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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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Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) on the topic "Tidal interaction between stars and planets" will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 19 May 2022 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam awards Publication Prize to Dario Fritzewski

The Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam honours Dr Dario Fritzewski, who analysed the rotational activity of a 300-million-year-old star cluster in three publications and further developed an innovative method for determining the age of stars, with its publication prize. This year, the Kolleg, which is taking place for the 24th time, focused on the role of the Sun in climate change.

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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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X-ray fireball of a nova

The X-ray telescope eROSITA discovered for the first time the early phase of a thermonuclear explosion and thus confirms a decades-old prediction of a nova model.

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The Leibniz-Kolleg Potsdam honours Dr Dario Fritzewski, who analysed the rotational activity of a 300-million-year-old star cluster in three publications and further developed an innovative method for determining the age of stars, with its publication prize.

The X-ray telescope eROSITA discovered for the first time the early phase of a thermonuclear explosion and thus confirms a decades-old prediction of a nova model.

After the laying of the foundation stone in October, the main body of the planned extension building for the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is already complete. To mark the occasion, today the institute celebrated with a topping out ceremony.

 

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Latest Publications

Survey of Open Data Concepts Within Fundamental Physics: An Initiative of the PUNCH4NFDI Consortium

Enke, H. et al.
Computing and Software for Big Science, 6, 1, 6 – Published December 2022

An Aligned Orbit for the Young Planet V1298 Tau b

Johnson, M. C., ... Ilyin, I., Strassmeier, K., Mallonn, M., ...
The Astronomical Journal, 163, 6, 247 – Published June 2022

The VMC survey - XLVI. Stellar proper motions in the centre of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Niederhofer, F., Cioni, M.-R. L., Schmidt, T., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 4, 5423 – Published June 2022

Escaping the maze: a statistical subgrid model for cloud-scale density structures in the interstellar medium

Buck, T., Pfrommer, C., Girichidis, P., Corobean, B.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 513, 1, 1414 – Published June 2022

NIHAO-LG: the uniqueness of Local Group dwarf galaxies

Arora, N., ... Buck, T., Libeskind, N. I., Sorce, J. G., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 4, 6134 – Published June 2022

Limits on non-canonical heating and turbulence in the intergalactic medium from the low redshift Lyman α forest

Bolton, J. S., ... Puchwein, E., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 513, 1, 864 – Published June 2022

The synchronized dance of the magellanic clouds' star formation history

Massana, P., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 513, 1, L40 – Published June 2022

Turning points in the age-metallicity relations - created by late satellite infall and enhanced by radial migration

Lu, Y. (., Ness, M. K., Buck, T., Carr, C.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 4, 4697 – Published June 2022

3D hydrodynamic simulations for the formation of the Local Group satellite planes

Banik, I., ... Pawlowski, M. S., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 513, 1, 129 – Published June 2022

Searching for flaring star-planet interactions in AU Mic TESS observations

Ilin, E., Poppenhaeger, K.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published May 2022

Hermeian haloes: Field haloes that interacted with both the Milky Way and M31

Newton, O., Libeskind, N. I., ... Sorce, J. G., ... Steinmetz, M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published May 2022

X-ray detection of a nova in the fireball phase

König, O., ... Schwope, A., ...
Nature, 605, 7909, 248 – Published May 2022

The Low-redshift Lyman Continuum Survey. II. New Insights into LyC Diagnostics

Flury, S. R., ... Micheva, G., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 930, 2, 126 – Published May 2022

Prospects of measuring a metallicity trend and spread in globular clusters from low-resolution spectroscopy

Baratella, M., Prabhu, D. S., Lima, L., Prugniel, P.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A138 – Published May 2022

Discovery of eRASSt J192932.9-560346: A bright, two-pole accreting, eclipsing polar

Schwope, A. et al.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A43 – Published May 2022

Identification of SRGt 062340.2-265751 as a bright, strongly variable, novalike cataclysmic variable

Schwope, A. et al.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A42 – Published May 2022

Phase-resolved X-ray spectroscopy of PSR B0656+14 with SRG/eROSITA and XMM-Newton

