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Karl Schwarzschild Fellow 2015: Sarah Jane Schmidt
by Kerstin Mork published Sep 21, 2015 last modified Oct 07, 2015 02:05 PM — filed under: , ,
21 September 2015. The AIP welcomes this years Karl Schwarzschild Fellow Sarah J. Schmidt. She completed her Ph.D. in 2012 at the University of Washington in Seattle and was most recently the Columbus Prize Postdoctoral Fellow at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
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Reproducing the large-scale Universe
by Kerstin Mork published Feb 16, 2016 last modified Feb 19, 2016 11:10 AM — filed under: , ,
16 February 2016. The BOSS survey has scanned the sky measuring the redshifts of more than 1 million galaxies, yielding a three dimensional picture of luminous sources in our Universe covering about 4.5 billion years. An international team of astronomers has now reproduced the observed galaxy clustering and determined the uncertainties in the measurement of observed quantities by generating thousands of simulated galaxy catalogues. For the first time, the separation between pairs of galaxies, and the separation between triplets of galaxies has been explicitly constrained to reproduce the observations. Hence, the cosmic web in particular the empty regions between galaxies are described.
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New AIP research project on human-machine interaction
by Janine Fohlmeister published Feb 16, 2016 last modified Feb 16, 2016 12:51 PM — filed under: ,
15 February 2016. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) has successfully raised funding for a new project as part of the funding scheme "Zwanzig20" (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). The aim of the one-year research project "4D high throughput spectroscopy" (4D HTS) within the Innovation Alliance 3Dsensation is a significant improvement of the processing of large data volumes.
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“Science Thrives in Open-minded Environments”: An Open Letter from the Directors of Research Institutes in Potsdam
by Kerstin Mork published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Nov 29, 2016 01:02 PM — filed under: , ,
There is no place in Potsdam for hostility towards foreigners and those seeking refuge, argue the heads of educational and research institutes in Potsdam in an open letter published on 16 March 2016 in the Märkischen Allgemeinen, the Potsdamer Neuesten Nachrichten and other newspapers.
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The Missing Brown Dwarfs
by Kerstin Mork published Apr 08, 2016 last modified Jul 14, 2016 01:41 PM — filed under: , ,
8 April 2016. When re-analysing catalogued and updated observational data of brown dwarfs in the solar neighbourhood, astronomers from Potsdam have found that a significant number of nearby brown dwarfs should still be out there, awaiting their discovery. The corresponding study by Gabriel Bihain and Ralf-Dieter Scholz from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) challenges the previously established picture of brown dwarfs in the solar neighbourhood.
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Cosmic Beacons Reveal the Milky Way's Ancient Core
by Kerstin Mork published Apr 22, 2016 last modified Jul 14, 2016 01:43 PM — filed under: , ,
22 April 2016. An international team of astronomers led by Dr. Andrea Kunder of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in Germany and Dr. R. Michael Rich of UCLA has discovered that the central 2000 light years within the Milky Way Galaxy hosts an ancient population of stars. These stars are more than 10 billion years old and their orbits in space preserve the early history of the formation of the Milky Way.
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Other Suns got the right spin
by Kerstin Mork published May 17, 2016 last modified Jul 14, 2016 01:42 PM — filed under: , ,
17 May 2016. Astrophysicists from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have for the first time measured the rotation periods of stars in a cluster nearly as old as the Sun and found them to be similar. It turns out that these stars spin around once in about twenty-six days – just like our Sun. This discovery significantly strengthens what is known as the solar-stellar connection, a fundamental principle that guides much of modern solar and stellar astrophysics.
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New Master's programme in „Astrophysics“
by Gabriele Schoenherr published Jun 09, 2016 last modified Jun 09, 2016 12:32 PM — filed under: , ,
9 June 2016. Starting in the winter semester 2016/2017, the University of Potsdam will offer students an Astrophysics master programme. The Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics significantly contribute to this new curriculum. Students interested in a career in Astrophysics should apply not later than July 15. Only three universities in Germany afford students the possibility to achieve a Master’s degree in Astrophysics.
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Potsdam Astrophysical Summer School at AIP
by Kerstin Mork published Jun 20, 2016 — filed under: , ,
20 June 2016. Today, the one-week summer school "Quantitative Spectroscopy in Astrophysics" begins at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). The school is targeted at graduate students interested in physics or astrophysics who applied to participate in the programme beforehand. The students will gain insights into state-of-the-art research and recent technological developments.
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IAU Symposium to take place in Potsdam
by Kerstin Mork published Jun 30, 2016 last modified Nov 29, 2016 01:32 PM — filed under: , ,
30. June 2016. At the 98th International Astronomical Union (IAU) Executive Committee meeting last May in Mexico the IAU Symposium 334 "Rediscovering our Galaxy" was approved to take place from the 10th to the 14th of July 2017 in Potsdam, Germany.
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