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Leibniz Prize 2007 for Guinevere Kauffmann
On December 7, 2006, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft announced that Dr. Guinevere Kauffmann from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics receives the Leibniz Prize 2007. This highest German prize for supporting research awards Dr. Kauffmann for her work on the connection between the evolution of galaxies and their central supermassive black holes.
Nobel Prize recognises confirmation of the Hot Big Bang
On October 3 the Nobel Prize Committee announced the award of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Physics to John Mather and George Smoot for their leadership of two ground-breaking experiments aboard NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer satellite. Their work established that matter and radiation were in almost perfect thermodynamic equilibrium in the early Universe with only very weak non-uniformities which have since developed into the stars, galaxies and larger structures which populate the present Universe.
A neutron star-driven X-ray flash associated with SN 2006aj
P. Mazzali, J. Deng, K. Nomoto, D. N. Sauer, E. Pian, N. Tominaga, M. Tanaka, K. Maeda, A. V. Filippenko
The Supernova that Made the Crab Nebula
F.S. Kitaura, H.-Th. Janka, R. Buras, A. Marek, W. Hillebrandt
Gold Medal for Simon White
Prof. Simon White, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, wins the Gold Medal 2006 of the Royal Astronomical Society
LOFAR - a new radio telescope in Germany
German astronomers (including scientists from the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics) have made an important step towards the construction of LOFAR (Low Frequency Array), a new radio telescope that in a few years will be the largest telescope in the world.
Starquake reveals hidden structure of a neutron star
T. E. Strohmayer und A. L. Watts
New Map of Milky Way Reveals Millions of Unseen Objects
Revnivtsev M., Sazonov S., Gilfanov M., Churazov E., Sunyaev R.
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