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Here you can find latest news and event announcements of the AIP. Older press releases can still be found on the old news pages.

So-called jellyfish galaxies are difficult to study because of their low brightness. An international research team has now gained new insights into the physical conditions prevailing in the gas tail of these galaxies.

An international research team has used observational data and simulations to determine the redshift in the Sun's gravitational field with unprecedented accuracy.

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany (AIP) welcomes nominations and applications for the Johann Wempe Award 2021.

On Thursday, 15 October 2020, the Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will begin again. For the time being, the popular lecture series will be hosted on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben".

The PlasMark project, which has been awarded 4.5 million Euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, will start in October 2020 with the aim of investigating the consequences of microplastics in the human body.

Publication of digitized photographic plates with sun observations, which were taken between 1943 and 1991 at the Einstein Tower Solar Observatory in Potsdam.

The very heart of our Milky Way harbours a large bar-like structure of stars whose size and rotational speed have been strongly contested in the last years.

New observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the robotic STELLA telescope of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) now provide an explanation for the dimming of Betelgeuse.

The RAVE collaboration now published the results for over half a million observations in its 6th and final data release.

Solar Orbiter, a mission of the space agencies ESA and NASA, publishes for the first time images that show our home star as close as never before.

The Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin (PGzB) awards the student for his master thesis, which he completed in the Department of Cosmology and High Energy Astrophysics at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).

The eROSITA space telescope has provided a new, sharp 360° view of the hot and energetic processes across the Universe.