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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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Observation evening at the Great Refractor

On Monday, 26 January, 7 pm, anyone who is interested can join us at the Telegrafenberg and marvel at the world's fourth-largest refracting telescope. If the weather permits, it will also be possible to take a look at through the telescope.

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Girls' Day/Zukunftstag 2024

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is once again going to open its doors for this year's Girls' Day/Future Day Brandenburg on 25 April and offering school girls an insight into working at a research institute.

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First data release of eROSITA sky survey

Today, the German eROSITA consortium released the data for its share of the first all-sky survey by the soft X-ray imaging telescope eROSITA flying aboard the Spectrum-RG (SRG) satellite. With about 900,000 distinct sources, the first eROSITA All-Sky Survey (eRASS1) catalogue has yielded the largest X-ray catalogue ever published.

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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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The art of filing, drilling and milling

Newly qualified apprentice Oskar Sauerbrey speaks about his training as a precision mechanic at AIP in an interview. Two new apprenticeships will be available again from September 2024; applications can still be submitted until June. The Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is characterized not only by its various research sections, but also by the technical section, which is responsible for the construction and maintenance of modern instruments and historical telescopes. The associated precision engineering workshop regularly trains young people. One of them is Oskar Sauerbrey. He has just completed his precision mechanics apprenticeship in January 2024 and gives us an exclusive insight into his experiences at AIP.

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The next talk of the Virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) on the topic "The Sun as chronometer of physical processes" (German) will be broadcast on the YouTube channel “Urknall, Weltall und das Leben” (Big Bang, Universe and Life) from Thursday, 15 February 2024.

Newly qualified apprentice Oskar Sauerbrey speaks about his training as a precision mechanic at AIP in an interview. Two new apprenticeships will be available again from September 2024; applications can still be submitted until June.

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is once again going to open its doors for this year's Girls' Day/Future Day Brandenburg on 25 April and offering school girls an insight into working at a research institute.

 

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Latest Publications

A Community Data Set for Comparing Automated Coronal Hole Detection Schemes

Reiss, M. A., ... Hofmeister, S., ...
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 271, 1, 6 – Published March 2024

KPM: A Flexible and Data-driven K-process Model for Nucleosynthesis

Griffith, E. J., ... Ratcliffe, B., ...
The Astronomical Journal, 167, 3, 98 – Published March 2024

Why every observatory needs a disco ball

Cumming, R. J., Pietrow, A. G. M., ...
Physics Education, 59, 2, 025012 – Published March 2024

A radio flare associated with the nuclear transient eRASSt J234403-352640: An outflow launched by a potential tidal disruption event

Goodwin, A. J., ... Homan, D., ... Krumpe, M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published February 2024

Unveiling dark matter free streaming at the smallest scales with the high redshift Lyman-alpha forest

Iršič, V., ... Puchwein, E., ...
Physical Review D, 109, 4, 043511 – Published February 2024

MUSE-ALMA Haloes X: The stellar masses of gas-rich absorbing galaxies

Augustin, R. et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published February 2024

JWST Reveals Widespread AGN-Driven Neutral Gas Outflows in Massive z 2 Galaxies

Davies, R. L., ... Weinberger, R.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published February 2024

Mass bias in clusters of galaxies: Projection effects on the case study of Virgo replica

Lebeau, T., Sorce, J. G., Aghanim, N., Hernández-Martínez, E., Dolag, K.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A157 – Published February 2024

The GAPS programme at TNG. L. TOI-4515 b: An eccentric warm Jupiter orbiting a 1.2 Gyr-old G-star

Carleo, I., ... Baratella, M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A135 – Published February 2024

The GAPS programme at TNG. XLIX. TOI-5398, the youngest compact multi-planet system composed of an inner sub-Neptune and an outer warm Saturn

Mantovan, G., ... Baratella, M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A129 – Published February 2024

Does the magnetothermal instability survive whistler suppression of thermal conductivity in galaxy clusters?