Schwope, A., Pires, A. M., Kurpas, J., ... Lamer, G., ... Traulsen, I., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A41 – Published May 2022

Establishing the X-ray source detection strategy for eROSITA with simulations

Liu, T., ... Lamer, G., ... Schwope, A., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A27 – Published May 2022

Exoplanet X-ray irradiation and evaporation rates with eROSITA

Foster, G., Poppenhaeger, K., Ilic, N., Schwope, A.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A23 – Published May 2022

SRGA J124404.1-632232/SRGU J124403.8-632231: New X-ray pulsar discovered in the all-sky survey by the SRG

Doroshenko, V., ... Schwope, A., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A21 – Published May 2022

SRG/eROSITA discovery of 164 s pulsations from the SMC Be/X-ray binary XMMU J010429.4-723136

Carpano, S., ... Schwope, A., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A20 – Published May 2022

The eROSITA Final Equatorial-Depth Survey (eFEDS). Presenting the demographics of X-ray emission from normal galaxies

Vulic, N., ... Lamer, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A16 – Published May 2022

The eROSITA Final Equatorial-Depth Survey (eFEDS). A multiwavelength view of WISE mid-infrared galaxies/active galactic nuclei

Toba, Y., ... Urrutia, T., ... Lamer, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A15 – Published May 2022

The eROSITA Final Equatorial-Depth Survey (eFEDS). The first archetypal quasar in the feedback phase discovered by eROSITA

Brusa, M., Urrutia, T., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A9 – Published May 2022

The eROSITA Final Equatorial-Depth Survey (eFEDS). Variability catalogue and multi-epoch comparison

Boller, T., ... Krumpe, M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A8 – Published May 2022

The eROSITA Final Equatorial-Depth Survey (eFEDS). The AGN catalog and its X-ray spectral properties

Liu, T., ... Krumpe, M., Lamer, G., ... Urrutia, T., Schwope, A., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A5 – Published May 2022

The eROSITA Final Equatorial-Depth Survey (eFEDS). Identification and characterization of the counterparts to point-like sources

Salvato, M., ... Lamer, G., ... Schwope, A., ... Rivera, C., Krumpe, M., Urrutia, T., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A3 – Published May 2022

The eROSITA Final Equatorial-Depth Survey (eFEDS). Catalog of galaxy clusters and groups

Liu, A., ... Lamer, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A2 – Published May 2022

Solar Hα excess during Solar Cycle 24 from full-disk filtergrams of the Chromospheric Telescope

Diercke, A., Kuckein, C., ... Poppenhäger, K., Alvarado-Gómez, J. D., Dineva, E., Denker, C.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 661, A107 – Published May 2022

The Low-redshift Lyman Continuum Survey. I. New, Diverse Local Lyman Continuum Emitters

Flury, S. R., ... Micheva, G., ...
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 260, 1, 1 – Published May 2022

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05.05.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific
07.05.2022, 14:00 – 18:00
Public Event

AIP is participating in this year's Potsdam Science Day on the grounds of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) with an information stand at the LOFAR field and a lecture on Solar Orbiter.

12.05.2022
Scientific
12.05.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific
19.05.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific

TBD

19.05.2022, 18:00 – 19:00
Public Event

Talk (in German): Gezeitenwechselwirkung zwischen Sternen und Planeten (Nikoleta Ilic)

30.05.2022 – 03.06.2022
Scientific
31.05.2022
Public Event
09.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific
15.06.2022, 10:00 – 17:30
Public Event

What is an iron eater? Do girls read better than boys? Who are the peoples in the People's Republic of China? How can arable farming be digitally predicted? Why do many people volunteer in old age? How does catalysis help with climate protection? And what happens in the brain when we recall memories?

16.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific
22.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific
29.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific
30.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
Scientific
02.07.2022, 17:00 – 23:59
Public Event

The AIP is probably going to open the Great Refractor on Telegrafenberg and offer all kinds of information and lectures.

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Conferences

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

Aug. 21, 2023 – Aug. 25, 2023