This book of MPE research and experimental highlights for the years 2013 to 2015 was produced for the MPE Fachbeirat Meeting of June 27 to 29, 2016. Its goal is to provide a comprehensive overview as well as detailed information on science results, data analysis activities, ongoing experimental projects and detector developments in a fashion that is supplementary to the Science Report for these years. Scientists were encouraged to submit their highlight contribution for the three-years period. The authors of the posters are clearly identified and are solely responsible for their contents.

The contributions are sorted according to MPE groups (the main groups as well as sub-groups). They are also marked by different colors of their abstracts. Inside the groups posters are sorted with respect to science or instrumental/hardware topics.

Whole Book (pdf, 37 MB!)

Front Cover:

The grey spheres on the background panel image (credit: Zosia Rostomian, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) illustrate the pattern of the "baryon acoustic oscillations" from the early Universe. Galaxies today have a slight tendency to be located on spheres whose radius is given by the sound horizon scale at recombination, rs (the effect is greatly exaggerated in this illustration). This characteristic scale, imprinted in the galaxy distribution as measured from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), is seen as peaks in the correlation functions (left inset). The comparison of this scale with the predicted value can be used to constrain basic cosmological parameters, such as the matter density and the dark energy equation of state (right inset). Time series of position-velocity-diagrams of the Brackett-gamma line emission from the recently discovered gas cloud G2 falling toward Sgr A*, the massive black hole in the Galactic Center. The diagrams are a composite of seven years of near-infrared integral field spectroscopy, obtained at the VLT with SINFONI by applying adaptive optics.

For details see the poster at page 80.

last update 2016-07-15 by A. Agudo

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