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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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ESO signs agreement for ANDES instrument on the ELT

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has signed an agreement for the design and construction of ANDES, the ArmazoNes high Dispersion Echelle Spectrograph. The ANDES instrument will be installed on ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).

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First detection of magnetic massive stars outside our galaxy

For the first time, magnetic fields have been detected in three massive, hot stars in our neighboring galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. While magnetic massive stars have already been detected in our own galaxy, the discovery of magnetism in the Magellanic Clouds is especially important because these dwarf galaxies have a strong population of young massive stars. This provides a unique opportunity to study actively forming stars and the upper limit to the mass that a star can have and remain stable.

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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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Publication prize of the Leibniz-Kolleg 2024 for Dr. Ekaterina Ilin

As a part of the Leibniz Kolleg event on Thursday, May 16, the prestigious Publication Prize 2024 will be awarded to Dr. Ekaterina Ilin from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for her doctoral thesis in the Audimax of the University of Potsdam.

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The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has signed an agreement for the design and construction of ANDES, the ArmazoNes high Dispersion Echelle Spectrograph. The ANDES instrument will be installed on ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).

Detection of magnetic massive stars outside our galaxy. The publication by Dr Swetlana Hubrig reports on the first discovery of magnetic fields in three massive, hot stars in the neighbouring galaxies Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

As a part of the Leibniz Kolleg event on Thursday, May 16, the prestigious Publication Prize 2024 will be awarded to Dr. Ekaterina Ilin from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for her doctoral thesis in the Audimax of the University of Potsdam.

 

Latest Publications

Introducing the BRAHMA simulation suite: Signatures of low mass black hole seeding models in cosmological simulations

Bhowmick, A. K., ... Weinberger, R., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published June 2024

ASTRAEUS. IX. Impact of an evolving stellar initial mass function on early galaxies and reionisation

Cueto, E. R., ... Gottlöber, S., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 686, A138 – Published June 2024

Compact white dwarf binaries in the combined SRG/eROSITA/SDSS eFEDS survey

Schwope, A., Kurpas, J., Baecke, P., Knauff, K., Stütz, L., Tubín-Arenas, D., Standke, A., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 686, A110 – Published June 2024

The Low-mass Stellar Initial Mass Function in Nearby Ultrafaint Dwarf Galaxies

Filion, C., ... Sacchi, E.
The Astrophysical Journal, 967, 2, 165 – Published June 2024

The impact of AGN X-ray selection on the AGN halo occupation distribution

Powell, M. C., Krumpe, M., Coil, A., Miyaji, T.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 686, A57 – Published June 2024

Discovery of a dormant 33 solar-mass black hole in pre-release Gaia astrometry

Gaia Collaboration, ... Weingrill, K., ... Enke, H., ... Mints, A., ... Mudimadugula, R., ... Trentin, E., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 686, L2 – Published June 2024

Detection of extragalactic magnetic massive stars

Hubrig, S., ... Järvinen, S. P., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 686, L4 – Published June 2024

A 500 pc volume-limited sample of hot subluminous stars. I. Space density, scale height, and population properties

Dawson, H., ... Soemitro, A. A., Roth, M. M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 686, A25 – Published June 2024

An Eccentric Planet Orbiting the Polar V808 Aurigae

Leichty, M., ... Schwope, A., Kurpas, J., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 967, 2, 81 – Published June 2024

Exploring the directly imaged HD 1160 system through spectroscopic characterization and high-cadence variability monitoring

Sutlieff, B. J., ... Ilyin, I., ... Strassmeier, K. G., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 531, 1, 2168 – Published June 2024

Hall-magnetohydrodynamic simulations of X-ray photoevaporative protoplanetary disc winds

Sarafidou, E., Gressel, O., Picogna, G., Ercolano, B.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 530, 4, 5131 – Published June 2024

The PEPSI Exoplanet Transit Survey (PETS) - V. New Na D transmission spectra indicate a quieter atmosphere on HD 189733b

