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12/21/2017

The Max Planck Institute for Physics wishes you a merry Christmas, a pleasant end to the year and a good start to the New Year! We look back on an eventful year – and forward to exciting insights and interesting events in 2018.

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12/13/2017

After only a few months construction time, the CTA project reached an important milestone: Last week, the mirror mountings were installed on the first Large-Sized Telescope (LST) of the CTA observatory. The LST (Large-Sized Telescope) is the largest model of the about 100 telescopes to be built in...

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11/29/2017

Particles4U is a competition aimed at schools, but also at artists. The competition topic is particle physics and the role it plays in daily life. Deadline for registration and submission is 7 January 2018.

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11/20/2017

Preparations for the new Belle II detector at the modernized SuperKEKB accelerator in Japan are in full swing. A few months ago, Belle II was rolled into position in the accelerator ring. Individual detector system tests will now follow: on November 18, 2017, physicists and engineers installed the...

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11/09/2017

The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) reinforces its Theory Department: Under the leadership of Angnis Schmidt May, the group “Gravitational theory: Massive spin 2 fields” studies the gravitational force and its theoretical description. The scientist also lectures at the chair for Mathematical...

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10/30/2017

Dr. Eleonore Trefftz, Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Physics, later Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching, passed away on October 22, 2017 at the age of 97. With Eleonore Trefftz, the Max Planck Society loses a remarkable researcher and...

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10/19/2017

The nature of dark matter is probably one of the most pressing questions in modern physics. Although the existence of dark matter, due to many astrophysical and cosmological observations of its gravitational influence, is difficult to refute, an experimental detection in the laboratory is still...

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09/20/2017

What gives the particles of cosmic radiation, which permeate the universe, their high energy? It is suspected that supernova remains might act as naturally occurring particle accelerators. Cassiopeia A is one of a handful of such objects in our galaxy and has therefore long been regarded as a...

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09/15/2017

The Max Planck Institute for Physics commemoratds its 100th anniversary. On October 1, 1917, the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics started operations with Albert Einstein as director. The MPI for Physics celebrated its jubilee with a scientific symposium that took place from October 10 to...

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09/13/2017

At the beginning of September five young people began their professional training at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP). Three of them – Franziska Kienitz, Jannis Haas und Felix Butz – have embarked on a training as electronic technicians for for devices and systems. Thomas Brunner und...

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