Perrone, L. M., Berlok, T., Pfrommer, C.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A125 – Published February 2024

The cataclysmic variable orbital period gap: More evident than ever

Schreiber, M. R., Belloni, D., Schwope, A. D.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, L7 – Published February 2024

Spectacular Nucleosynthesis from Early Massive Stars

Ji, A. P., ... Chiappini, C., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 961, 2, L41 – Published February 2024

The eROSITA upper limits. Description and access to the data

Tubín-Arenas, D., Krumpe, M., Lamer, G., ... Homan, D., Schwope, A., ... Poppenhaeger, K., Traulsen, I., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A35 – Published February 2024

The SRG/eROSITA all-sky survey. First X-ray catalogues and data release of the western Galactic hemisphere

Merloni, A., Lamer, G., ... Tubín-Arenas, D., ... Homan, D., ... Krumpe, M., Kurpas, J., Li, P., ... Pires, A. M., ... Poppenhaeger, K., ... Schwope, A., ... Traulsen, I., ... Urrutia, T., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A34 – Published February 2024

A comparative study of two X2.2 and X9.3 solar flares observed with HARPS-N. Reconciling Sun-as-a-star spectroscopy and high-spatial resolution solar observations in the context of the solar-stellar connection

Pietrow, A. G. M., ... Alvarado-Gómez, J. D., Hofmeister, S. J., Verma, M., Kamlah, R., Baratella, M., Amazo-Gómez, E. M., Kontogiannis, I., Dineva, E., Warmuth, A., Denker, C., Poppenhaeger, K., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A46 – Published February 2024

Beyond Gaia DR3: Tracing the [α/M] - [M/H] bimodality from the inner to the outer Milky Way disc with Gaia-RVS and convolutional neural networks

Guiglion, G., Nepal, S., Chiappini, C., Khoperskov, S., ... Queiroz, A. B. A., Steinmetz, M., Valentini, M., Fournier, Y., ... Minchev, I., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 682, A9 – Published February 2024

Gaia DR3 data consistent with a short bar connected to a spiral arm

Vislosky, E., Minchev, I., Khoperskov, S., ... Ratcliffe, B., ... Steinmetz, M., de Jong, R.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 528, 2, 3576 – Published February 2024

Chemical clocks and their time zones: understanding the [s/Mg]-age relation with birth radii

Ratcliffe, B., Minchev, I., ... Queiroz, A., Steinmetz, M.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 528, 2, 3464 – Published February 2024

Magnetic field amplification in cosmological zoom simulations from dwarf galaxies to galaxy groups

Pakmor, R., ... Pfrommer, C., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 528, 2, 2308 – Published February 2024

A Gaussian-processes approach to fitting for time-variable spherical solar wind in pulsar timing data

Niţu, I. C., ... Vocks, C.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 528, 2, 3304 – Published February 2024

MUSEQuBES: mapping the distribution of neutral hydrogen around low-redshift galaxies

Dutta, S., ... Wisotzki, L., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 528, 2, 3745 – Published February 2024

MusE GAs FLOw and Wind (MEGAFLOW) X. The cool gas and covering fraction of Mg II in galaxy groups

Cherrey, M., ... Wendt, M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 528, 1, 481 – Published February 2024

Spectrally resolved cosmic rays - III. Dynamical impact and properties of the circumgalactic medium

Girichidis, P., Werhahn, M., Pfrommer, C., Pakmor, R., Springel, V.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 527, 4, 10897 – Published February 2024

ω Centauri: A MUSE discovery of a counter-rotating core

Pechetti, R., ... Krajnović, D., ... Weilbacher, P. M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published January 2024

The gap-size influence on the excitation of magnetorotational instability in cylindricTaylor-Couette flows

Rüdiger, G., Schultz, M.
Journal of Plasma Physics, 90, 1, 905900105 – Published January 2024

Coupling multi-fluid dynamics equipped with Landau closures to the particle-in-cell method

Lemmerz, R., Shalaby, M., Thomas, T., Pfrommer, C.
Journal of Plasma Physics, 90, 1, 905900104 – Published January 2024

Weakened Magnetic Braking in the Exoplanet Host Star 51 Peg

Metcalfe, T. S., Strassmeier, K. G., Ilyin, I. V., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 960, 1, L6 – Published January 2024

Seaweed as a Resilient Food Solution After a Nuclear War

Jehn, F. U., ... Ilin, E., ...
Earth's Future, 12, 1, e2023EF003710 – Published January 2024

MUSE observations of the giant low surface brightness galaxy Malin 1: Numerous HII regions, star formation rate, metallicity, and dust attenuation

Junais, Weilbacher, P. M., ... Amram, P., Małek, K.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 681, A100 – Published January 2024

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01.02.2024, 14:30 – 15:30
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15.02.2024, 20:00 – 21:00
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Talk (in German): The Sun as chronometer for physical processes ( Carsten Denker)

22.02.2024, 14:30 – 15:30
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26.02.2024, 19:00 – 20:30
Public Event

The AIP invites to a public observation evening in the Great Refractor at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

14.03.2024, 14:30 – 15:30
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20.03.2024, 19:00 – 20:30
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The AIP invites to a public observation evening in the Great Refractor at the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.

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