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4MOST soll eROSITA-Quellen nachbeobachten

4MOST to follow up on eROSITA sources

On 6 March, a series of White Papers was published to introduce  the 4MOST survey program to the scientific community. The 4-metre Multi-Object Spectroscopic Telescope 4MOST will be the largest spectroscopic survey facility of its kind in the Southern hemisphere and will address today’s most pressing astronomical questions in the fields of Galactic archaeology, high-energy astrophysics, galaxy evolu­tion and cosmology, starting its public survey program in 2022. MPE has contributed two of the White Papers with the aim of using 4MOST to the followup of eROSITA sources in two major surveys dedicated to Active Galactic Nuclei and Clusters of Galaxies, respectively.

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<p>RAS Honorary Fellowship in Astronomy awarded to MPE Director Ralf Bender</p>

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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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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Upcoming events

AGN feedback

Mar 25, 2019 10:45 - 11:45
ESO, Room: ESO library (room 365)

Lensed galaxies: a unique opportunity to study the kinematics at high redshift

Mar 25, 2019 15:30 - 16:30
MPA, Room: Large Lecture Hall E.0.11

Exploring the dimming event of RW Aur A through multi-epoch VLT/X-Shooter spectroscopy

Mar 26, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
ESO, Room: Library (room 365)

3D Radiation MHD Simulations of Gas and Dust in Protoplanetary Disks

Mar 27, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
USM, Scheinerstr. 1, München, Room: Room E.08

Probabilistic Linear Solvers - Treating Approximation as Inference

Mar 28, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPA, Room: New Seminar Room, E 0.11

Solar interior, helioseismology and neutrinos

Mar 28, 2019 15:15 - 16:00
ESO, Room: Auditorium "Eridanus"

2D Deconvolution with Adaptive Kernel

Mar 29, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
MPA, Room: Large Seminar room E.0.11

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Special Note

Girls' Day

Girls' Day

Girls can choose one of two offers for the Girls' Day at MPE: 1. Blick ins All mit "Infrarot- und Röntgenaugen" or 2. MPE Werkstatt: Bohren, Fräsen, Schneiden für die Astronomie.

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