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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

Café 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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10/04/2022

The Max-Planck-Institute of Physics (MPP) welcomes Prof. Dr. Marumi Kado, previously full professor at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, as the new director of the department for experiments at high-energy particle colliders. He initially took up his new position in a part-time capacity and is…

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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

Café & Kosmos on 20 September 2022

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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