Dr. Hannelore Hämmerle
Dr. Hannelore Hämmerle
MPE Press Officer
Phone:+49 89 30000 3980Fax:+49 89 30000 3569

Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik

MPE Press Releases (2005 - ....)

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The magnetic field pattern of the Milky Way

December 06, 2011
New all-sky map shows complex structure of magnetic fields in unprecedented detail [more]
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2005 YU55 resembles a collection of rocks hurtling through space

November 17, 2011
The Herschel Space Observatory catches a glimpse of the minor planet during its rendezvous with Earth [more]
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Agreement on eROSITA data reached

October 19, 2011
German scientists ready for the hunt on dark energy [more]
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EUCLID space mission selected by ESA

October 04, 2011
The Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching, together with the Observatory of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, is a major partner in the EUCLID space mission that has been selected today by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Cosmic Vision Program. EUCLID¿s primary goal is to study the accelerating expansion of the universe. Launch is expected by the end of 2019. [more]
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James-Maxwell-Prize for Gregor Morfill

July 19, 2011
This year's James Clerk Maxwell Prize in Plasma Physics goes to Professor Gregor Morfill, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. With the award, the American Physical Society (APS) recognizes Morfill's pioneering and seminal contributions to the field of dusty plasmas. The bestowal of the award will take place at the annual meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics to be held in Salt Lake City in November 2011. [more]
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Reinhard Genzel receives Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2011

July 13, 2011
The highest honour for astronomical research in Germany, the Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the German Astronomical Society (AG), this year goes to the Garching astrophysicist Reinhard Genzel, director at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. The AG bestows the award to a researcher who made a discovery with wide-reaching consequences. Genzel and teams were able to provide evidence that the centre of our Milky Way harbours a Black Hole. This Black Hole in the galactic centre is the best empirical evidence for the existence of these exotic objects that are postulated in Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. [more]
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Gregor Morfill awarded research prize for plasma device

May 19, 2011
Max Planck research team receives the URGO’s 2010 research prize  [more]
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