Keles, E., ... Poppenhaeger, K., ... Carroll, T. A., Ilyin, I., Baratella, M., Steffen, M., Strassmeier, K. G., ... Mallonn, M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 530, 4, 4826 – Published June 2024

Star formation shut down by multiphase gas outflow in a galaxy at a redshift of 2.45

Belli, S., ... Weinberger, R.
Nature, 630, 8015, 54 – Published June 2024

The origin of the characteristic shape and scatter of intergalactic damping wings during reionization

Keating, L. C., Puchwein, E., Bolton, J. S., Haehnelt, M. G., Kulkarni, G.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 531, 1, L34 – Published June 2024

Particle initialization effects on Lyman-α forest statistics in cosmological SPH simulations

Khan, N. K., ... Puchwein, E., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 530, 4, 4920 – Published June 2024

Deep Hubble Space Telescope Photometry of Large Magellanic Cloud and Milky Way Ultrafaint Dwarfs: A Careful Look into the Magnitude–Size Relation

Richstein, H., ... Sacchi, E., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 967, 1, 72 – Published May 2024

Runaway OB Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud. III. Updated Kinematics and Insights into Dynamical versus Supernova Ejections

Phillips, G. D., Oey, M. S., Cuevas, M., Castro, N., Kothari, R.
The Astrophysical Journal, 966, 2, 243 – Published May 2024

Robust bounds on ALP dark matter from dwarf spheroidal galaxies in the optical MUSE-Faint survey

Todarello, E., ... Steinmetz, M., ...
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2024, 5, 043 – Published May 2024

Hypervelocity star candidates from Gaia DR2 and DR3 proper motions and parallaxes

Scholz, R.-D.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A162 – Published May 2024

Spectral variations within solar flare ribbons

Pietrow, A. G. M., Druett, M. K., Singh, V.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A137 – Published May 2024

Gaia Focused Product Release: A catalogue of sources around quasars to search for strongly lensed quasars

Gaia Collaboration, ... Weingrill, K., ... Enke, H., ... Fournier, Y., ... Mints, A., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A130 – Published May 2024

The Great Dimming of Betelgeuse: The photosphere as revealed by tomography over the past 15 yr

Jadlovský, D., Granzer, T., Weber, M., ... Strassmeier, K. G., Poppenhäger, K.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A124 – Published May 2024

The SRG/eROSITA All-Sky Survey. The first catalog of galaxy clusters and groups in the Western Galactic Hemisphere

Bulbul, E., ... Lamer, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A106 – Published May 2024

The orbital parameters of the δ Cep inner binary system determined using 2019 HARPS-N spectroscopic data (Corrigendum)

Nardetto, N., ... Storm, J., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, C3 – Published May 2024

The VMC survey. L. Type II Cepheids in the Magellanic Clouds: Period-luminosity relations in the near-infrared bands

Sicignano, T., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Storm, J., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A41 – Published May 2024

Rotation in stellar evolution: Probing the influence on population synthesis in high-redshift galaxies

Sun, W.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A40 – Published May 2024

Near-infrared spectroscopic characterisation of Gaia ultra-cool dwarf candidates. Spectral types and peculiarities

Ravinet, T., ... Scholz, R.-D., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 685, A6 – Published May 2024

Exploring Changing-look Active Galactic Nuclei with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey V: First Year Results

Zeltyn, G., ... Krumpe, M., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 966, 1, 85 – Published May 2024

The Pristine Inner Galaxy Survey - VIII. Characterizing the orbital properties of the ancient, very metal-poor inner Milky Way

Ardern-Arentsen, A., ... Queiroz, A. B. A., ... Chiappini, C., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 530, 3, 3391 – Published May 2024

DIAmante TESS AutoRegressive Planet Search (DTARPS). II. Hundreds of New TESS Candidate Exoplanets

Melton, E. J., ... Rosenswie, A. W., ...
The Astronomical Journal, 167, 5, 203 – Published May 2024

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