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Biermann Award for Eduardo Bañados

September 10, 2019
Eduardo Bañados, a staff scientist in the Galaxies and Cosmology Department of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, has been named the recipient of the German Astronomical Society's 2019 Ludwig Biermann Award. [more]
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Lise Meitner Research Group for Maria Bergemann

June 25, 2019
Maria Bergemann, scientist in the “Galaxies and Cosmology” department headed by MPIA director Hans-Walter Rix, is to receive support for a research group funded under the new Lise Meitner-Programme of the Max Planck Society (MPG). The group will work in the field of precise astrophysical spectroscopy, stellar populations and cosmic nucleogenesis. [more]
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Thomas Henning - Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

June 19, 2019
Prof. Thomas Henning, Director of the Department of Planet- and Star Formation at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg, has been elected an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). This was announced by the MTA (Hungarian: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia) following its last General Assembly. [more]
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A (simulated) Universe for Everybody – IllustrisTNG releases Petabyte data set

May 14, 2019
One of the largest and most detailed simulations of the cosmos has released most of its data to the public, as described in an article that has just been published. [more]
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Thomas Henning receives ERC Advanced Grant worth 2.5 million Euros for research of young planetary systems

April 16, 2019
Thomas Henning, Director at MPIA and Head of the Planet- and Star Formation Department, has received one of the coveted ERC Advanced Grants worth 2.5 million euros. The project, entitled "From Planet-Forming Disks to Giant Planets", is the first one to systematically investigate the diverse properties of protoplanetary disks and the resulting planets and their atmospheres. [more]
 
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