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linkPfeil.gif Simon White awarded with the 2008 Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation
November 2008
The European Science Foundation (ESF) announced that this year's European Latsis Prize is awarded to Professor Simon White, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. The Latsis Prize rewards researchers who have made outstanding progress in European research.

linkPfeil.gif Aufbruch ins Universum: Countdown zum Astronomiejahr
November 2008
In nur fünf Wochen knallen zu Neujahr die Korken und ganz Deutschland wird Sterne sehen. Im Januar beginnt das Internationale Jahr der Astronomie 2009 (IYA 2009). Das ehrgeizige Ziel: das Weltall für jedermann erlebbar zu machen.

linkPfeil.gif Supercomputers predict where to look to see the Dark Matter
November 2008
An international team of astrophysicists led by Volker Springel (Max Institute for Astrophysics) has used some of Europe's largest supercomputers to show where NASA's newest satellite observatory should look to see the mysterious dark matter which fills the Universe.

linkPfeil.gif Pictures of dying stars: Surprising discovery opens up new insights into the explosion mechanisms of supernovae
July 2008
A team of astronomers led by Paolo Mazzali, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), are providing hints that a recent supernova may be an intermediate between normal supernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

linkPfeil.gif Eugene Churazov elected as member of Russian Academy of Sciences
June 2008


linkPfeil.gif Rashid Sunyaev awarded with the 2008 Henry Norris Russell Prize of the American Astronomical Society
February 2008
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) announced that the 2008 Henry Norris Russell Prize is awarded to Rashid Sunyaev, Director at the Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching.

linkPfeil.gif Supernovae are NOT spherical
February 2008
An international collaboration of researchers including the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) has uncovered geometric property of core-collapse supernovae.

linkPfeil.gif Distortions to galaxy clustering yield clues to the puzzle of the accelerated expansion of the Universe
January 2008
Luigi Guzzo, a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institutes for Astrophysics (MPA) and Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE), has led a team studying a new method to clarify the cause of cosmic acceleration (Nature, January 31, 2008).

linkPfeil.gif Crafoord Prize 2008 awarded to Max Planck Astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev
January 2008
Rashid Sunyaev, director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, is awarded with this year's Crafoord Prize in Astronomy. The Crafoord Prize is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and is intended to promote international basic research in several disciplines, including astronomy.



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