Planets, stars, and galaxies form only the visible portion of the matter in the universe. Greater by far is the share accounted for by invisible "dark matter". Scientists have searched for the particles of dark matter in numerous experiments – so far, in vain. With the CRESST experiment, the search…

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Café und Kosmos am 15. September 2015, 19 Uhr im Ampere

Gravitationswellen - der Nachhall des frühen Universums

Kosmologen gehen davon aus, dass sich das frühe Universum in sehr kurzer Zeit sehr schnell ausgedehnt hat – sie sprechen von dieser Phase als Inflation. Damals entstand auch die Vorlage für das heutige „Design“ des Universums mit Galaxien, Sternen und Planeten. Allerdings fehlt bisher der Beweis für…

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Five young adults have started their professional training at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP). Training officer Engelbert Modjesch and members of the technical and Human Resources departments welcomed the apprentices and wished them all the best for their education. In the three years to…

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From Sept. 9 to 11, 2015, scientists of the CALICE collaboration will be meeting at the Max Planck Institute for Physics. In this project researchers are developing novel detectors to be used in future particle accelerators. The detectors measure the energy of particle fragments that are produced in…

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The CTA cooperation decided on the future sites of the Cherenkov Telescope Array: The telescopes will be located at the Paranal Observatory of ESO (European Southern Observatory) in Chile and on La Palma, Spain. There the IAC (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) runs the Roque de los Muchachos…

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The Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich has appointed a new press officer. Barbara Wankerl (49) started her new assignment in media relations and public outreach at the beginning of July. She is committed to reorganizing the research institute’s external communications and relaunching its web…

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Café und Kosmos am 14. Juli 2015, 19 Uhr im Ampere

Live-Schaltung zum LHC am CERN - Die Jagd nach neuen Teilchen geht weiter

Mit einer Rekordenergie von 13 Tera-Elektronenvolt kollidieren seit dem 3. Juni 2015 die Protonen in den riesigen Detektoren am Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Damit ist der weltgrößte Beschleuniger am CERN nach zweijähriger Generalüberholung und Ausbauarbeiten wieder in Betrieb. Für die Physiker…

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The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canaria (IAC) on Tenerife was honored by a visit of Felipe VI, King of Spain. The king was the VIP guest at the ceremony for IAC’s 30th anniversary. The next day, the monarch visited also the MAGIC telescopes on the island of La Palma, where he gained insight into…

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Turbulent processes take place close to supermassive black holes, which lurk in the centres of nearly all galaxies. They swallow up matter flowing in from the outside while at the same time producing so-called gas jets which shoot out into space in two opposite directions. Researchers at the Max…

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Today ATLAS and other particle physics experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) began recording physics data from 13 TeV proton collisions, which allow for precision studies of the Higgs boson and other Standard Model particles, as well as the search for new particles with higher masses.…

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