Our Galaxy and its stellar halo
Gabriella De Lucia
Aufbruch ins Universum: Countdown zum Astronomiejahr
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.
Simon White awarded with the 2008 Latsis Prize of the European Science Foundation
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.
Supercomputers predict where to look to see the Dark Matter
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.
Solar prominences: the need for dynamical modelling
Franciso S. Kitaura, Jens Jasche, Cheng Li, Torsten A. Enßlin
THE SHAPES OF PLANETARY ORBITS
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Sky & Telescope
Galactic wind in the bulge of the Andromeda galaxy
Akos Bogdan, Marat Gilfanov
Pictures of dying stars: Surprising discovery opens up new insights into the explosion mechanisms of supernovae
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.
What Dark Matter should look like
Mark Vogelsberger, Simon White, Amina Helmi, Volker Springel
Eugene Churazov elected as member of Russian Academy of Sciences
What can the cosmological recombination radiation tell us about the thermal history of the Universe?
J. Chluba and R.A. Sunyaev
Measuring invisible pressure with optical and X-ray data
Eugene Churazov, William Forman, Alexey Vikhlinin, Scott Tremaine, Ortwin Gerhard, Christine Jones
Searching for observational evidence of QSO feedback
Vivienne Wild, Guinevere Kauffmann, Simon White
Donnerstag, 24. April, 2008
Pictures taken during the Girls' Day at MPA / MPE on April 24, 2008
Connecting star formation and black hole accretion with galaxy-galaxy interactions
Elemental fingerprints of the oldest stars
Rashid Sunyaev awarded with the 2008 Henry Norris Russell Prize of the American Astronomical Society
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.
Supernovae are NOT spherical
An international collaboration of researchers including the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) has uncovered geometric property of core-collapse supernovae.
A close look at solar granulation
Friedrich Kupka, Herbert J. Muthsam, Christof Obertscheider, Florian Zaussinger
Distortions to galaxy clustering yield clues to the puzzle of the accelerated expansion of the Universe
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).
Crafoord Prize 2008 awarded to Max Planck Astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev
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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