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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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