AIP in the media

AIP scientists are regularly featured in the media with their research results and expertise on astronomical topics. Here you find a selection of current and freely accessible articles, radio reports and broadcasts. Older contributions can be found at the archive page.

"Das wird vielleicht irgendwann ein Zufallsfund werden"

Interview with Dr. Axel Schwope on the asteroid 2024BX1 that burnt up above Brandenburg.

rbb24, Jan. 22, 2024

Riding the Cosmic Wave: How Plasma Instability Is Changing Our View of the Universe

Article about press release from 12.12.2023

SciTechDaily, Dec. 15, 2023

"Our Universe": Closing event for the science year 2023

Interview at the closing event in Berlin, among others with Janine Fohlmeister

Deutschlandradio, Dec. 15, 2023

New plasma instability unveils secrets of cosmic rays and galactic dynamics

Article about press release from 12.12.2023

The Daily Science, Dec. 13, 2023

German simulations reveal a new plasma instability, shedding light on cosmic rays' nature

Article about the press release from 12.12.2023

Supercomputing Online, Dec. 12, 2023

Galactic winds are an often occurring phenomenon

News about the press release from 6th December 2023, Dec. 7, 2023

Forum Wissenswerte: Die Entschlüsselung des Sonnensystems

Talk on occasion of the Science Year "Our Universe" in the Berlin ZEISS Planetarium with Lena Petersen and experts such as Carsten Denker.

rbb inforadio, Dec. 3, 2023

Kleinplanet nach Potsdamer benannt

Article about the naming of a minor planet after Ernst-August Gußmann, founding member of the Förderverein Großer Refraktor e.V.

PNN, Oct. 16, 2023

rbb Kultur vom 30.09.2023

"rbb Kulturmagazin" with a segment on the newly renovated Einstein Tower, with Carsten Denker.

rbb, Sept. 30, 2023

Observatory built to represent Einstein’s theory of relativity reopens in Germany

Article about the reopening ceremony for the Einstein Tower.

The Guardian, Sept. 26, 2023

Mars leuchtet bald in Nikolaikirche

Short contribution about the exhibition of the Mars globe in St. Nicholas Church, Potsdam

Deutschlandfunk, Sept. 12, 2023

The powerful winds of super magnetic stars could destroy the possibility for life on their exoplanets

Article about the press release from 3 August 2023., Aug. 9, 2023,for%20life%20on%20their%20exoplanets&text=Some%20stars%20have

#07 Dunkle Materie

Podcast episode on the "Dark Matter" stele of the Milky Way exhibition "Beam me Up, Potsdam!" with Marcel Pawlowski.

proWissen Potsdam, June 27, 2023

#03 Die Sonne und die Raumsonde Solar Orbiter

Podcast episode on the "Solar System" stele of the Milky Way exhibition "Beam me Up, Potsdam!" with Alexander Warmuth.

proWissen Potsdam, June 27, 2023

#01 Spiralarme und das Weltraumteleskop Gaia

Podcast episode on the "Spiral arms" stele of the Milky Way exhibition "Beam me Up, Potsdam!" with Katja Weingrill.

proWissen Potsdam, June 26, 2023


Article about the birth of planets with Oliver Gressel.

leibniz, April 27, 2023

Im Zeichen der Milchstraße: Potsdam greift nach den Sternen

Reference to ProWissen events for the Year of Science 2023 "Our Universe", with mention of the AIP's participation.

PNN, April 16, 2023

News at a glance: Hubble interlopers, an ocean-drilling gap, and a near-sighted astronomer

The press release from 2 March 2023 in an astronomy news overview.

Science, March 9, 2023

Wie ein Teleskop kurzsichtig wurde

News segment about the press release from 2 March 2023.

Deutschlandfunk Nova, March 3, 2023

We are not alone: The search for life on exoplanets

Discussion round with Katja Poppenhäger for "Forum Wissenswerte" about the possibility of life outside earth.

rbb inforadio, Feb. 5, 2023

Komet Ende Januar am Nachthimmel erwartet

Article about the comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) with Axel Schwope

Tagesspiegel, Jan. 13, 2023


Podvast episode with Katja Poppenhäger.

Welt der Physik, Dec. 1, 2022

Galactic archaeologists trace the evolution of the Milky Way

Article about galactic archaeology with Cristina Chiappini.

Physics Today, Nov. 8, 2022

6 nach 6 - Das Frühstücksmagazin

News segment about the partial solar eclipse 2022 at AIP.

Hauptstadt TV, Oct. 26, 2022

Struktur und Entstehungsgeschichte der Milchstraße – Matthias Steinmetz bei #FasziAstroOnline

Online lecture by Matthias Steinmetz at Faszination Astronomie Online, a series of events organized by the Haus der Astronomie.

Faszination Astronomie Online, Oct. 18, 2022

Wie groß können schwarze Löcher werden?

