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On Friday 11 January, the Royal Astronomical Society announced that MPE Director Ralf Bender is awarded an RAS Honorary Fellowship in Astronomy for the unique combination of research leadership and institutional service.

RAS Honorary Fellowship in Astronomy awarded to MPE Director Ralf Bender

January 14, 2019

On Friday 11 January, the Royal Astronomical Society announced that MPE Director Ralf Bender is awarded an RAS Honorary Fellowship in Astronomy for the unique combination of research leadership and institutional service.

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Professor Amiel Sternberg, of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, has been appointed External Scientific Member at the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). His fields of research are the interstellar medium, star formation, galaxy evolution, and theoretical astrophysics. In particular, he will be working closely with the Infrared and Submm-Group at MPE.

Prof. Amiel Sternberg appointed External Scientific Member of the MPE

December 19, 2018

Professor Amiel Sternberg, of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, has been appointed External Scientific Member at the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). His fields of research are the interstellar medium, star formation, galaxy evolution, and theoretical astrophysics. In particular, he will be working closely with the Infrared and Submm-Group at MPE.

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Project News

Last week at LAM Marseille, the optical assembly consisting of the camera lens assembly “CaLA” and the corrector lens assembly “CoLA” have been fully integrated on the near-infrared optics NISP for the Euclid satellite. Euclid is an ESA mission, planned to launch in 2022 to study the “Dark Universe”. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics are responsible for the overall optical design of the near-infrared instrument NISP NI-OA.

MPE-built optical assembly fully integrated on EUCLID-NISP

December 21, 2018

Last week at LAM Marseille, the optical assembly consisting of the camera lens assembly “CaLA” and the corrector lens assembly “CoLA” have been fully integrated on the near-infrared optics NISP for the Euclid satellite. Euclid is an ESA mission, planned to launch in 2022 to study the “Dark Universe”. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics are responsible for the overall optical design of the near-infrared instrument NISP NI-OA.

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The Excellence Cluster "From the Origin of the Universe to the First Building Blocks of Life", ORIGINS Cluster for short, will be launched on 1 January 2019. This was decided on 27.09. by the Excellence Commission headed by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The interdisciplinary research network deals with the structure and development of the universe from the Big Bang to the emergence of life.

DFG announces funding for Excellence Cluster ORIGINS

The Excellence Cluster "From the Origin of the Universe to the First Building Blocks of Life", ORIGINS Cluster for short, will be launched on 1 January 2019. This was decided on 27.09. by the Excellence Commission headed by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The interdisciplinary research network deals with the structure and development of the universe from the Big Bang to the emergence of life. [more]
The completion of NOEMA phase 1, the first phase of the NOEMA project was officially celebrated on Wednesday, September 19th. IRAM and its partner institutes have completed the first, decisive step towards one of the most important German-French-Spanish initiatives in astronomy: developing the most powerful and most sensitive telescope at millimetre wavelengths in the Northern hemisphere. Four years after the inauguration of the first NOEMA antenna, ten 15-meter dishes currently constitute the observatory and have provided ground-breaking scientific results.

Halfway mark for NOEMA

The completion of NOEMA phase 1, the first phase of the NOEMA project was officially celebrated on Wednesday, September 19th. IRAM and its partner institutes have completed the first, decisive step towards one of the most important German-French-Spanish initiatives in astronomy: developing the most powerful and most sensitive telescope at millimetre wavelengths in the Northern hemisphere. Four years after the inauguration of the first NOEMA antenna, ten 15-meter dishes currently constitute the observatory and have provided ground-breaking scientific results. [more]
Water trapped in dust grains from which the Earth formed can explain the current large amount of water on Earth. This is suggested by scientists from the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, based on calculations and simulations. The research will appear in two articles in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

NOVA: Water in Small Dust Grains Can Explain Large Amounts of Water on Earth

September 11, 2018

Water trapped in dust grains from which the Earth formed can explain the current large amount of water on Earth. This is suggested by scientists from the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, based on calculations and simulations. The research will appear in two articles in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. [more]
The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) will move forward with mapping the entire sky following a $16 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grant will kickstart a ground-breaking all-sky spectroscopic survey for a next wave of discovery, anticipated to start in 2020, just after the start of the all-sky survey by the MPE’s eROSITA X-ray telescope.

Next Generation Astronomical Survey to Map the Entire Sky

November 16, 2017

The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) will move forward with mapping the entire sky following a $16 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grant will kickstart a ground-breaking all-sky spectroscopic survey for a next wave of discovery, anticipated to start in 2020, just after the start of the all-sky survey by the MPE’s eROSITA X-ray telescope. [more]
 
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