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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.

Science Year 2023 - Our Universe
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Science Year 2023 - Our Universe

In the course of the Science Year 2023, the AIP will actively participate in various events and formats. A kick-off event will take place on 25th January, 4:30 pm in Berlin. It is possible to participate via livestream.

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New instrument analyses the heart of a galaxy group

A new instrument, WEAVE, at the William Herschel Telescope on La Palma, an island of the Canaries, has seen first light. It analysed the light of a pair of galaxies 280 million light years away from Earth. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is one of the project's partners and AIP scientists will get access to its excellent data.

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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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Again excellent evaluation results for the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)

“Excellent and visible internationally”: The AIP receives all-around positive feedback in its evaluation, an independent assessment of all Leibniz institutions repeated regularly.

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The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) on the topic "Meteorite Craters on Earth" will be broadcasted starting on Thursday, 19 January 2023 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

A new instrument, WEAVE, at the William Herschel Telescope on La Palma, an island of the Canaries, has seen first light. It analysed the light of a pair of galaxies 280 million light years away from Earth. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is one of the project's partners and AIP scientists will get access to its excellent data.

Dr Rainer Weinberger will join the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in 2023 as a Leibniz junior group leader with a project focused on sophisticated cosmological simulations.

 

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Latest Publications

The accretion history of the Milky Way - I. How it shapes globular clusters and dwarf galaxies

Hammer, F., ... Pawlowski, M. S., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 4, 5059 – Published March 2023

Astraeus VII: the environmental-dependent assembly of galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization

Legrand, L., ... Gottlöber, S., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 3, 4564 – Published March 2023

Comparing energy and entropy formulations for cosmic ray hydrodynamics

Weber, M., Thomas, T., Pfrommer, C.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 3, 3819 – Published March 2023

Vortex Motions in the Solar Atmosphere

Tziotziou, K., ... Kontogiannis, I., ...
Space Science Reviews, 219, 1, 1 – Published February 2023

Geomagnetic storm forecasting from solar coronal holes

Nitti, S., ... Hofmeister, S. J., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 2, 3182 – Published February 2023

Cepheid Metallicity in the Leavitt Law (C- MetaLL) survey - II. High-resolution spectroscopy of the most metal poor Galactic Cepheids

Trentin, E., ... Storm, J., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 2, 2331 – Published February 2023

Probing quasar lifetimes with proximate 21-centimetre absorption in the diffuse intergalactic medium at redshifts z ≥ 6

Šoltinský, T., ... Keating, L. C., ... Puchwein, E.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 2, 3027 – Published February 2023

Testing Bayesian reconstruction methods from peculiar velocities

Valade, A., Libeskind, N. I., Hoffman, Y., Pfeifer, S.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 2, 2981 – Published February 2023

The Pristine Inner Galaxy Survey (PIGS) - VI. Different vertical distributions between two DIBs at 442.8 nm and 862.1 nm

Zhao(赵赫), H., ... Queiroz, A. B. A.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 1, 754 – Published February 2023

The long-term broad-line responsivity in MKN 110

Homan, D. et al.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 2, 1745 – Published February 2023

No memory of past warps in the vertical density structure of galaxies

García de la Cruz, J., Martig, M., Minchev, I.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 518, 4, 5403 – Published February 2023

Metallicity profiles of ultradiffuse galaxies in NIHAO simulations

Cardona-Barrero, S., Di Cintio, A., Battaglia, G., Macciò, A. V., Taibi, S.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 519, 1, 1545 – Published February 2023

Measuring the variability of directly imaged exoplanets using vector Apodizing Phase Plates combined with ground-based differential spectrophotometry

Sutlieff, B. J., ... Strassmeier, K. G., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published January 2023

eRASSt J074426.3+291606: Prompt accretion disc formation in a 'faint and slow' tidal disruption event

Malyali, A., ... Homan, D., Krumpe, M.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published January 2023

Classifying the satellite plane membership of Centaurus A's dwarf galaxies using orbital alignment constraints

Kanehisa, K. J., Pawlowski, M. S., Müller, O., Sohn, S. T.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published January 2023

The rebrightening of a ROSAT-selected tidal disruption event: repeated weak partial disruption flares from a quiescent galaxy?

Malyali, A., ... Homan, D., Krumpe, M.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published January 2023

Erratum: "On the Use of Field RR Lyrae as Galactic Probes. V. Optical and Radial Velocity Curve Templates" (2021, ApJ, 919, 85)

Braga, V. F., ... Storm, J., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 943, 1, 69 – Published January 2023

A Highly Magnified Gravitationally Lensed Red QSO at z = 2.5 with a Significant Flux Ratio Anomaly

Glikman, E., ... Urrutia, T., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 943, 1, 25 – Published January 2023

Pegasus IV: Discovery and Spectroscopic Confirmation of an Ultra-faint Dwarf Galaxy in the Constellation Pegasus

Cerny, W., ... Miller, A. E., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 942, 2, 111 – Published January 2023

The Eruption of 22 April 2021 as Observed by Solar Orbiter: Continuous Magnetic Reconnection and Heating After the Impulsive Phase

Rodriguez, L., Warmuth, A., ... Mann, G., ... Podladchikova, O., ... Schuller, F., ...
Solar Physics, 298, 1, 1 – Published January 2023

The LOFAR Tied-Array All-Sky Survey: Timing of 35 radio pulsars and an overview of the properties of the LOFAR pulsar discoveries

van der Wateren, E., ... Vocks, C., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 669, A160 – Published January 2023

X-ray emission from a rapidly accreting narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy at z = 6.56

Wolf, J., ... Urrutia, T., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 669, A127 – Published January 2023

The Gaia-ESO survey: Mapping the shape and evolution of the radial abundance gradients with open clusters

Magrini, L., ... Baratella, M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 669, A119 – Published January 2023

DREAM. I. Orbital architecture orrery

Bourrier, V., ... Mallonn, M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 669, A63 – Published January 2023

The Gaia-ESO Survey: Old super-metal-rich visitors from the inner Galaxy

Dantas, M. L. L., ... Guiglion, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 669, A96 – Published January 2023

Deciphering the extreme X-ray variability of the nuclear transient eRASSt J045650.3−203750. A likely repeating partial tidal disruption event

Liu, Z., ... Krumpe, M., Homan, D., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 669, A75 – Published January 2023

Interferometric imaging of the type IIIb and U radio bursts observed with LOFAR on 22 August 2017

Dabrowski, B., ... Vocks, C., ... Warmuth, A., ... Mann, G., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 669, A52 – Published January 2023

CCAT-prime Collaboration: Science Goals and Forecasts with Prime-Cam on the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope

CCAT-Prime Collaboration, ... Keating, L. C., ...
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 264, 1, 7 – Published January 2023

Evolved Eclipsing Binaries and the Age of the Open Cluster NGC 752

Sandquist, E. L., ... Barden, S. C., ...
The Astronomical Journal, 165, 1, 6 – Published January 2023

Astraeus - VI. Hierarchical assembly of AGN and their large-scale effect during the Epoch of Reionization

Trebitsch, M., ... Gottlöber, S., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 518, 3, 3576 – Published January 2023

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09.03.2023, 14:30 – 15:30
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