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Harold C. Urey Prize for Anders Johansen

July 23, 2013
The Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) awarded Dr. Anders Johansen the Harold C. Urey Prize for his outstanding achievement in planetary research. [more]

Royal Astronomical Society Honours the SAURON Team with the Group Achievement Award 2013 – MPIA Scientists Involved

July 12, 2013
A few days ago at the UK National Astronomy Meeting in St. Andrews, the Royal Astronomical Society presented its Group Achievement Award to the SAURON team, including MPIA scientists Dr. Remco van den Bosch and Dr. Glenn van de Ven. [more]

ESA Awards Major Euclid Contract

July 09, 2013
After years of planning a space mission, the awarding of contracts for actual construction to industry marks a major step. This step has now been taken for the Euclid mission, a space telescope slated for launch in 2020 which is set to explore the dark side of our cosmos: The ubiquitous dark matter, which can only be detected indirectly, but whose gravitational attraction plays a key role for the structure of galaxies and galaxy clusters, and dark energy, which is responsible for the fact that our universe not only expands, but accelerates its expansion. [more]

Astronomical Conference "Protostars & Planets" to take Place from 15 to 20 July 2013

July 09, 2013
Nine hundred scientists will be meeting in Heidelberg between 15 and 20 July 2013 for one of the biggest astronomical conferences anywhere in the world. On these six days, the experts intend to exchange views and knowledge about the present state of research on the evolution of stars and planets. [more]

MPI for Astronomy Employee's Children join the "Glückskinder" in September

July 01, 2013
The MPIA has expanded its existing services for improving ways to reconcile career, academia and family. As of September 2013, six further crèche places will be available to the institute in the "Glückskinder" group. The "Glückskinderwelt" in Heidelberg is centrally located and easy to reach, offers extremely flexible opening hours and uses the latest educational methods. [more]
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