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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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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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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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Topping out ceremony for the new AIP building in Babelsberg

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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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

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

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

An extended stellar halo discovered in the Fornax dwarf spheroidal using Gaia EDR3

Yang, Y., Hammer, F., Jiao, Y., Pawlowski, M. S.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 3, 4171 – Published May 2022

Cold and hot gas distribution around the Milky-Way - M31 system in the HESTIA simulations

Damle, M., Sparre, M., ... Pfrommer, C., ... Libeskind, N., Sorce, J. G., Steinmetz, M., ... Wang, P.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 3, 3717 – Published May 2022

Similarities behind the high- and low-α disc: small intrinsic abundance scatter and migrating stars

Lu, Y. (., Ness, M. K., Buck, T., Zinn, J. C., Johnston, K. V.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 2, 2890 – Published May 2022

The VMC survey - XLVIII. Classical cepheids unveil the 3D geometry of the LMC

Ripepi, V., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ... El Youssoufi, D., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 1, 563 – Published May 2022

Constraining blazar heating with the 2 ≲ z ≲ 3 Lyman-α forest

Lamberts, A., Puchwein, E., Pfrommer, C., ... Shalaby, M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 2, 3045 – Published May 2022

Helium absorption in exoplanet atmospheres is connected to stellar coronal abundances

Poppenhaeger, K.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 2, 1751 – Published May 2022

The VMC survey - XLVII. Turbulence-controlled hierarchical star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Miller, A. E., Cioni, M.-R. L., ... Bell, C. P. M., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 1, 1196 – Published May 2022

Using artificial intelligence and real galaxy images to constrain parameters in galaxy formation simulations

Macciò, A. V., ... Buck, T.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 2, 2135 – Published May 2022

Cosmic filaments delay quenching inside clusters

Kotecha, S., ... Sorce, J., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 512, 1, 926 – Published May 2022

Circular polarimetry of suspect wind-accreting magnetic pre-polars

Hakala, P., ... Schwope, A., ...
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published April 2022

Mapping the Universe in hydrogen deuteride

Breysse, P. C., Foreman, S., Keating, L. C., Meyers, J., Murray, N.
Physical Review D, 105, 8, 083009 – Published April 2022

Tidal star-planet interaction and its observed impact on stellar activity in planet-hosting wide binary systems

Ilic, N., Poppenhaeger, K., Hosseini, S. M.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society – Published April 2022

The Coupling of an EUV Coronal Wave and Ion Acceleration in a Fermi-LAT Behind-the-Limb Solar Flare

Pesce-Rollins, M., ... Warmuth, A., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 929, 2, 172 – Published April 2022

Deep Very Large Telescope Photometry of the Faint Stellar System in the Large Magellanic Cloud Periphery YMCA-1

Gatto, M., ... Cioni, M.-R. L., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 929, 2, L21 – Published April 2022

Surface Brightness Profile of Lyman-α Halos out to 320 kpc in HETDEX

Lujan Niemeyer, M., ... Wisotzki, L., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 929, 1, 90 – Published April 2022

Simulating the Space Weather in the AU Mic System: Stellar Winds and Extreme Coronal Mass Ejections

Alvarado-Gómez, J. D., ... Poppenhaeger, K., ... Chebly, J., Ilin, E., ...
The Astrophysical Journal, 928, 2, 147 – Published April 2022

Exploring the Circular Polarisation of Low-Frequency Solar Radio Bursts with LOFAR

Morosan, D. E., ... Mann, G., ... Vocks, C., ...
Solar Physics, 297, 4, 47 – Published April 2022

The Gaia-ESO survey: Age-chemical-clock relations spatially resolved in the Galactic disc

Viscasillas Vázquez, C., ... Guiglion, G., Baratella, M., ...
Astronomy and Astrophysics, 660, A135 – Published April 2022

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05.05.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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07.05.2022, 14:00 – 18:00
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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
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12.05.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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19.05.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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20.05.2022, 18:00 – 19:00
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Talk (in German): Gezeitenwechselwirkung zwischen Sternen und Planeten (Nikoleta Ilic)

30.05.2022 – 03.06.2022
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31.05.2022
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09.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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16.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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22.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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29.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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30.06.2022, 14:30 – 15:30
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02.07.2022, 17:00 – 23:59
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The AIP is probably going to open the Great Refractor on Telegrafenberg and offer all kinds of information and lectures.

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

Aug. 21, 2023 – Aug. 25, 2023