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Special announcement

Pictures from the Open House 2017

Open House

Pictures from the Open House 2017 [more]

Structure

Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu

Scientific Members, Kollegium, Directors
Prof. Dr. Guinevere Kauffmann
Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu
Prof. Dr. Volker Springel
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

Head of the administration
Hendrik Wanger

Press and Public Relations
Dr. Hannelore Haemmerle
Phone: 089 30000-3980
Cornelia Rickl
Phone: 089 30000-2201
Dr. Hans-Thomas Janka
Phone: 089 30000-2228

Current research at MPA

NEWS at MPA

CAS Seminar

2365 1441970585

Topics of dust dynamics

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USM Colloquium

3480 1446804318

Chemical evolution of star forming galaxies

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LMU Talk

2287 1447412281

Quantum Mechanics and Geometry of Spacetime"

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MPE Seminar

3557 1449227433

The energy-dependence of quasi-periodic oscillations in the microquasar GRS 1915+105

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CAS Seminar

3476 1449229290

Porosity and band-strength measurements of multi-phase composite ices

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CAS Seminar

2366 1450092117

Water, methanol, ammonia, formaldehyde and other complex molecules in space viewed through the maser looking glass

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USM Cosmo Seminar

4032 1452857714

Past the power spectrum at the cosmic dawn

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MPE Seminar

2602 1452857793

Non-linear violent disc instability with high Toomre's Q in high-redshift clumpy disc galaxies

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ESO/MPA/MPE Gas Matters Club

3559 1453463082

"Absorbers in Super Luminous Supernovae (SLSNe)"

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High Energy Seminar: SESTAS Seminar

MPE Seminar

2603 1454313062

"The evolution of massive stars: constraints from surface abundances"

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Universe Colloquium

3699 1454313948

"Soft and Hard Physics with Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions"

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MPE High Energy Seminar

4347 1454671934

"What can we learn about AGN coronae and jet launching?"

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MPE High Energy Seminar

4349 1454672376

"A quest for young and energetic pulsars in the SMC: The case of IKT 16 & AX J0043-737

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Institute Seminar: MPA Institute Seminar

4389 1455527897

"The baryon content of dark matter halos"

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ESO Lunch Talk

4392 1455527862

"First scientific results from BRITE satellite mission"

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MPP Colloquium

4393 1455527845

"Quantum Gravity - General Introduction and Recent Developments"

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4397 1455528747

IMPRS Workshop

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Fruits of the Universe

Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

4396 1455527776

"Multiwavelength tests of a dark matter signal from the Inner Galaxy"

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Workshop

3674 1449130161

18th Workshop on Nuclear Astrophysics

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4463 1457698129

IMPRS talks to you - 1st Student Symposium

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5052 1457698157

IMPRS talks to you - 1st Student Symposium

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Star and Planet Formation

2553 1457697068

"Formation and Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds: Gravity or Turbulence"

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ESO Lunch Talk

3558 1457698056

"ISM Dynamics and Star Formation"

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ESO Special Talk: ESO/MPA/MPE `Gas Matters' Club

AGN Club

4394 1459242968

"Broad [CII] Line Wings as a Tracer of Molecular Outflows"

[more]

MPE Seminar

4348 1460717239

A Hard X-ray Look at Galaxies

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USM Galaxy Evolution

USM Colloquium

2232 1462186565

"The Evolution of Satellite Galaxy Quenching"

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MPA Institute Seminar: MPA Institute Seminar

908 1462777597

MPA's role as a midwife of gravitational wave astronomy

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MPP Colloquium: MPP Colloquium

1108 1462779312

"Statistical Tools for Discovery and Limits"

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High Energy Seminar

2235 1462782261

"High ionisation absorption in low mass X-ray binaries"

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Cosmology Seminar

1st CAS Lecture

5532 1463472825

"Molecular Clouds and Star Formation"

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ESO Lunch Talk

5533 1463472816

"The mass structure of galaxy clusters probed with strong gravitational lensing"

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CAS Seminar

5535 1463473165

"The Two Paths of Cluster Evolution"

