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linkPfeil.gif Our Galaxy and its stellar halo
December 2008
Gabriella De Lucia

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 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 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 Solar prominences: the need for dynamical modelling
November 2008
Ulrich Anzer

linkPfeil.gif Cosmography
October 2008
Franciso S. Kitaura, Jens Jasche, Cheng Li, Torsten A. Enßlin

September 2008
Scott Tremaine

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linkPfeil.gif Galactic wind in the bulge of the Andromeda galaxy
August 2008
Akos Bogdan, Marat Gilfanov

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 What Dark Matter should look like
July 2008
Mark Vogelsberger, Simon White, Amina Helmi, Volker Springel

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

linkPfeil.gif What can the cosmological recombination radiation tell us about the thermal history of the Universe?
June 2008
J. Chluba and R.A. Sunyaev

linkPfeil.gif Measuring invisible pressure with optical and X-ray data
May 2008
Eugene Churazov, William Forman, Alexey Vikhlinin, Scott Tremaine, Ortwin Gerhard, Christine Jones

linkPfeil.gif Searching for observational evidence of QSO feedback
April 2008
Vivienne Wild, Guinevere Kauffmann, Simon White

linkPfeilExtern.gif Girls'Day 2008
Donnerstag, 24. April, 2008
Pictures taken during the Girls' Day at MPA / MPE on April 24, 2008

linkPfeil.gif Connecting star formation and black hole accretion with galaxy-galaxy interactions
March 2008
Cheng Li

linkPfeil.gif Elemental fingerprints of the oldest stars
February 2008
Martin Asplund

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 A close look at solar granulation
January 2008
Friedrich Kupka, Herbert J. Muthsam, Christof Obertscheider, Florian Zaussinger

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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