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A scientific success story

December 06, 2021

The International Max Planck Research School on Astrophysics is celebrating its 20th birthday these days more

Interview with coordinator Prof. Dr. Werner Becker on the 20th anniversary of the IMPRS on Astrophysics more

The German Physical Society (DPG) awards the Stern-Gerlach Medal, the DPG's highest award for excellent achievements in experimental physics, to Frank Eisenhauer of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). Frank Eisenhauer is honoured for his "pioneering work in high-resolution infrared astronomy, which has revolutionized spectroscopic as well as astrometric studies." more

Obituary for Klaus Pinkau

October 20, 2021

Former MPE Director, Professor Klaus Pinkau, passed away in October in a Munich hospital at the age of 90. more

Sharp eyes for Euclid

September 29, 2021

In September, the payload module for the Euclid space telescope passed its final tests and is now ready for integration with the service module. Together with the Euclid telescope, the two instruments VIS and NISP, whose optics were developed and constructed at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, delivered sharp images after a simulated rocket launch. The Euclid mission is scheduled to launch into space in 2022 to study the “dark universe”. more

The Bavarian Minister for Science and Arts, Bernd Sibler, visited the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. In addition to a discussion with the Nobel Laureate and MPE Director Reinhard Genzel, he visited the integration hall and the MICADO laboratory. more

A new Partner Group has been established between the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) and the Department of Astronomy at the Universidad de Concepción in Chile. The focus of the group is the “baryonic cycle in galaxies” and head of the group is Dr. Rodrigo Herrera-Camus, who was postdoc at MPE from 2015 to 2019. more

At today’s 16th Marcel Grossmann meeting, Dr. Peter Predehl accepted the Institutional Marcel Grossmann Award, which has been awarded to the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE). The institute receives the award jointly with the S.A. Lavochkin Association and the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences “for the creation of the world’s best X-ray map of the entire sky”. more

From 27 June – 2 July 2021 the 70th Nobel Laureate Meetings took place in Lindau. Last year’s physics Noble Laureate Reinhard Genzel from MPE was one of the 70 Nobel Laureates who met with some 600 young scientists. more

First eROSITA X-ray data release to the public more

Meet the eROSITA Team

June 28, 2021


Interview of Nobel Laureate Reinhard Genzel with Harald Lesch at the Plenary Assembly of the 72th Annual Meeting of the Max Planck Society on 24.06.2021. more

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