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Kippenhahn Prize 2014 is awarded to two junior scientists
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.
Three-dimensional computer simulations support neutrinos as cause of supernova explosions
Understanding how stars form from molecular gas
Guinevere Kauffmann and Mei-Ling Huang
A new observable of the large-scale structure: the position-dependent two-point correlation function
Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 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.
Biermann lectures - How to model an extra solar planet
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.
Understanding X-ray emission from galaxies and galaxy clusters
Mike Anderson, Massimo Gaspari, Simon White, Wenting Wang and Xinyu Dai
Computer simulation confirms supernova mechanism in three dimensions
Tobias Melson, Hans-Thomas Janka
Dusty substructure in a galaxy far far away
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.
Chushiro Hayashi Prize awarded to Eiichiro Komatsu
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.
The Software Legacy of the Planck Mission
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.
Rashid Sunyaev receives Zel'dovich Gold Medal from the Russian Academy of Sciences
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.
Rashid Sunyaev receives Eddington Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society
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.
Measuring gas velocities in galaxy clusters with X-ray images
Eugene Churazov, Massimo Gaspari, Irina Zhuravleva, Alex Schekochihin, Rashid Sunyaev
Planck reveals first stars were born late
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.
Galactic anatomy with gamma rays
Marco Selig, Valentina Vacca, Niels Oppermann, Torsten Enßlin
Starburst cycles in galaxies
Girls Day 2015: Changing Skies
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.
A new standard ruler: Measuring angular diameter distances using time-delay strong lenses
Inh Jee, Eiichiro Komatsu and Sherry H. Suyu(ASIAA)
Kippenhahn Prize 2013 for Tyrone Woods
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"
Stars influence the central distribution of dark matter in galaxy clusters
Chervin Laporte and Simon White
A new neutrino-emission asymmetry in forming neutron stars
Detailed gravitational lens modelling of the galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+2223
Stefan Rau, Simona Vegetti and Simon White
Looking into the heart of a supernova explosion
First detection of Cobalt gamma-ray lines from a type Ia supernova (SN2014J) with INTEGRAL
Eugene Churazov receives Harrie Massey Award
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.
X-ray diagnostics of the donor star in ultra-compact X-ray binaries
Filippos Koliopanos and Marat Gilfanov
Dissertation Award for Mike Anderson
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.
Igniting a supernova explosion
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.
Looking in all the right places: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey extends its reach
At the beginning of July, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey started a new phase with three major new programmes.
New light on the origin of the Galactic ridge X-ray emission
Margherita Molaro, Rishi Khatri, Rashid Sunyaev
Stellar halos reveal galactic accretion: Big fish eat small fish
R. D'Souza, G. Kauffmann, J. Wang, S. Vegetti
Biermann Lectures 2014
Biermann Lectures - Astrophysical research with computer simulations - Volker Springel
Resolving the radio sky
Henrik Junklewitz, Michael Bell and Torsten Enßlin
A New analytical model for turbulence pressure in galaxy clusters
Xun Shi and Eiichiro Komatsu
An observational and theoretical view of the atomic gas distribution in galaxies
Jing Wang & Guinevere Kauffmann
Connecting the formation of monster black holes to streaming motions in the early Universe
Takamitsu Tanaka, Miao Li and Zoltán Haiman
Superfluid Effects in Neutron Star Oscillations
M. Gabler (MPA, Valencia), E. Müller (MPA), P.Cerdá-Durán (Valencia), T. Font (Valencia) and N. Stergioulas (Thessaloniki)
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