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07/18/2019
The MPP-team "Teilchenbeschleuniger" at this year's B2Run in Munich (Photo: private)

After the MPP team was unable to start in 2018 due to a violent thunderstorm, the anticipation this year was all the greater - and rightly so: The 18 athletes completed the 6.1 kilometer course in the Olympic Park in bright sunshine.

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06/24/2019
Dr. Karoline Schäffner

A new research group is starting at the Max Planck Institute for Physics, which is setting up another experiment for the detection of dark matter, called COSINUS. It is headed by Dr. Karoline Schäffner, who most recently conducted research at the Gran Sasso Science Institute in (GSSI) and the...

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05/23/2019
Post card for download

From A for Axion to Z for Z boson: The Max Planck Institute for Physics will be opening its doors to the public again from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m on June 1, 2019.

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05/14/2019
One of the detector modules in the CRESST experiment

A variety of astronomical and cosmological observations have now placed the existence of dark matter beyond dispute. However, no experiment has yet succeeded in establishing just what dark matter is made of. For many years, scientists have been seeking dark matter particles in various mass ranges....

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04/17/2019
Lena Funcke (Foto: privat)

Lena Funcke completed her doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Physics at the age of just 23. For her outstanding doctoral thesis, she receives the Dieter Rampacher Prize, which is awarded annually by the Max Planck Society to its youngest doctoral researcher to obtain a PhD.

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03/21/2019
Artistic view of collisions in Belle II

The Belle II detector got off to a successful start in Japan. Since March 25, 2019, the instrument has been measuring the first particle collisions, which are generated in the modernized SuperKEKB accelerator. The new duo produces more than 50 times the number of collisions compared to its...

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02/21/2019
Picture of a proton beam split into smal bunches

Having successfully accelerated electrons riding on a plasma wave, scientists in the AWAKE project continue to study and improve the underlying processes. Over the past few months a great deal of effort has been put into understanding how the 10-centimeter proton beam supplied by CERN’s SPS ring can...

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02/14/2019
Open House Day at the MPI for Physics

When two particles meet ... On the first Saturday in June, the Max Planck Institute for Physics will again open its doors to the public. We will show experiments used by scientists to explore and explain the Universe, and the theories they apply to find answers to unresolved questions. In our...

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12/19/2018
The telescopes of the CTA observatory on the southern hemisphere (Image: CTAO/M-A. Besel/IAC (G.P. Diaz)/ESO)

On 19 December 2018, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) Council and European Southern Observatory (ESO) signed the final agreements needed for CTA’s southern hemisphere array to be hosted near ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.

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12/17/2018
Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul leads the new Max Planck Fellow Group at the MPP (Photo: A. Heddergott/TUM)

A new research group will be launched at the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) in early January 2019. Its main focus will be on the analysis of decay of the tau lepton, an elementary particle related to the electron. The “Tautology Project” will be led by Max-Planck Fellow Stephan Paul,...

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