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Patzer Prize Winners 2021

November 29, 2021

On November 26, 2021, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) again awarded the Ernst Patzer Prizes for the promotion of young scientists. This year's winners are Felix Bosco, Maria-Claudia Ramirez-Tannus und Oliver Völkel (all from MPIA).
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Michelle Ziegler from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) has been honored by the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) and with the Willhelm Müller Foundation's sponsorship award as the best apprentice of the class of 2020.  The MPIA was also honored as a training company.
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Roelin Prize for Olaf Fischer

September 17, 2021

Olaf Fischer of Haus der Astronomie is the 2021 recipient of the Hanno and Ruth Roelin Prize for Science Outreach. The prize, which is awarded every two years by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg (MPIA), honors scientists, science journalists, and academic teachers who have been particularly successful in communicating new findings in astronomy and space research to a broader public. Awards may also be given for achievements in astronomy education.
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New high-resolution observations obtained with ESO’s MUSE instrument complement the PHANGS project’s data collection more

They may not look like much - just metal disks 80 centimeters (30 inches) across with some etched markings and hundreds of small holes - but round aluminum “plates” like this one from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have been vital to mapping our universe for more than 20 years. more

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