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Potsdam Joins ELLIS, the European AI Network of Excellence

ELLIS, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems, today announced the inclusion of Potsdam as a new region in the prestigious... more
Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich

Astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich receives IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize

A good start in 2023: Astrophysicist Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich receives IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in General Relativity and Gravitation and a... more
Freigeist Fellow Felix Lang at Campus Golm

The Ultimate Semiconductor – Felix Lang develops solar cells and radiation detectors for outer space and medicine

Dr. Felix Lang prefers to work in the lab rather than at the computer. „When we test our solar cells, you can see immediately whether they are good or... more
Simulation of a neutron-star/black-hole coalescence in which the neutron star is tidally disrupted during the merging process.

Einstein Put To the Test – Gravitational Wave Researcher Prof. Tim Dietrich Is Dealing With Heavy Weights In Space

Tim Dietrich is only 34 years young and has already had a remarkable scientific career: In 2017, PhD thesis with distinction at Friedrich Schiller... more
Prof. Karoline Wiesner

33 Questions to Prof. Dr. Karoline Wiesner

What connects ant colonies and the Internet, financial markets and the human brain? They are complex systems – a comparatively new field of research,... more
Humboldt Fellow Dr. Anuradha Samajdar

Fascinating Universe – Humboldt Fellow Anuradha Samajdar on Analysis of Gravitational Waves

Since January 2022 Dr. Anuradha Samajdar has been a Humboldt Fellow in the Theoretical Astrophysics research group at the Institute of Physics and... more
Artistic View of a white dwarf merger.

Rare Stellar Wedding – Astronomers find stars covered in helium burning ashes

Astronomers of the Universities of Potsdam and Tübingen discovered puzzling star surfaces covered with carbon and oxygen which might have formed in a... more
Auf dem Foto ist Elmar Kriegler zu sehen, Leiter der Forschungsabteilung „Transformationspfade“ am Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) mit einem Fokus auf das Forschungsfeld „Klimaschutz- und nachhaltige Entwicklungspfade“ und Professor für Integrated Assessment of Climate Change an der Universität Potsdam. Das Foto ist vom PIK/Karkow.

33 Questions to “interface researcher” Prof. Dr. Elmar Kriegler

What can we do to stop climate change? Why has so little of it been implemented so far? And why does science not always get through to politics? Elmar... more
Galaxy simulation | Photo: AIP/Pfrommer

Astrophysicists Lutz Wisotzki and Christoph Pfrommer Receive ERC Advanced Grants

The European Research Council ERC has awarded two jointly appointed professors of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the... more
A systematic comparison shows that serial synchrotron crystallography (SSX) and serial femtosecond crystallography (SFX) can yield data of equivalent quality. This opens new collaborative opportunities exploiting the advantages of both light sources to study biomolecular dynamics. | Image credit: Jörg Harms (MPSD)

Seeing protein crystals in a different light – Serial protein crystallography at XFELs and synchrotrons opens up new avenues

An international team of researchers from Germany, UK and Canada with participation of the University of Potsdam, has found that two of the worlds... more