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12/03/2021

With Paolo Nason and Niccolò Cribiori, the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) welcomes two fellows of the renowned Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: At the MPP, the two Italian scientists are conducting research in two different fields of theoretical particle physics Physics: Nason in the…

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12/01/2021

Giulia Zanderighi, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Physics is now Liesel Beckmann Professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). With this professorship, TUM honors outstanding female scientists whose careers serve as role models for young female academics.

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08/03/2021

The top quark is the heaviest of all elementary particles found in nature. The mass of this point-like particle corresponds to that of the comparatively of the much larger gold atom. One of the production sites for top quarks is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. When protons collide, top…

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06/16/2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021: Open day at the Max Planck Institute for Physics

Visitors meet elementary particles – online

On June 26, the Max Planck Institute for Physics will be hosting another open day. The Institute is virtually opening its doors and offering the general public the opportunity to experience experiments and lectures live, to visit laboratories and workshops online, and to discuss their research with…

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04/23/2021

The future of particle acceleration has begun. AWAKE is a promising concept for a completely new method with which particles can be accelerated even over short distances. The basis for this is a plasma wave that accelerates electrons and thus brings them to high energies. A team led by the Max…

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04/14/2021

Messier M87 is 55 million light years away from Earth. As is the case for probably all galaxies, there is a huge black hole in its center. In 2017, a host of telescopes observed the object over the entire energy spectrum. The spectacular result of this extensive observation campaign was the famous…

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03/31/2021

The LEGEND 200 experiment is set to search for extremely rare neutrinoless double beta decay. Finding it could answer a central physics question: is the neutrino its own antiparticle? To detect the decay, scientists use highly sensitive Germanium detectors. However, in order to identify “real”…

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03/25/2021

There are many questions surrounding the elementary particle neutrino, in particular regarding its mass. Physicists are also interested in whether besides the “classic” neutrinos there are variants such as the so-called sterile neutrinos. The KATRIN experiment has now succeeded in strongly narrowing…

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03/18/2021

Despite the corona pandemic, the production of next-generation ATLAS muon chambers at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is proceeding as planned. Due to the current contact restrictions, the technicians are only permitted to work in shifts that vary on a daily basis. Nevertheless, the…

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03/09/2021

Theoretical particle physicists sometimes compare Feynman integrals to “wild beasts”. Three physicists have now succeeded in partially taming these wild beasts with the help of mathematics. Their scientific achievement should make theoretical calculations of particle collisions considerably easier.

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