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The future of spectroscopy
by Kerstin Mork published Jun 04, 2013 last modified Apr 08, 2015 11:21 AM — filed under: ,
4. June 2013. Until last Friday more than hundred scientists from Europe, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Canada, Japan and the US discussed the latest news in high-resolution spectroscopy and the developement of a new generation of spectroscopes for the ELT. They were invited to come to Potsdam by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) to join the institute's 10th ThinkShop, an event supported by the DFG.
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Where are all the dwarfs?
by Gabriele Schoenherr published Feb 01, 2013 last modified Jun 13, 2014 11:26 AM — filed under: ,
1 February 2013. Astronomers of the international CLUES collaboration have identified “Cosmic Web Stripping” as a new way of explaining the famous missing dwarf problem: the lack of observed dwarf galaxies compared with that predicted by the theory of Cold Dark Matter and Dark Energy.
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Neptune closer than ever: Super Sharp Pictures form the Edge of our Solar System
by Franziska Gräfe published Jul 18, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:05 PM — filed under: , , ,
18 July 2018. Astronomers from the Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) tested as part of an international team a new observation mode with the MUSE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile in June 2018. The technology used for the first time suppresses the blurred effects of the atmosphere even better and produces very sharp images of planets, stars and galaxies – among others of Neptune, which was once discovered at the predecessor institute of the AIP.
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Else Starkenburg receives Biermann Award from the Astronomical Society
by Franziska Gräfe published Aug 22, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:14 PM — filed under: , ,
22 August 2018. With the Ludwig Biermann Award, the Astronomical Society is honoring Dr. Else Starkenburg from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) for her scientific work on the origin of our Milky Way and its neighbouring galaxies.
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Journey to the Beginning of Time
by Franziska Gräfe published Oct 08, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:04 PM — filed under: , ,
8 October 2018. With the Pristine survey, an international team is looking for and researching the oldest stars in our Universe. The goal is to learn more about the young Universe right after the Big Bang. In a recent publication, the scientists have reported on the discovery of a particularly metal-poor star: a messenger from the distant past.
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Symposium on the Milky Way receives Potsdam Conference Award
by Franziska Gräfe published Feb 28, 2019 last modified Mar 01, 2019 03:51 PM — filed under: , ,
28 February 2019. On the evening of February 28, the Potsdam Conference Award was awarded for the seventh time. The IAU symposium "Rediscovering our Galaxy" hosted by the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) won the award in the category "Single Events" and the special award for using innovative technologies.
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Nearby galaxy shows how the young, dark Universe became illuminated
by Sarah Hönig published Mar 25, 2019 last modified Jul 17, 2019 11:43 AM — filed under: , ,
25 March 2019. A team of astronomers found a nearby star-forming galaxy to emit energetic photons in a similar way to the first generation of galaxies. These first galaxies turned the Universe transparent, less than one billion years after the Big Bang.
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Nova rediscovered after more than 2,000 years
by Sarah Hönig published Apr 29, 2019 last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:27 PM — filed under: , ,
29 April 2019. Modern astronomical observations now discovered the remnant of a nova explosion whose position corresponds to a celestial phenomenon described in ancient Chinese records. The discovery thus confirms one of the oldest astronomical observations outside the solar system.
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AIP successful in European contest for knowledge and technology transfer
by Sarah Hönig published May 22, 2019 last modified May 23, 2019 06:21 PM — filed under: , ,
April 8 2019, updated 22 May 2019. From galaxy research to the fight against cancer – the research and innovation center innoFSPEC, part of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), receives funding by the European Commission for the development of pioneering technology for economy and society. Today's kick-off meeting at CERN in Geneva marked the start of the one-year funding period for all 170 projects funded under the ATTRACT research and innovation project.
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Physics study prize awarded to Ekaterina Ilin and Timon Thomas
by Sarah Hönig published Jun 17, 2019 last modified Jul 24, 2019 11:06 AM — filed under: , ,
17 June 2019. The Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin awards this year's Physics Study Prize to two students who have completed their master theses at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).
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