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USM Galaxy Evolution

5536 1463472781

"The Puzzling Size Growth of Passive Galaxies"

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2nd CAS Lecture

5537 1463472768

"The Youngest Stars"

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Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

5538 1464181182

"Thinking Big (and Small): Frontier Science in the Era of Wide Field Lensing Surveys"

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MPA Institute Seminar

5558 1463739960

"Recombination physics and galaxy clustering"

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Student Event

5559 1463741756

"Meet the MPK Speaker"

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Cosmology Seminar

5561 1463988786

"On the velocity function of galaxies from the CALIFA survey"

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ESO Lunch Talk

5562 1463740006

"Out of this world: exploring the Universe with the largest emission-line surveys"

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MPP Colloquium

5563 1463740017

"The dark matter distribution of the Milky Way"

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MPE Seminar

5564 1463740029

"On the Velocity Function and Enrichment Histories of Galaxies"

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CAS Seminar

5565 1463740039

"Galactic Cold Cores and the study of dense interstellar medium"

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Student Event

5613 1464182084

"Meet the MPK speaker"

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Cosmology Seminar

5616 1464173461

"Weak lensing by galaxy troughs with modified gravity"

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Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

5622 1464181281

"Hiking in path-less terrain -- on the genesis of General Relativity"

[more]

CAS Seminar

CAS Seminar

2496 1465201378

"Astrochemistry in the age of broadband radio astronomy"

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USM Colloquium

5619 1465202331

"The amazing diversity of the gas content of an X-ray unbiased sample of galaxy clusters"

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Cosmology Lectures

5705 1465202580

"Galaxy Clustering in Redshift Space"

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AGN Club

2234 1465203301

"Tracing Outflows in AGN Forbidden Region with SINFONI"

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CAS Seminar

5703 1465201339

"Cloud fragmentation and dense core formation"

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MPA Institute Seminar

5612 1465799431

"Instability of mass transfer in a planet-star system"

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ESO Lunch Talk

2819 1465801804

"The properties of dwarf spheroidal galaxies and their connections with the LCDM paradigm"

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SESTAS Seminar

5615 1465801922

"Observations of Magnetic Fields in Pre-MS stars"

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Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

2554 1465804835

"A deep ALMA image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field"

I will present new results from the first deep ALMA continuum image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), designed to better connect our UV/optical and FIR/mm views of the high-redshift Universe. From a mosaic of 45 ALMA pointings we have constructed a 1.3mm image covering the full 4.5 sq arcmin of the HUDF as previous imaged with WFC3/IR and ACS on Hubble. This new image reaches an rms depth of 35 micro-Jy at a resolution of of 0.7 arcsec. I will describe the design and implementation of this project, and the analysis of the final data product both for source discovery and stacking in the galaxy mass/redshift plane. After presenting our results I will discuss the implications of our findings for our understanding of the 1.3mm background, the mass dependence of star formation and dust obscuration, and the history of cosmic star-formation density. I will close by discussing the prospects for future progress. [more]

ESO Galaxy Cluster

5461 1465805239

"Small stellar systems in (very) nearby galaxy clusters"

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Special USM Colloquium

5864 1466409665

"Radiative Feedback and the Formation of Massive Stars and Stellar Clusters"

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ESO Lunch Talk

5869 1466410440

"VMC star clusters science: an overview"

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AGN Club

5873 1466411316

"The Hunt for kpc-scale cold-gas outflows in nearby AGN-host galaxies"

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USM Galaxy Evolution

5620 1467013896

"Secular evolution and the growth of pseudobulges in disk galaxies"

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Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

5874 1467014079

"Galaxy Evolution in 3D"

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MPP Colloquium

5870 1467615545

"The Mu3e Experiment at PSI"

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USM Colloquium

ESO Galaxy Cluster

5878 1467615991

"Effective equation of state for small-scale perturbations in the ICM"

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Muenchner Physik Kolloquium

5867 1467964725

''Meet the speaker''

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MPE High Energy Seminar

5876 1467965500

"The Long-Term Variability of Active Galactic Nuclei"

