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The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is dedicated to astrophysical questions ranging from the exploration of our Sun to the evolution of the cosmos. It focuses on the study of cosmic magnetic fields, extragalactic astrophysics and the development of research technologies in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes and E-science.

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Needle in a haystack: planetary nebulae in distant galaxies

Using data from the MUSE instrument, researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) succeeded in detecting extremely faint planetary nebulae in distant galaxies.

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Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 15 July 2021 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Research Area II: Extragalactic Astrophysics

Galaxies are fundamental cosmic building blocks. At the largest scales, they serve as markers to study the distribution of matter in the universe - active galaxies and quasars are particularly important because of their intrinsic brightness. Nearby objects can be spatially resolved and consist of populations with very different patterns of motion, star formation histories and chemical abundances.

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Research Area I: Cosmic Magnetic Fields

Cosmic events are determined by two natural forces: gravity and magnetic fields. The magnetic field research at the AIP is mainly focused on magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations, the magnetically induced activities on the Sun and the stars, solar coronaphysics as well as space weather in our solar system and on planets around other stars.

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Transparent and sustainable research data

In its meeting on 2 July 2021, the Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and the Länder (GWK) decided to fund the consortium PUNCH4NFDI within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).

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Using data from the MUSE instrument, researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) succeeded in detecting extremely faint planetary nebulae in distant galaxies.

In its meeting on 2 July 2021, the Joint Science Conference of the Federal Government and the Länder (GWK) decided to fund the consortium PUNCH4NFDI within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the Large Refractor of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) at the Albert Einstein Science Park on Telegrafenberg together with the Heads of State of Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland.

 

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Latest Publications

The Pristine survey - XII. Gemini-GRACES chemo-dynamical study of newly discovered extremely metal-poor stars in the Galaxy

Kielty, C. L., ... Sestito, F., Starkenburg, E., ... Arentsen, A., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 1, 1438 – Published September 2021

The impact of magnetic fields on cosmological galaxy mergers - I. Reshaping gas and stellar discs

Whittingham, J., Sparre, M., Pfrommer, C., Pakmor, R.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 1, 229 – Published September 2021

Astraeus - II. Quantifying the impact of cosmic variance during the Epoch of Reionization

Ucci, G., ... Gottlöber, S., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 1, 202 – Published September 2021

Astraeus - III. The environment and physical properties of reionization sources

Hutter, A., Dayal, P., Legrand, L., Gottlöber, S., Yepes, G.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 1, 215 – Published September 2021

The GALAH+ survey: Third data release

Buder, S., ... Buck, T., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 506, 1, 150 – Published September 2021

Cosmic rays and non-thermal emission in simulated galaxies - I. Electron and proton spectra compared to Voyager-1 data

Werhahn, M., Pfrommer, C., Girichidis, P., Puchwein, E., Pakmor, R.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, 3, 3273 – Published August 2021

Cosmic rays and non-thermal emission in simulated galaxies - II. γ-ray maps, spectra, and the far-infrared-γ-ray relation

Werhahn, M., Pfrommer, C., Girichidis, P., Winner, G.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, 3, 3295 – Published August 2021

Stellar substructures in the periphery of the Magellanic Clouds with the VISTA hemisphere survey from the red clump and other tracers

El Youssoufi, D., Cioni, M.-R. L., Bell, C. P. M., ... Matijevĭc, G., Niederhofer, F., ... Schmidt, T., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, 2, 2020 – Published August 2021

Role of host galaxy in the formation of multiple stellar populations: Analysis of NGC 1786 and NGC 1898

Vanaraj, V., Niederhofer, F., Goudfrooij, P.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published July 2021

Searching Water Megamasers By Using Mid-infrared Spectroscopy (I): Possible Mid-infrared Indicators

Lam, M. I., Walcher, C. J., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published July 2021

Toward Precision Cosmology with Improved PNLF Distances Using VLT-MUSEI. Methodology and Tests

Roth, M. M., ... Weilbacher, P. M.
The Astrophysical Journal, 916, 1, 21 – Published July 2021

The Araucaria Project. Distances to Nine Galaxies Based on a Statistical Analysis of their Carbon Stars (JAGB Method)

