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

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

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:12 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 Feb 13, 2020 01:07 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 Jan 09, 2020 12:49 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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16th Potsdam Thinkshop: The rotation periods of cool stars

16th Potsdam Thinkshop: The rotation periods of cool stars

by Sarah Hönig last modified Dec 11, 2019 03:59 PM

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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The Sun and the Inner Heliosphere – Radio Astronomy Conference CESRA in Potsdam

The Sun and the Inner Heliosphere – Radio Astronomy Conference CESRA in Potsdam

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jul 08, 2019 01:16 PM

In the week from 8 to 12 July 2019, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is hosting a conference on the exploration of solar activity by means of radio emissions and their effects on our Earth. At Telegrafenberg Potsdam, about 100 scientists will discuss their latest research results and the expected findings of the current space missions to the Sun.

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Physics study prize awarded to Ekaterina Ilin and Timon Thomas

Physics study prize awarded to Ekaterina Ilin and Timon Thomas

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jul 24, 2019 11:06 AM

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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A look into the cosmos: Long Night of the Sciences 2019

A look into the cosmos: Long Night of the Sciences 2019

by Sarah Hönig last modified Jun 12, 2019 12:09 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) takes part in the Long Night of the Sciences, which takes place on June 15, 2019 from 5 pm to midnight. The AIP opens its scientific-historical sites on the Telegrafenberg: the Great Refractor and the Einstein Tower. The program ranges from exciting lectures about current astrophysical research to observation with the historical telescope.

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Dutch royal couple visits Telegrafenberg

Dutch royal couple visits Telegrafenberg

by Sarah Hönig last modified May 23, 2019 06:19 PM

22 May 2019. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today visited the Great Refractor of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) at the Albert Einstein Science Park on the Telegrafenberg accompanied by a high-ranking German-Dutch delegation.

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AIP successful in European contest for knowledge and technology transfer

AIP successful in European contest for knowledge and technology transfer

by Sarah Hönig last modified May 23, 2019 06:21 PM

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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Take a stand for science

Take a stand for science

by Sarah Hönig last modified Apr 30, 2019 03:04 PM

Together with the German Electron Synchrotron DESY in Zeuthen and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is starting the campaign "Wissen schafft" ("Knowledge creates").

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Starry Night on April 18

Starry Night on April 18

by Sarah Hönig last modified Apr 23, 2019 09:12 AM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, April 18, 2019, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Professor Lutz Wisotzki on "The cosmic time machine: What the light of distant galaxies is telling us". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Girls' Day/Future Day 2019

Girls' Day/Future Day 2019

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 25, 2019 09:39 AM

On March 28, 2019, the Future Day will take place once again. On this nationwide day of action, female students from the 5th grade onwards have the opportunity to gain insight into occupational fields in which women are underrepresented. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) opens its doors on this day.

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Starry Night on March 21

Starry Night on March 21

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 25, 2019 03:21 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, March 21 , 2019, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Andrea Diercke on "Facets of the sun: filaments in different colors". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.

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Symposium on the Milky Way receives Potsdam Conference Award

Symposium on the Milky Way receives Potsdam Conference Award

by Franziska Gräfe last modified Mar 01, 2019 03:51 PM

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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