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Kollaboration: In diesem Bild sind die Chandra-Daten in Lila dargestellt, vom NASA/ESA-Weltraumteleskop aufgenommenes sichtbares Licht in Rot, Grün und Blau sowie der Infrarotbereich des Spitzer-Weltraumteleskops in Rot. Die Urheberrechte gehören der NASA/ESA/UP.

Big Buddies in Space – Lidia Oskinova observes massive stars through space telescopes

Potsdam astrophysicist Lidia Oskinova uses the largest astronomical telescopes on Earth and in space to study massive stars. In addition to the Hubble... 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
Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam | Photo: privat

Tim Dietrich appointed Max Planck Fellow – Cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics and the University of Potsdam will be strengthened

Professor Tim Dietrich, junior professor at the University of Potsdam, will lead a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational... more
Prof. Katja Poppenhäger in the large refractor of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) at the Babelsberg. | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Planets – profession and passion – Prof. Katja Poppenhäger has found her niche in astrophysics

The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is located in a residential area surrounded by old trees on the edge of Babelsberg Park. Those... more
Scientific satellites traverse the challenging region of near-earth space known as the Van Allen radiation belt. | Figure: Yuri Shprits; background: NASA

Giant particle accelerator in the sky – Electrons are locally heated to extremely high energies within the Van Allen Radiation Belts, new study finds

The Earth’s magnetic field is trapping high energy particles. When the first satellites were launched into space, scientists led by James Van Allen... more
The Astrophysicist Nicole Reindl. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

The Future of Suns – Astrophysicist Nicole Reindl researches in the new postdoc program at the University of Potsdam

The University of Potsdam has offered 16 positions as part of its new postdoc program – with a free choice of topic. For three years, the junior... more
Sonneneruption. | Foto: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Storm in Space - How Data Assimilation Can Contribute to Forecasting Space Weather

They help us communicate over long distances, navigate unknown terrain, and predict the weather. Hundreds of satellites orbit the Earth servicing... more
Artistic depiction of the active galaxy core. The supermassive black hole at the center of the accretion disk sends an energized, sharply focused particle beam vertically into space. Graphic: DESY Science Communication Lab.

Signals Every Second – Astrophysicists Develop Telescope Alarm System for Next-Generation Gamma-Ray Observatory CTA

It is a step into a new dimension. The search for time-dependent phenomena in space is in full swing and, with it, the search for cosmic sources of... more
The Flame Nebula in the constellation Orion. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

From the Dark into the Light – Research initiative spotlights astrophysics in Potsdam

Potsdam is one of the four most important astrophysics research sites in Germany. Besides the University of Potsdam, three internationally leading... more

Luminous Gas Halos – Astrophysicists research galaxy envelopes in the young universe

It is a journey to the beginning of our being. The hunt for galaxies in the young universe and for what surrounds these heavenly worlds is in full... more