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Horst Künzel (1921-2013)

Horst Künzel (1921-2013)

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 30, 2013 03:51 PM

30. September 2013. Horst Künzel died aged 92 on 2013 September 20. His professional and scientific career was exceptional.

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Karl-Heinz Rädler awarded with Karl-Schwarzschild Medal

Karl-Heinz Rädler awarded with Karl-Schwarzschild Medal

by Kerstin Mork last modified Oct 11, 2013 10:10 AM

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.

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AIP distinguished as family-friendly institute

AIP distinguished as family-friendly institute

by Kerstin Mork last modified Aug 30, 2013 12:25 PM

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.

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100 years Observatory Babelsberg

100 years Observatory Babelsberg

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 05, 2013 01:26 PM

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.

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The future of spectroscopy

The future of spectroscopy

by Kerstin Mork last modified Apr 08, 2015 11:21 AM

4. June 2013. Until last Friday more than hundred scientists from Europe, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Japan and the US discussed the latest news in high-resolution spectroscopy and the developement of a new generation of spectroscopes for the ELT. They were invited to come to Potsdam by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) to join the institute's 10th ThinkShop, an event supported by the DFG.

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Young Scientist Award Goes To Francisco Kitaura

Young Scientist Award Goes To Francisco Kitaura

by Kerstin Mork last modified Oct 15, 2013 04:13 PM

29 April 2013. The "Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam" awards young scientists for their achievements in the field of publication and research.

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Leibniz Graduate School for »Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics« starts

Leibniz Graduate School for »Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics« starts

by Gabriele Schoenherr last modified Feb 26, 2013 10:55 AM

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«.

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Dr Andreas Schulze awarded with Michelson prize

Dr Andreas Schulze awarded with Michelson prize

by Kerstin Mork last modified Dec 12, 2012 11:14 AM

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).

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New administrative chairman of AIP: Dr. Ulrich Müller

New administrative chairman of AIP: Dr. Ulrich Müller

by Kerstin Mork last modified Dec 11, 2012 11:57 AM

1 November 2012. Dr Ulrich Müller is the new administrative chairman of AIP.

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Wempe Award for Thomas R. Ayres

Wempe Award for Thomas R. Ayres

by Kerstin Mork last modified Nov 15, 2012 03:51 PM

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.

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Summer School in Astrophotonics

Summer School in Astrophotonics

by Kerstin Mork last modified Apr 08, 2015 11:20 AM

26 September 2012. How can we use new photonic technologies to promote astronomy? That is the main question of this year’s Summer School, which will be held in Schloss Wiesenburg in Brandenburg. It is the first conference worldwide to promote the issue of astrophotonics: the application of photonics to astronomy

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Biermann Award goes to Cecilia Scannapieco

Biermann Award goes to Cecilia Scannapieco

by Kerstin Mork last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:48 AM

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.

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Minor planet renamed after scientist from Potsdam

Minor planet renamed after scientist from Potsdam

by Kerstin Mork last modified Apr 01, 2015 04:07 PM

13 September 2012. The Committee on Small Body Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has decided that the main-belt Asteroid 278513 is from now on called "Schwope".

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Thinkshop on Integral Field Spectroscopy

Thinkshop on Integral Field Spectroscopy

by Kerstin Mork last modified Apr 08, 2015 11:22 AM

10 September 2012. About one hundred scientists from all over the world participate in the 9th Thinkshop of the AIP: "Galaxy surveys using Integral Field Spectroscopy; achievements and opportunities".

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Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship 2012 goes to Dr. Federico Spada

Karl Schwarzschild Fellowship 2012 goes to Dr. Federico Spada

by Kerstin Mork last modified Oct 26, 2012 02:57 PM

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.

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Technology Transfer in Spectroscopy  (GERMAN)

Technology Transfer in Spectroscopy (GERMAN)

by Kerstin Mork last modified Apr 08, 2015 11:23 AM

9 July 2012. Start-up management seminar: final results presentation

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John von Neumann Excellence Project 2012: The Small Scale Structure of the Universe

John von Neumann Excellence Project 2012: The Small Scale Structure of the Universe

by Gabriele Schoenherr last modified Jul 13, 2012 10:42 AM

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.

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Publication Award for Meetu Verma

Publication Award for Meetu Verma

by Kerstin Mork last modified Jan 16, 2013 02:37 PM

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.

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AIP is Potsdam's filming location of the month [German]

AIP is Potsdam's filming location of the month [German]

by Kerstin Mork last modified Apr 08, 2015 11:24 AM

1 December 2011. Potsdam has announced the AIP as filming location of the month December during the Potsdam Year of the Film 2011. In 1930, parts of the movie "Stürme über dem Montblanc" (Stormy Montblanc) were filmed at AIP.

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