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Annalisa Pillepich wins Golden Spike Award

October 14, 2019
Annalisa Pillepich, group leader in the Galaxies and Cosmology department of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, has won the “Golden Spike Award” handed out by the High-Performance Computing Center, Stuttgart (HLRS). Each year, the award honours the three most excellent projects that have performed computations on the center’s clusters. Pillepich, together with her colleague Dylan Nelson from the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, won the award for TNG50: a high-resolution simulation of galaxy evolution from the Big Bang to the present day. [more]
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For newborn planets, solar systems are naturally baby-proof

October 10, 2019
Numerical simulations by a group of astronomers, led by Mario Flock from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, have shown that young planetary systems are naturally “baby-proof:” Physical mechanisms combine to keep young planets in the inner regions from taking a fatal plunge into the star. Similar processes also allow planets to be born close to stars – from pebbles trapped in a region close to the star. The research, which has been published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, explains findings by the Kepler space telescopes that show a large number of Super-Earths orbiting their stars very closely, at the edge of the baby-proof region. [more]
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Cosmic collision produces neutrino

October 07, 2019
The volatile particle collected by the IceCube detector probably comes from the turbulent centre of a faraway galaxy [more]
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When dwarfs give birth to giants

September 26, 2019
A newly discovered exoplanet challenges current models pertaining to planet formation [more]
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Prize awarded by the Spanish Astronomical Society for Conchi Cárdenas Vázquez

September 24, 2019
Best Spanish PhD in instrumentation [more]
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Galactic conveyor belts feed star formation

September 12, 2019
How magnetic fields push the formation of stars [more]
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ELT MICADO instrument successfully completes preliminary design phase

September 11, 2019
MICADO (Multi-Adaptive Optics Imaging Camera for Deep Observations), the first camera developed specifically for the E-ELT (European Extremely Large Telescope) still under construction, has passed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR). The Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) is playing a key role in the development of the instrument. [more]
 
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