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linkPfeil.gif Kippenhahn Prize 2014 is awarded to two junior scientists
August 2015
This year's MPA barbeque saw quite a number of celebrations: Richard D'Souza and Marco Selig, two young MPA researchers, wrote outstanding scientific publications and were awarded the Kippenhahn Prize 2014.

linkPfeil.gif Three-dimensional computer simulations support neutrinos as cause of supernova explosions
August 2015
Hans-Thomas Janka

linkPfeil.gif Understanding how stars form from molecular gas
July 2015
Guinevere Kauffmann and Mei-Ling Huang

linkPfeil.gif A new observable of the large-scale structure: the position-dependent two-point correlation function
June 2015
Chi-Ting Chiang

linkPfeil.gif Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2015
Mai 2015
Am Samstag, den 27. Juni öffnet das Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik (MPA) von 18 bis 24 Uhr seine Türen. Wir laden Sie ein, das Institut und seine Mitarbeiter in der "Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften" kennen zu lernen.

linkPfeil.gif Biermann lectures - How to model an extra solar planet
May 2015
In this year's Biermann Lectures Professor Isabelle Baraffe from the University of Exeter will talk about exoplanet modelling. The different aspects touched on in the course of the miniseries will range from an exoplanet's interior structure to its outer atmosphere.

linkPfeil.gif Understanding X-ray emission from galaxies and galaxy clusters
May 2015
Mike Anderson, Massimo Gaspari, Simon White, Wenting Wang and Xinyu Dai

linkPfeil.gif Computer simulation confirms supernova mechanism in three dimensions
April 2015
Tobias Melson, Hans-Thomas Janka

linkPfeil.gif Dusty substructure in a galaxy far far away
April 2015
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) have combined high-resolution images from the ALMA telescopes with a new scheme for undoing the distorting effects of a powerful gravitational lens in order to provide the first detailed picture of a young and distant galaxy, over 11 billion light-years from Earth.

linkPfeil.gif Chushiro Hayashi Prize awarded to Eiichiro Komatsu
March 2015
On 19 March, the Astronomical Society of Japan honoured MPA Director Eiichiro Komatsu with the "Chushiro Hayashi Prize" during its annual spring meeting at Osaka University.

linkPfeil.gif The Software Legacy of the Planck Mission
March 2015
The Planck mission to survey the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) has not only advanced our understanding of the Universe, it also created advanced software systems for data analysis.

linkPfeil.gif Rashid Sunyaev receives Zel'dovich Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Sciences
March 2015
In 2015, the presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) decided to award MPA director Rashid Sunyaev with the Gold Medal named after Ya.B. Zel'dovich for a sequence of the papers about the very early universe, containing calculations about the last scattering of photons and the black body radiation that was later observed as the cosmic microwave background.

linkPfeil.gif Rashid Sunyaev receives Eddington Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society
March 2015
In 2015, the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society goes to Professor Rashid Sunyaev, director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

linkPfeil.gif Measuring gas velocities in galaxy clusters with X-ray images
March 2015
Eugene Churazov, Massimo Gaspari, Irina Zhuravleva, Alex Schekochihin, Rashid Sunyaev

linkPfeil.gif Planck reveals first stars were born late
February 2015
New maps from ESA's Planck satellite uncover the "polarised" light from the early Universe across the entire sky, revealing that the first stars formed much later than previously thought.

linkPfeil.gif Galactic anatomy with gamma rays
February 2015
Marco Selig, Valentina Vacca, Niels Oppermann, Torsten Enßlin

linkPfeil.gif Starburst cycles in galaxies
January 2015
Guinevere Kauffmann

linkPfeil.gif Girls Day 2015: Changing Skies
December 2014
School girls will travel from the skies above Garching back to the very beginnings of the Universe if they come to the Girls' Day at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics.

linkPfeil.gif A new standard ruler: Measuring angular diameter distances using time-delay strong lenses
Dezember 2014
Inh Jee, Eiichiro Komatsu and Sherry H. Suyu(ASIAA)

linkPfeil.gif Kippenhahn Prize 2013 for Tyrone Woods
November 2014
In November, the MPA awarded Tyrone Woods with the annual Rudolph Kippenhahn Prize for his paper "He II recombination lines as a test of the nature of SN Ia progenitors in elliptical galaxies"

linkPfeil.gif Stars influence the central distribution of dark matter in galaxy clusters
November 2014
Chervin Laporte and Simon White

linkPfeil.gif A new neutrino-emission asymmetry in forming neutron stars
October 2014
Hans-Thomas Janka

linkPfeil.gif Detailed gravitational lens modelling of the galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+2223
September 2014
Stefan Rau, Simona Vegetti and Simon White

linkPfeil.gif Looking into the heart of a supernova explosion
August 2014
First detection of Cobalt gamma-ray lines from a type Ia supernova (SN2014J) with INTEGRAL

linkPfeil.gif Eugene Churazov receives Harrie Massey Award
August 2014
On 4 August, Eugene Churazov received the "Sir Harrie Massey award" during the opening ceremony of the COSPAR Scientific Assembly with more than 2000 participants taking place in the Aula Magna of Moscow University.

linkPfeil.gif X-ray diagnostics of the donor star in ultra-compact X-ray binaries
August 2014
Filippos Koliopanos and Marat Gilfanov

linkPfeil.gif Dissertation Award for Mike Anderson
August 2014
End of April 2014, the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan awarded Mike Anderson with a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for his PhD thesis.

linkPfeil.gif Igniting a supernova explosion
July 2014
High-energy observations with the INTEGRAL space observatory have revealed a surprising signal of gamma-rays from the surface of material ejected by a recent supernova explosion.

linkPfeil.gif Looking in all the right places: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey extends its reach
July 2014
At the beginning of July, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey started a new phase with three major new programmes.

linkPfeil.gif New light on the origin of the Galactic ridge X-ray emission
July 2014
Margherita Molaro, Rishi Khatri, Rashid Sunyaev

linkPfeil.gif Stellar halos reveal galactic accretion: Big fish eat small fish
June 2014
R. D'Souza, G. Kauffmann, J. Wang, S. Vegetti

linkPfeil.gif Biermann Lectures 2014
May 2014
Biermann Lectures - Astrophysical research with computer simulations - Volker Springel

linkPfeil.gif Resolving the radio sky
May 2014
Henrik Junklewitz, Michael Bell and Torsten Enßlin

linkPfeil.gif A New analytical model for turbulence pressure in galaxy clusters
April 2014
Xun Shi and Eiichiro Komatsu

linkPfeil.gif An observational and theoretical view of the atomic gas distribution in galaxies
March 2014
Jing Wang & Guinevere Kauffmann

linkPfeil.gif Connecting the formation of monster black holes to streaming motions in the early Universe
February 2014
Takamitsu Tanaka, Miao Li and Zoltán Haiman

linkPfeil.gif Superfluid Effects in Neutron Star Oscillations
January 2014
M. Gabler (MPA, Valencia), E. Müller (MPA), P.Cerdá-Durán (Valencia), T. Font (Valencia) and N. Stergioulas (Thessaloniki)



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