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09/30/2022

30 years ago, 88 research institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the ATLAS experiment at CERN. To date, ATLAS is the largest particle detector ever built. The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) has been in the lead from the very beginning: MPP scientists drove the large-scale…

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09/22/2022

Once again, an apprentice of the Max Planck Institute for Physics has been awarded. Pascal Kunert (25) completed his apprenticeship as an electronics technician for devices and systems in 2021 with excellent results after a shortened apprenticeship period.

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08/11/2022

Julia Summerer has just graduated from high school. She is currently doing an internship at the Max Planck Institute for Physics, more precisely with the "MAGIC" working group. The scientists in this group are working on two large telescopes of an international research collaboration on the Canary…

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08/03/2022

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Astrochemical Evolution: From Stars to Life

Is there life in space? What does that mean exactly, to search for life in space? We know of only one planet on which life has developed. Accordingly, researchers initially assume that life on other planets requires conditions similar to those on Earth: Liquid water, carbon compounds and an…

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07/06/2022

The innovative AWAKE technology is based on a plasma wave on which electrons "surf" and are accelerated to collide with other particles. A study has now shown how the surf waves can be precisely controlled – an essential prerequisite for AWAKE to one day be used for particle physics experiments. The…

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07/05/2022

What holds the world together? Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed, theoretical physicist from the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton, and Prof. Armin Nassehi, sociologist from LMU München, give answers to this question – and a glimpse into the future of science.

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07/04/2022

Exactly ten years ago, the ATLAS and CMS experiments announced a resounding success: Little less than three years after the launch of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the last missing piece in the Standard Model of particle physics had been found: The Higgs boson, a kind of messenger of the…

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06/03/2022

July 4, 2012 marks an unforgettable day in particle physics. On this date, the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN announced the discovery of the Higgs boson. This year's 10th birthday of the Higgs particle is being celebrated in around the world. In Germany, the Committee for Elementary Particle…

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06/01/2022

The Career Day at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) will take place “live” at the institute again. Young physicists can find out about career options in 12 companies on June 24, 2022. A maximum of 120 people can register for the event. There are still a few free places.

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05/20/2022

Simone Zoia’s doctoral thesis in theoretical particle physics has been recognized as outstanding PhD research. The book series “Springer Theses" included his work on "Modern Analytic Methods for Scattering Amplitudes” in its program, a selection of the very best contributions made by the younger…

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