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The 13th AIP Thinkshop on Cosmology
by Kerstin Mork published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Nov 29, 2016 01:30 PM — filed under: , ,
29 March 2016. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) organizes in collaboration with the University of Innsbruck the 13th Thinkshop under the title "Near Field Cosmology". From March 29 to April 3 about 60 scientists will discuss at the Obergurgl University Centre in Austria recent progress in the field of observational and theoretical cosmology.
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Third CALIFA data release: an inspiration to be curious about galaxies
by Kerstin Mork published Apr 11, 2016 last modified Jul 14, 2016 01:44 PM — filed under: , ,
11 April 2016. The Calar Alto Legacy Integral Field Area Survey (CALIFA) has released all of the data assembled over six years of work. The data of more than 600 galaxies are accessible for anyone interested at http://califa.caha.es/DR3. The astronomical community thus obtains free access to the largest dataset of spatially resolved properties of galaxies ever obtained.
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Mercury crosses the Sun - Transit on 9 May 2016
by Kerstin Mork published May 02, 2016 last modified Jul 14, 2016 01:45 PM — filed under: , ,
2 May 2016. On the 9th of May at 1:12 p.m. local time, Mercury will begin its transit in front of the Sun – seen from the point of view of our Earth.
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The centenary of astrophysicist Karl Schwarzschild's death
by Kerstin Mork published May 10, 2016 last modified May 11, 2016 09:31 AM — filed under: , ,
May 11th 1916 marks the death of Karl Schwarzschild, one of the most versatile astrophysicists and scientists of his time. He was only 42 years of age and at the height of his achievements when he died. Schwarzschild's work encompassed a wide range of scientific topics: he not only studied observational astronomy, but also furthered the development of astronomical instrumentation, and he was the first to give an exact solution to Einstein's field equations, which is now known as the “Schwarzschild solution”. Karl Schwarzschild saw the benefits of combining the scientific capabilities of chemistry and physics with astronomy and, with a large personal commitment, strongly promoted the emerging field of astrophysics.
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Public presentation of Physics Student Awards
by Gabriele Schoenherr published Jul 13, 2016 last modified Jul 13, 2016 12:24 PM — filed under: ,
13 July 2016. On Thursday, July 14, starting at 5p.m. the Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin invites to a public event in the Magnus-Haus in Berlin, where this year's Physics Student Awards will be presented. Astrophysicist Lisa Lehmann, who did her master thesis at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is one of the awardees. The ceremonial address will be given by AIP scientist Else Starkenburg.
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The secrets of dark energy
by Gabriele Schoenherr published Jul 14, 2016 last modified Sep 01, 2016 09:29 AM — filed under: , ,
14 July 2016. Astronomers announced this week the sharpest results yet on the properties of dark energy driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe. For their studies, scientists from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) programme mapped a record-breaking 1.2 million galaxies observed within the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III). A collection of papers from the BOSS collaboration describing these results was submitted this week to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) has actively participated with important contributions to data analysis and theoretical modelling.
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Open Day on 23 September 2016
by Kerstin Mork published Sep 13, 2016 last modified Oct 24, 2016 11:19 AM — filed under: , ,
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites everybody to an open day on 23 September 2016 from 4 to 10 PM.
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Gaia mission publishes first results
by Kerstin Mork published Sep 14, 2016 last modified Apr 25, 2018 09:33 AM — filed under: , ,
14. September 2016. The European Space Agency's (ESA) mission Gaia published its first set of results on 14th of September 2016. The first data release contains parallaxes and proper motions of about two million stars. These measurements have been eagerly awaited by astronomers because they will enable them to study the Milky Way in unprecedented detail.
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Starving Black Hole Returns Brilliant Galaxy to the Shadows
by Kerstin Mork published Sep 15, 2016 last modified Sep 15, 2016 04:00 PM — filed under: , ,
15 September 2016. The mystery of a rare change in the behaviour of a supermassive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy has been solved by an international team of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope along with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. It seems that the black hole has fallen on hard times and is no longer being fed enough fuel to make its surroundings shine.
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The Dynamic Duo: RAVE complements Gaia
by Kerstin Mork published Sep 19, 2016 last modified Nov 29, 2016 11:33 AM — filed under: , ,
19 September 2016. The new data release of the RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) is the fifth spectroscopic release of a survey of stars in the southern celestial hemisphere. It contains radial velocities for 520 781 spectra of 457 588 unique stars that were observed over ten years. With these measurements RAVE complements the first data release of the Gaia survey published by the European Space Agency ESA last week by providing radial velocities and stellar parameters, like temperatures, gravities and metallicities of stars in our Milky Way.
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