Podcast with Mirko Krumpe

"Date a Scientist" der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Oct. 10, 2022

Beteigeuze ist nach Herzstillstand auf dem Weg der Besserung

Article about the press release from 11 August 2022.

Der Standard, Aug. 15, 2022

Der ESA-Sternensatellit Gaia

Segment of the programme "Space Night science" with Katja Weingrill about the Gaia space mission.

ARD alpha, July 29, 2022

Wo gibt es neue Planeten außerhalb unseres Sonnensystems?

Episode of the Leibniz podcast "Date a Scientist" with an interview with Matthias Mallonn about exoplanets.

Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, July 18, 2022

Die Entschlüsselung des Lichts ferner Galaxien – Lutz Wisotzki bei #FasziAstroOnline

Online lecture by Lutz Wisotzki at Faszination Astronomie Online, a series of events organized by the Haus der Astronomie.

Faszination Astronomie Online, July 5, 2022

Mission „Gaia“ präsentiert Atlas der Milchstraße

Article about the third Gaia data release with Roelof de Jong.

Tagesspiegel, June 13, 2022

Faszination Galaxienhaufen – Christoph Pfrommer bei #FasziAstroOnline

Online lecture by Christoph Pfrommer at Faszination Astronomie Online, a series of events organized by the Haus der Astronomie.

Faszination Astronomie Online, May 10, 2022

Motions of stars in neighboring Large Magellanic Cloud shed light on galaxy formation

Article about the press release from 29 March 2022., April 4, 2022

Brauchen wir Dunkle Materie?

Article by Marcel Pawlowski about the challenges to the Standard Model of Cosmology.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 16, 2022

Astrophotonics moves to real-world applications

Interview about astrophotonics with Martin Roth.

LaserFocusWorld, March 4, 2022

Scharfer Blick ins All mit neuen Instrumenten

End-of-year review astrophysics featuring three AIP press releases from 2021: Astrophotonics – an emerging field in astrophysics, Giant planets could reach “maturity” much earlier than previously thought and Discovery of the largest rotation in the universe.

Pro Physik, Dec. 27, 2021

Kuriose Muster der kosmischen Radiostrahlung / Harfen und Weihnachtsbäume in der Milchstraße

Episode of "Sternzeit" ("stardate") about the press release from 19 December 2019.

Deutschlandfunk, Dec. 19, 2021

Potsdamer Sternwarte mit großer Tradition / Die Neptun-Sternwarte in Babelsberg

Episode of "Sternzeit" ("stardate") about AIP.

Deutschlandfunk, Dec. 15, 2021

Neue Pioniere

Interview with Mirko Krumpe on the topic of private space companies.

leibniz, Nov. 30, 2021

Jubiläum der ältesten bestehenden Fachzeitschrift – Uralte dänisch-deutsche Astronomische Nachrichten

Episode of "Sternzeit" ("stardate") about the 200th birthday of of Astronomical Notes.

Deutschlandfunk, Nov. 19, 2021

Attention spectra aficionados!

Twitter thread by ESO on the delivery and integration of the fibre positioning system for the 4MOST telescope.

Twitter ESO, Oct. 28, 2021

Kosmische Wassersuche

Article about the search for water in the universe with Ekaterina Ilin.

leibniz, Sept. 22, 2021

Die Entdeckung des Neptuns (1846), mit Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz

Episode about the discovery of Neptune of the podcast "History of Europe" by Tobias Jakobi with Matthias Steinmetz.

Geschichte Europas, Sept. 20, 2021

Marcel S. Pawlowski, der Astrophysiker, bei „Sechs Fragen an…“

Press release of the Klaus Tschira Stiftung, an interview with Marcel Pawlowski.

Klaus Tschira Stiftung, Sept. 1, 2021

Was ist eigentlich dunkle Materie? Testen Sie Ihr Astro-Wissen!

Astronomical quiz with Marcel Pawlowski.

t-online, Aug. 17, 2021

Vast Strands In the Cosmic Web That Connects the Universe Are Spinning, Scientists Find

Interview with Peng Wang and Noam Libeskind about the press release from 14 June.

Vice, June 14, 2021

Nach dem Supermond kommt das nächste Ereignis am Himmel

Interview with Mirko Krumpe about the partial solar eclipse on 10 June 2021.

Tagesspiegel, June 8, 2021

Sieben ERC Grants für die Region

Article on the award of seven highly endowed ERC Advanced Grants of the EU research funding, including two to the AIP: to Prof. Lutz Wisotzki and Prof. Christoph Pfrommer.

Tagesspiegel, April 22, 2021

First view of ancient cosmic web

News about the press release from 18 March.

ORF, March 18, 2021


Articles about instrumentation co-built by the AIP for the future Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) in the ESO Messenger.

The Messenger, March 2, 2021

Planets as profession and passion

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Katja Poppenhäger.

Portal Wissen, Jan. 31, 2021

Further entries of AIP in the media can be found here: AIP in the media (archive).