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International Year of Astronomy 2009
In remembrance of milestones in the history of astronomy the United Nations proclaimed the year 2009 as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) has initiated a variety of regional and supra-regional projects with the objective of getting children and grown-ups interested in astrophysics and astronomy.
Mapping of the Universe beyond the Known
Jens Jasche, Franciso S. Kitaura, Cheng Li, Torsten A. Enßlin
Volker Springel receives Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Prize for Physics
This year's Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Prize has been award to the physicist Dr. Volker Springel from the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics in Garching. The award comes with a prize money of 100.000 euro, making it the most highly endowed award for younger scientists in Germany.
"Evolution of the Universe"
A journey through time and space in our cosmos at the Deutsches Museum Munich
Are Neutron Stars Strange?
A. Bauswein und H.-Thomas Janka
Day of the Open House 2009
Saturday, Oktober 24th, 11:00-18:00
Talks, "Cosmic Cinema", "Astro Consultation Hours", sun telescope, "kids' lab" and much more...
A NEW SEARCH FOR DARK ENERGY BEGINS
The most ambitious attempt yet to trace the history of the universe has seen "first light."
Mapping extragalactic dark matter structures through gamma-rays
Jesus Zavala, Volker Springel and Michael Boylan-Kolchin
Planck first light yields promising results
Planck, ESA's mission to study the early Universe, started surveying the sky regularly.
Supermassive black holes grow in different ways
Dimitri Gadotti and Guinevere Kauffmann
Cosmic: Riding Early Waves
Cosmic - a comic about the cosmos. The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) at Garching offers a teaching tool using an unusual method, a picture story in internet to attract interested amateurs.
Mathematics of digital senses: Information Field Theory for signal recognition
Torsten Enßlin, Mona Frommert
Unveiling the intricate nature of galaxy bulges
A long stare at stars
NASA's satellite KEPLER has started its science program on May 12, 2009. Its primary mission is to search for planets around other stars and to detect the first Earth-size planet in another planetary system. Scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astrophysik are using the satellite's results for a completely different subject: They want to find out about the internal structure of stars.
Dim Supernova sheds light on Gamma-Ray Bursts
Researchers of the Queen's University Belfast, the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics have now for the first time discovered a dim supernova whose spectrum shows no trace of hydrogen. This may solve a long-standing mystery about certain cosmic gamma-ray bursts.
Quasars in the Early Universe: Smokestacks of the first Cosmic Cities?
Planck Satellite ready to measure the Big Bang
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics prepare scientific projects for the upcoming mission.
Rashid Sunyaev is elected to the Royal Society of London
On May 15 2009 the Royal Society of London announced that Rashid Sunyaev, Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, had been elected as a Foreign Member.
The shining make-up of our star
Sources of diffuse X-ray emission in the Milky Way found
Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and the Excellence Cluster Universe show that the mysterious X-ray radiation in our galaxy is caused by discrete sources like accreting white dwarfs and active stars.
Guinevere Kauffmann has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Astrophysicist Guinevere Kauffmann was elected to the AAAS "for developing techniques to calculate numerically the creation and evolution of galaxies and black holes in the early universe."
Jets are magnetic!
Pictures taken during the Girls' Day at MPA / MPE on April 23, 2009
Using Galaxy Clusters as Distant Mirrors of the Universal Acceleration
Carlos Hernandez-Monteagudo, Rashid A. Sunyaev
Mikhail Revnivtsev Receives Russian Federation President Prize in Science and Innovation
Dr. Mikhail Revnivtsev, Research Fellow of the Cluster of Excellence "Origin and Structure of the Universe" and previously scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, was among the awardees of a Russian Science and Innovation prize awarded for the first time.
Supernova explosion needs second attempt
Scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and the Cluster of Excellence `Universe' at the TU Munich show by detailed computer simulations how the interaction of neutrinos may cause supernova explosions of stars with 11 to 15 solar masses.
The Countdown for Planck has started ...
The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics completes ten years of work on the software for the European satellite mission.
Dynamical formation of X-ray binaries in the nucleus of Andromeda galaxy.
Marat Gilfanov, Rasmus Voss
Rashid Sunyaev receives King Faisal International Prize for Science
The King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh announced that this year's King Faisal Award in the science category will go to Rashid Sunyaev, director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) in Garching. Sunyaev will be honoured for his pathbreaking contributions to astrophysics and cosmology.
Hyper-velocity star challenges the Galactic Centre scenario
Maria Fernanda Nieva
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