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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
Künstlerische Darstellung einer numerisch-relativistischen Simulation der Verschmelzung zweier Neutronensterne mit einem Bild der bei einer Goldionen-Kollision entstandenen Teilchen.

New insights into neutron stars matter

For the first time, an international research team, including Prof. Dr. Tim Dietrich (Potsdam University/Max Planck Institute for Gravitational... 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
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