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"Working with your head and your hands" – Apprenticeship at the AIP
by Sarah Hönig published Feb 03, 2020 last modified Feb 13, 2020 01:07 PM — filed under: , ,
3 February 2020. In addition to excellent astrophysical research, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) excels in the development of modern research infrastructure. This is possible in part thanks to the institute's own precision engineering workshop in the technical section. For many years, precision machinists have been trained there according to the principles of trade. The graduates Cornelius Lübke and Leander Leibnitz successfully completed their apprenticeship in January 2020 and tell of their experiences in an interview.
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1.69 billion stars
by Franziska Gräfe published Apr 25, 2018 last modified Mar 01, 2019 01:10 PM — filed under: , ,
25 April 2018. Derived from 22 months of observations, the much awaited second data release of the Gaia mission is now public. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) contributed to the common effort with software modules providing first look validation and background correction for the data of the radial velocity spectrometer. Additionally AIP is one of the official Gaia Partner Data Centres that host a mirror of the complete Gaia archive.
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13 June: Long Night of Sciences
by Kerstin Mork published Jun 10, 2015 last modified Jul 08, 2015 08:17 AM — filed under: ,
The Long Night of Sciences took place on Saturday, 13 June in Berlin and on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam. The Einstein Tower and Great Refractor welcomed many curious visitors.
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14 March | Observation night in the Great Refractor
by Franziska Gräfe published Feb 26, 2019 last modified Mar 15, 2019 11:25 AM — filed under: , ,
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 7 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Förderverein "Großer Refraktor" invite to a public observation night in the Great Refractor.
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14th AIP Thinkshop deals with stellar magnetism
by Katrin Albaum published Jun 12, 2017 last modified Aug 30, 2018 01:15 PM — filed under: , ,
12 June 2017. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) organizes the 14th Thinkshop "Stellar Magnetism: Challenges, Connections, and Prospects". From Monday, 12 June 2017, to Friday, 16 June 2017, about 70 researchers will discuss the most recent observational and theoretical work in the field on the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam.
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15. AIP-Thinkshop: The role of feedback in galaxy formation
by Kristin Riebe published Aug 31, 2018 last modified Aug 31, 2018 03:12 PM — filed under: , , ,
From the 3rd to the 7th of September, more than 130 scientists meet at the 15th Potsdamer Thinkshop on the Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, Germany.
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16th Potsdam Thinkshop: The rotation periods of cool stars
by Sarah Hönig published Sep 19, 2019 last modified Dec 11, 2019 03:59 PM — filed under: , ,
From the 23rd to the 26th of September, more than 50 scientists meet at the 16th Potsdam Thinkshop on AIP’s campus in Babelsberg, Potsdam, Germany. Each year, the event series of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) focuses on a different field of astrophysical research. This year, the topic is the rotation of stars, the study of which provides new insights into their behavior beyond the classical measures of distance and brightness.
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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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A Curious Cosmic Collision
by Kerstin Mork published Dec 09, 2015 — filed under: ,
9 December 2015. New images from ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory show the spectacular aftermath of a 360 million year old cosmic collision in great detail. Among the debris is a rare and mysterious young dwarf galaxy that was observed during the first science verification run of the integral field spectrograph MUSE.
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A Dark Matter bridge in our cosmic neighborhood
by Kerstin Mork published Jul 14, 2015 last modified Jul 14, 2015 09:13 AM — filed under: , ,
14. Juli 2015. By using the best available data to monitor galactic traffic in our neighborhood, Noam Libeskind from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and his collaborators have built a detailed map of how nearby galaxies move. In it they have discovered a bridge of Dark Matter stretching from our Local Group all the way to the Virgo cluster - a huge mass of some 2,000 galaxies roughly 50 million light years away, that is bound on either side by vast bubbles completely devoid of galaxies. This bridge and these voids help us understand a 40 year old problem regarding the curious distribution of dwarf galaxies.
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