Zgirski, B., ... Storm, J., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 916, 1, 19 – Published July 2021

New Observational Constraints on the Winds of M dwarf Stars

Wood, B. E., ... Alvarado-Gómez, J. D., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 915, 1, 37 – Published July 2021

The detectability of strong 21 centimetre forest absorbers from the diffuse intergalactic medium in late reionisation models

Šoltinskí, T., ... Keating, L. C., ... Puchwein, E., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published July 2021

The Gaia-ESO survey: Mixing processes in low-mass stars traced by lithium abundance in cluster and field stars

Magrini, L., ... Guiglion, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 651, A84 – Published July 2021

The MUSE-Faint survey. II. The dark-matter density profile of the ultra-faint dwarf galaxy Eridanus 2

Zoutendijk, S. L., ... den Brok, M., Krajnović, D., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 651, A80 – Published July 2021

Probing the structure of a massive filament: ArTéMiS 350 and 450 μm mapping of the integral-shaped filament in Orion A

Schuller, F. et al.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 651, A36 – Published July 2021

The Gaia RVS benchmark stars. I. Chemical inventory of the first sample of evolved stars and its Rb NLTE investigation

Caffau, E., ... Steffen, M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 651, A20 – Published July 2021

The in situ formation of molecular and warm ionized gas triggered by hot galactic outflows

Girichidis, P., Naab, T., Walch, S., Berlok, T.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 505, 1, 1083 – Published July 2021

The size and pervasiveness of Ly α-UV spatial offsets in star-forming galaxies at z ∼ 6

Lemaux, B. C., ... Schmidt, K. B., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 3, 3662 – Published July 2021

Deciphering the origin of ionized gas in IC 1459 with VLT/MUSE

Mulcahey, C. R., Prichard, L. J., Krajnović, D., Jorgenson, R. A.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 4, 5087 – Published July 2021

Suppressed heat conductivity in the intracluster medium: implications for the magneto-thermal instability

Berlok, T., Quataert, E., Pessah, M. E., Pfrommer, C.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 3, 3435 – Published July 2021

Original Research by Young Twinkle Students (ORBYTS): ephemeris refinement of transiting exoplanets

Edwards, B., ... Mallonn, M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 4, 5671 – Published July 2021

Possible observational evidence for cosmic filament spin

Wang, P., Libeskind, N. I., Tempel, E., Kang, X., Guo, Q.
Nature Astronomy – Published June 2021

The Lopsided Distribution of Satellites of Isolated Central Galaxies

Wang, P., Libeskind, N. I., Pawlowski, M. S., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 914, 2, 78 – Published June 2021

How Merger-driven Gas Motions in Galaxy Clusters Can Turn AGN Bubbles into Radio Relics

ZuHone, J. A., Markevitch, M., Weinberger, R., Nulsen, P., Ehlert, K.
The Astrophysical Journal, 914, 1, 73 – Published June 2021

On the Use of Field RR Lyrae as Galactic Probes. III. The α-element Abundances

Crestani, J., ... Storm, J., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 914, 1, 10 – Published June 2021

Stellar Winds Drive Strong Variations in Exoplanet Evaporative Outflow Patterns and Transit Absorption Signatures

Harbach, L. M., ... Alvarado-Gómez, J. D., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 913, 2, 130 – Published June 2021

Abundance Patterns of α and Neutron-capture Elements in the Helmi Stream

Limberg, G., ... Queiroz, A. B. A., Chiappini, C., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 913, 2, L28 – Published June 2021

A confined dynamo: Magnetic activity of the K-dwarf component in the pre-cataclysmic binary system V471 Tauri

Kővári, Z., ... Carroll, T.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 650, A158 – Published June 2021

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Talk (in German): Distant Suns and their planets - a magnetic Tango (Ekaterina Illin)

15.07.2021, 18:00 – 19:00
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Talk (in German): Distant Suns and their planets: a magnetic Tango (Ekaterina Ilin)

19.08.2021, 18:00 – 19:00
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Talk (in German): Towards the Sun: The mission Solar Orbiter (Alexander Warmuth)

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Dynamics of Solar and Stellar Convection Zones and Atmospheres (IAU Symposium 365)

May 23, 2022 – May 27, 2022