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Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu

Scientific Members, Kollegium, Directors
Prof. Dr. Guinevere Kauffmann
Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu
Prof. Dr. Rashid Sunyaev
Prof. Dr. Simon D.M. White

External Scientific Members
Prof. Dr. Martin Asplund
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Giacconi
Prof. Dr. Rolf-Peter Kudritzki
Prof. Dr. Werner Tscharnuter

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Hendrik Wanger

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Dr. Hannelore Haemmerle
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Cornelia Rickl
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Dr. Hans-Thomas Janka
Phone: 089 30000-2228

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A pioneer in the development of electronic computing machines in Germany and one of the founders of gravitational wave astronomy is gone: on 4 January 2017, the astrophysicist Heinz Billing died at the age of 102. Billing was scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching from 1961 to '82.

Obituary to Heinz Billing

January 10, 2017

A pioneer in the development of electronic computing machines in Germany and one of the founders of gravitational wave astronomy is gone: on 4 January 2017, the astrophysicist Heinz Billing died at the age of 102. Billing was scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching from 1961 to '82.

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Former MPA director Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kippenhahn has received the Honorary Membership of the German Astronomical Society. The President of the Astronomical Society, Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz and Vice-President Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß in Göttingen presented Kippenhahn with the official document just before christmas. The honorary membership was already announced at the AG anniversary 2016 in Bochum in September. With this award the society appreciates both Rudolf Kippenhahn's great research record and his outstanding contributions in the field of science communication.

Honorary membership of the AG for Rudolf Kippenhahn

Former MPA director Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kippenhahn has received the Honorary Membership of the German Astronomical Society. The President of the Astronomical Society, Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz and Vice-President Prof. Dr. Joachim Wambsganß in Göttingen presented Kippenhahn with the official document just before christmas. The honorary membership was already announced at the AG anniversary 2016 in Bochum in September. With this award the society appreciates both Rudolf Kippenhahn's great research record and his outstanding contributions in the field of science communication.

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This week, the European Research Council and MPA-postdoc Jérôme Guilet signed the agreement for an ERC Starting Grant. The project funded will research exploding stars from first principles, in particular magnetars as engines of hypernovae and gamma-ray bursts.

Jérôme Guilet receives ERC starting grant

December 16, 2016

This week, the European Research Council and MPA-postdoc Jérôme Guilet signed the agreement for an ERC Starting Grant. The project funded will research exploding stars from first principles, in particular magnetars as engines of hypernovae and gamma-ray bursts. [more]
 
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