, strongly promoted the emerging field of astrophysics.

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The 13th AIP Thinkshop on Cosmology

The 13th AIP Thinkshop on Cosmology

by Kerstin Mork last modified Mar 29, 2016 09:07 AM

29 March 2016. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) organizes in collaboration with the University of Innsbruck the 13th Thinkshop under the title "Near Field Cosmology". From March 29 to April 3 about 60 scientists will discuss at the Obergurgl University Centre in Austria recent progress in the field of observational and theoretical cosmology.

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“Science Thrives in Open-minded Environments”: An Open Letter from the Directors of Research Institutes in Potsdam

“Science Thrives in Open-minded Environments”: An Open Letter from the Directors of Research Institutes in Potsdam

by Kerstin Mork last modified Mar 17, 2016 01:24 PM

There is no place in Potsdam for hostility towards foreigners and those seeking refuge, argue the heads of educational and research institutes in Potsdam in an open letter published on 16 March 2016 in the Märkischen Allgemeinen, the Potsdamer Neuesten Nachrichten and other newspapers.

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ERC Consolidator Grant for Maria-Rosa Cioni

ERC Consolidator Grant for Maria-Rosa Cioni

by Kerstin Mork last modified Feb 19, 2016 09:05 AM

17 February 2016. The European Research Council (ERC) announced Prof. Dr. Maria-Rosa Cioni to be winner of one of the ERC Consolidator Grants worth 2 million Euros. ERC Consolidator Grants are awarded to outstanding researchers once a year.

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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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Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) validated by excellent evaluation result

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) validated by excellent evaluation result

by Kerstin Mork last modified Mar 07, 2016 02:19 PM

30 November 2015. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) was given excellent marks in the independent evaluation process by the Leibniz Association, which takes place every seven years. The development of the institute over the past years was described to be extremely successful. AIP has taken important and clever strategic decisions in continually developing and extending its instrumentation and computer-aided infrastructure. The senate of the Leibniz Association has now confirmed the results of the evaluation, recommending continued funding by the federal government and the federal states.

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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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