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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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Two AIP researchers receive ERC Advanced Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded two professors at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) each with one of the world's most prestigious awards for established researchers, the ERC Advanced Grant – an exceptional success. Grantees Professor Lutz Wisotzki and Professor Christoph Pfrommer both aim at improving our understanding of galaxy formation.

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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 broadcast starting on Thursday, 15 April 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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MUSE discovers cosmic web filaments in the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field

Astronomers in an international team including the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for the first time directly mapped cosmic web filaments in the young universe, less than two billion years after the Big Bang.

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The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded two professors at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) each with one of the world's most prestigious awards for established researchers, the ERC Advanced Grant – an exceptional success.

On 22 April, 2021, the Girls' Day will take place once again. On this nationwide day of action, female students from the 5th grade onwards have the opportunity to gain insight into occupational fields in which women are underrepresented. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) opens its doors, this time virtually, on this day.

The research alliance "Leibniz Health Technologies", of which the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is an associated member, will receive funding of 1.2 million euros from the Leibniz Association until the end of 2024.

 

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Latest Publications

The VMC Survey - XLII. Near-infrared period-luminosity relations for RR Lyrae stars and the structure of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Cusano, F., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 1, 1 – Published June 2021

Constraining the cosmic UV background at z > 3 with MUSE Lyman-α emission observations

Gallego, S. G., ... Wisotzki, L., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 504, 1, 16 – Published June 2021

On the absence of backsplash analogues to NGC 3109 in the ΛCDM framework

Banik, I., Haslbauer, M., Pawlowski, M. S., Famaey, B., Kroupa, P.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 4, 6170 – Published June 2021

UVIT-HST-Gaia-VISTA study of Kron 3 in the Small Magellanic Cloud: a cluster with an extended red clump in ultraviolet

Nayak, P. K., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., Bell, C. P. M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 4, 5291 – Published June 2021

The pristine dwarf-galaxy survey - III. Revealing the nature of the Milky Way globular cluster Sagittarius II

Longeard, N., ... Starkenburg, E., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 2, 2754 – Published May 2021

Astraeus I: the interplay between galaxy formation and reionization

Hutter, A., ... Gottlöber, S., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 3, 3698 – Published May 2021

Connecting turbulent velocities and magnetic fields in galaxy cluster simulations with active galactic nuclei jets

Ehlert, K., Weinberger, R., Pfrommer, C., Springel, V.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 1, 1327 – Published May 2021

High-resolution imaging follow-up of doubly imaged quasars

Shajib, A. J., ... Wisotzki, L.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 2, 1557 – Published May 2021

Pair lines of sight observations of multiphase gas bearing O VI in a galaxy environment

Anshul, P., Narayanan, A., Muzahid, S., Beckett, A., Morris, S. L.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 3, 3243 – Published May 2021

A finite volume method for two-moment cosmic ray hydrodynamics on a moving mesh

Thomas, T., Pfrommer, C., Pakmor, R.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 2, 2242 – Published May 2021

Double X/Peanut structures in barred galaxies - insights from an N-body simulation

Ciambur, B. C., Fragkoudi, F., Khoperskov, S., Di Matteo, P., Combes, F.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 503, 2, 2203 – Published May 2021

I- A hydrodynamical CLONE of the Virgo cluster of galaxies to confirm observationally-driven formation scenarios

Sorce, J. G. et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published April 2021

From Global to Spatially Resolved in Low-Redshift Galaxies

Sánchez, S. F., Walcher, C. J., ...
Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica, 57, 3 – Published April 2021

Non-Kolmogorov turbulence in multiphase intracluster medium driven by cold gas precipitation and AGN jets

Wang, C., Ruszkowski, M., Pfrommer, C., Oh, S. P., Yang, H.-Y. K.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published April 2021

MERGHERS Pilot: MeerKAT discovery of diffuse emission in nine massive Sunyaev-Zel'dovich-selected galaxy clusters from ACT

Knowles, K., ... Pfrommer, C., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published April 2021

Cepheids with Giant Companions. I. Revealing a Numerous Population of Double-lined Binary Cepheids

Pilecki, B., ... Storm, J.
The Astrophysical Journal, 910, 2, 118 – Published April 2021

TESS unveils the optical phase curve of KELT-1b. Thermal emission and ellipsoidal variation from the brown dwarf companion along with the stellar activity

von Essen, C., Mallonn, M., ... Poppenhaeger, K., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 648, A71 – Published April 2021

Mapping the core of the Tarantula Nebula with VLT-MUSE. II. The spectroscopic Hertzsprung-Russell diagram of OB stars in NGC 2070

Castro, N., ... Roth, M. M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 648, A65 – Published April 2021

LOFAR imaging of the solar corona during the 2015 March 20 solar eclipse

Ryan, A. M., ... Vocks, C., ... Breitling, F., ... Mann, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 648, A43 – Published April 2021

Improving z ∼ 7-11 Galaxy Property Estimates with JWST/NIRCam Medium-band Photometry

Roberts-Borsani, G., ... Schmidt, K. B., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 910, 2, 86 – Published April 2021

Erratum: The STREGA survey - II. Globular cluster Palomar 12

Musella, I., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 3, 3964 – Published April 2021

The VMC survey - XLI. Stellar proper motions within the Small Magellanic Cloud

Niederhofer, F., Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Schmidt, T., ... Matijevĭc, G., ... Bell, C. P. M., ... El Youssoufi, D., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 2, 2859 – Published April 2021

Submillimetre galaxies in cosmological hydrodynamical simulations - an opportunity for constraining feedback models

Hayward, C. C., Sparre, M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 2, 2922 – Published April 2021

Prospects for Galactic and stellar astrophysics with asteroseismology of giant stars in the TESS continuous viewing zones and beyond

Mackereth, J. T., ... Chiappini, C., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 2, 1947 – Published April 2021

gzK-colour-selected star-forming galaxies in the AKARI NEP-Deep Field

Seo, H., ... Miyaji, T.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 2, 1933 – Published April 2021

MusE GAs FLOw and Wind V. The dust/metallicity-anisotropy of the circum-galactic medium

Wendt, M., Bouché, N. F., Zabl, J., Schroetter, I., Muzahid, S.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 502, 3, 3733 – Published April 2021

SILCC VI - Multi-phase ISM structure, stellar clustering, and outflows with supernovae, stellar winds, ionising radiation and cosmic rays

Rathjen, T.-E., ... Girichidis, P., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published March 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 – Published March 2021

All-sky visible and near infrared space astrometry

Hobbs, D., ... Chiappini, C., ...
Experimental Astronomy – Published March 2021

Discovery of an Ultra-faint Stellar System near the Magellanic Clouds with the DECam Local Volume Exploration Survey

Cerny, W., ... Miller, A. E., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 910, 1, 18 – Published March 2021

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15.04.2021, 18:00 – 19:00
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Talk (in German): Cool Neighbours (Ralf-Dieter Scholz)

22.04.2021, 9:00 – 14:00
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29.04.2021, 14:30 – 15:30
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TBD

03.05.2021 – 09.05.2021
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This year, the Potsdam Day of the Sciences is taking place online as the Potsdam Days of the Sciences.

06.05.2021, 14:30 – 15:30
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TBD

20.05.2021, 14:30 – 15:30
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20.05.2021, 18:00 – 19:00
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Talk (in German): Dark matter and the dance of the dwarf galaxies (Marcel Pawlowski)

27.05.2021, 14:30 – 15:30
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Dynamics of Solar and Stellar Convection Zones and Atmospheres (IAU Symposium 365)

Aug. 9, 2021 – Aug. 13, 2021