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Gaia New Data Release

Gaia New Data Release

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Dec 02, 2020 09:31 AM

A first part of the third Gaia data catalogue will be published on Thursday 3 December 2020. By then, entries for 1.8 billion sources will be available.

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Grant for research on satellite galaxies

Grant for research on satellite galaxies

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Dec 02, 2020 10:21 AM

27 November 2020. Dr Marcel Pawlowski from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) receives funding in the Leibniz competition to establish a junior research group dedicated to the motion and distribution of satellite galaxies of our Milky Way and other galaxies.

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Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night on 19 November

Virtual Babelsberg Starry Night on 19 November

by Kristin Riebe last modified Nov 18, 2020 01:03 PM

The next lecture of the virtual Babelsberg Starry Nights of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) will be broadcasted on Thursday, 19 November 2020 on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Excellent Handiwork

Excellent Handiwork

by Kristin Riebe last modified Dec 02, 2020 08:42 AM

13 November 2020. For many years, precision mechanics have been trained in the precision engineering workshop of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) according to the principles of the Chamber of Crafts. Now Leander Leibnitz, an apprentice of the AIP, has won the victory in the German crafts competition in the state of Brandenburg.

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Call for Nominations for 2021 Wempe Award

Call for Nominations for 2021 Wempe Award

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Nov 13, 2020 10:06 AM

13 October 2020. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam, Germany (AIP) welcomes nominations and applications for the Johann Wempe Award 2021.

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New Season of Babelsberg Starry Nights starts online

New Season of Babelsberg Starry Nights starts online

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Oct 20, 2020 02:38 PM

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 not take place on the research campus in Babelsberg, but will be hosted on the YouTube channel "Urknall, Weltall und das Leben". Please note that the lectures will be given in German.

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Search for traces of microplastics in humans: New joint research project funded

Search for traces of microplastics in humans: New joint research project funded

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Oct 05, 2020 03:53 PM

5 October 2020. 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. Methods from astrophysics will be applied.

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Joseph Whittingham receives study prize for physics

Joseph Whittingham receives study prize for physics

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Jul 09, 2020 09:29 AM

9 July 2020. 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).

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AIP Schwarzschild Fellow Marcel Pawlowski receives Klaus Tschira Boost Fund

AIP Schwarzschild Fellow Marcel Pawlowski receives Klaus Tschira Boost Fund

by Sarah Hönig last modified May 12, 2020 10:39 AM

11 May 2020. Dr. Marcel Pawlowski, Schwarzschild Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), receives funding from the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the German Scholars Organisation for his research on the distribution of satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and the nature of dark matter.

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Science donates equipment to health care facilities

Science donates equipment to health care facilities

by Sarah Hönig last modified Apr 01, 2020 01:49 PM

1 April 2020. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) provides protective equipment to fight the corona epidemic. The Minister of Science and Culture Manja Schüle hands over the utensils, which were collected at Brandenburg universities and non-university research institutions, to the mayor of Potsdam, Mike Schubert.

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20 February | Starry Night in Babelsberg

20 February | Starry Night in Babelsberg

by Sarah Hönig last modified Feb 21, 2020 09:09 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, 20 February 2020, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr. Axel Schwope with the title "eROSITA and the new image of the x-ray sky". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Rädler (1935-2020)

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Rädler (1935-2020)

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 03, 2020 01:04 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) mourns the loss of Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Rädler. On the 9th of February, 2020, he passed away at the age of 84. As the founding director of the AIP and Chairmen of the board from 1992 to 1998, Karl-Heinz Rädler made a significant contribution to the establishment of the institute and development as an internationally recognized research center for astrophysics.

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"Working with your head and your hands" – Apprenticeship at the AIP

"Working with your head and your hands" – Apprenticeship at the AIP

by Sarah Hönig last modified Nov 12, 2020 01:27 PM

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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16 January | Starry Night in Babelsberg

16 January | Starry Night in Babelsberg

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Jan 17, 2020 09:07 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, 16 January 2020, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr. Marcel Pawlowski with the title "Dark matter and the dance of dwarf galaxies". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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8 January | Observation night in the Great Refractor

8 January | Observation night in the Great Refractor

by Sarah Hönig last modified Mar 03, 2020 05:04 PM

On Wednesday, 8 January 2020, from 7 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to a public observation night in the Great Refractor.

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19 December | Starry Night in Babelsberg

19 December | Starry Night in Babelsberg

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jan 13, 2020 09:28 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, 19 December 2019, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr. Genoveva Micheva with the title "What can "green peas" tell us about the first galaxies?". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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9 December | Observation night in the Great Refractor

9 December | Observation night in the Great Refractor

by Sarah Hönig last modified Dec 11, 2019 04:02 PM

On Monday, 9 December, 2019, from 7 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to a public observation night in the Great Refractor.

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21 November | Starry Night in Babelsberg

21 November | Starry Night in Babelsberg

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jan 08, 2020 03:47 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, 21 November 2019, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Professor Katja Poppenhäger on "Other worlds: A guided tour of the exoplanet zoo". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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New season of Starry Nights in Babelsberg starts

New season of Starry Nights in Babelsberg starts

by Sarah Hönig last modified Oct 14, 2019 03:24 PM

On Thursday, 17 October 2019, starting at 7:15 pm, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the start of the new season of our Starry Nights in Babelsberg. Christian Thomas, research assistant at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, will give a public lecture on the topic "Astronomy in Alexander von Humboldt's Cosmos lectures". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Wempe Award for Elisabeth Newton

Wempe Award for Elisabeth Newton

by Sarah Hönig last modified Sep 24, 2019 12:36 PM

24 September 2019. In recognition of her outstanding research on the rotation and magnetism of low-mass stars, the Johann Wempe Foundation is honoring Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Newton of Dartmouth College, USA, with the Wempe Award. The ceremony will take place on 26 September 2019, starting at 3:00 pm at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) in Babelsberg.

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