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Laura Kreidberg new director at MPIA

May 05, 2020
Beginning May 15, 2020, Laura Kreidberg will be the new third director at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg. Kreidberg was most recently a Clay Fellow at the Center for Astrophysics, Harvard and Smithsonian.  She initiates and conducts world-leading research projects to characterize the atmospheres of planets around other stars. Starting this summer, she will establish and head a new department at MPIA, which will be closely linked to the existing departments at the institute. [more]
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Guido Münch (1921 – 2020)

May 04, 2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Guido Münch, who passed away in Pasadena, California, on April 29, 2020. Guido Münch was Director at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) between 1977 and 1989 and a Scientific Member of the Max-Planck Society. [more]
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Reimar Lüst - Pioneer of the MPIA passes away

April 06, 2020
Professor Reimar Lüst died on 31 March 2020 at the age of 97. He played a decisive role in the founding of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) 50 years ago [more]
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Honorary doctorate from Lund University for Thomas Henning

February 11, 2020
Prof. Dr. Thomas Henning, Director of the Planet and Star Formation Department at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the scientific faculty of the Swedish University of Lund. [more]
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ELT MICADO instrument successfully completes preliminary design phase

January 21, 2020
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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