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linkPfeil.gif Leibniz Prize 2007 for Guinevere Kauffmann
December 2006
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.

linkPfeil.gif Nobel Prize recognises confirmation of the Hot Big Bang
October 2006
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.

linkPfeil.gif A neutron star-driven X-ray flash associated with SN 2006aj
September 2006
P. Mazzali, J. Deng, K. Nomoto, D. N. Sauer, E. Pian, N. Tominaga, M. Tanaka, K. Maeda, A. V. Filippenko

linkPfeil.gif The Supernova that Made the Crab Nebula
July 2006
F.S. Kitaura, H.-Th. Janka, R. Buras, A. Marek, W. Hillebrandt

linkPfeil.gif Gold Medal for Simon White
May 2006
Prof. Simon White, Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics, wins the Gold Medal 2006 of the Royal Astronomical Society

linkPfeil.gif LOFAR - a new radio telescope in Germany
May 2006
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.

linkPfeil.gif Starquake reveals hidden structure of a neutron star
May 2006
T. E. Strohmayer und A. L. Watts

linkPfeil.gif New Map of Milky Way Reveals Millions of Unseen Objects
March 2006
Revnivtsev M., Sazonov S., Gilfanov M., Churazov E., Sunyaev R.

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