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01/26/2023

As of January 1, 2023, there are new spokespersons in the research collaborations MAGIC and AWAKE. The choice fell on two scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Physics. Patric Muggli will in future represent for the AWAKE project at CERN, which is developing an innovative accelerator…

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01/18/2023

The impact of the European Soccer (Football) Championship 2020 on the incidence of the Corona pandemic differed a lot among the participating countries. The extent to which the numbers of infections and deaths from COVID-19 increased depended primarily on the initial situation. This was determined…

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01/16/2023

Physicist Allen Caldwell is the new Managing Director at the Max Planck Society's Semiconductor Laboratory (HLL), effective immediately. In this role, he works closely with Jelena Ninkovic, who is the head of the HLL and responsible for operation of the lab. Allen Caldwell succeeds Siegfried Bethke,…

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01/13/2023

The two MAGIC telescopes on the Canary Island of La Palma have been in existence for 20 years. With a mirror diameter of 17 meters and special cameras, they measure what cannot actually be measured on Earth: Gamma rays that reach us from extremely energetic objects in the universe.

Dr. Axel…

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01/09/2023

Galaxy clusters consist of up to several thousand galaxies and are the largest known structures in the cosmos. The collision of galaxy clusters releases more energy than any other physical process since the Big Bang. Much of this energy propagates through the thin gas that fills the space between…

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12/15/2022

The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) congratulates Siegfried Bethke. The long-time director of the High Energy Physics Department is receiving a high honor: He is being awarded the Cross of Merit on Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, also known as the…

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12/15/2022

Cafe and Kosmos on January 18, 2023

What neutrinos tell us about the universe

Supermassive black holes are among the most mysterious objects in our universe. With a mass of many billions of suns, they sit at the center of galaxies and hold them together in their interior. In particularly active galaxies, they produce some of the brightest cosmic phenomena ever observed in…

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11/16/2022

Cafe and Kosmos on December 12, 2022

Are neutrinos their own anti-particles?

To find out the origin of matter in our universe is one of the great goals of physics. Whether there are particles which are at the same time their own antiparticles is a central question. For neutrinos, such a conjecture has existed for almost 90 years. At the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in…

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11/02/2022

The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) welcomes Babette Döbrich, who has begun research at the institute on November 1. She prevailed in the challenging application process of the Lise-Meitner Excellence Program and will immediately head an experimental research group at MPP that focuses on the…

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10/11/2022

The Max Planck Institute for Physics bids farewell to its former Managing Director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Volker Soergel (* 9.3.1931 † 5.10.2022).

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