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MPP Colloquium

5618 1468573226

"High-Field Lasers and Applications"

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Special Seminar

5868 1468569409

"Bayesian Component Separation"

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MPE Seminar

6374 1472458779

Optical turbulence profiler for a Multi Conjugated Adaptive Optics System and knowing SINFONI

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ESO Lunch Talk

5877 1472811519

"Highest precision limit on variation in the fine-structure constant from a single quasar absorption system"

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MPE High Energy Seminar

5621 1472811602

"Superluminous supernovae: state of art and future directions"

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Introductory Course on Particle and Nuclear Physics

6614 1474029621

"Particle and Nuclear Physics"

There will be coffee, tea and croissants during the lectures. [more]

Introductory Course on Particle and Nuclear Physics

6616 1474029599

"Particle and Nuclear Physics"

There will be coffee, tea and croissants during the lectures. [more]

Introductory Course on Particle and Nuclear Physics

6617 1474029576

"Particle and Nuclear Physics"

There will be coffee, tea and croissants during the lectures. [more]

1st Lecture

ESO Galaxy Cluster

6624 1474029033

"At the edge of galaxy clusters: splashback and accretion shock"

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1st Lecture

6672 1474633099

"Development of the Physics of Spin Isomers and its application to Astrochemistry"

"Symmetry and orders of magnitude, the two pillars of spectroscopy" [more]

1st Lecture

6673 1474633070

"Development of the Physics of Spin Isomers and its application to Astrochemistry"

"Conservation and variation of spin isomers by collision and radiation" [more]

EU Workshop

6685 1474881473

Regional Workshop: The European Research Council (ERC) "Focus: Starting & Consolidator Grants"

see announcement on black board [more]

MPE High Energy Seminar

6677 1474616779

"Galactic positrons from peculiar supernovae"

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Special MPA Colloquium

6674 1475159107

 "Planet formation in protoplanetary discs"

The detection of large populations of pebbles of mm-cm sizes in protoplanetary discs around young stars has motivated the study of pebble accretion as a driver of planetary growth. This seminar covers all aspects of planet formation by pebble accretion, from dust growth over planetesimal formation to the accretion of planetary embryos and fully-grown planets with gaseous envelopes.  Pebbles are accreted at a very high rate, orders of magnitude higher than accretion of planetesimals, and the rate decreases only slowly with distance from the central star. This allows planetary cores to start their growth in much more distant positions than their final orbits. The giant planets orbiting our Sun and other stars, including systems of exoplanets in very wide orbits, can therefore be formed in complete consistency with planetary migration. I will demonstrate tracks of planetary mass versus semi-major axis for all the major classes of planets and outline priorities for future research directions in planet formation. [more]

MPP Colloquium

6678 1475841719

"From chips to Higgs and back--tracking detectors in modern particle physics experiments"

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Special MPE Seminar

6681 1476442705

"Dissecting the Milky Way. Report on the 2016 IAP Paris Conference on The Milky Way and Its Environment"

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MPA Institute Seminar

7481 1477047724

"The primordial magnetic field in our cosmic backyard"

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ESO/MPA/MPE Gas Matters Club

5567 1478255033

"Gas accretion via galactic fountains"

[more]

MPP Colloquium

High Energy Seminar

MPA Institute Seminar

5865 1478867043

"Detect first star signatures with PopII GRB and DLA"

[more]

Muenchner Physik Kolloquium

Cosmology Seminar: Cosmology Seminar

CAS Seminar

CAS Lecture

5704 1478867792

"Behind the scenes: how negative molecular ions were discovered in space"

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Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

Bayes Forum

USM Seminar

7712 1479470070

"Galaxy Formation through the dark ages until today"

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MPA Institute Seminar

7714 1479470205

"Circumgalactic Cosmology"

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MPE Talk

7718 1479470969

"Probing structure formation and cluster evolution in the outskirts of galaxy clusters"

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ESO Lunch Talk

7721 1479471523

"Tracing Galaxies by their Shadows: Evolution of Metals and Dust in Galaxies from Quasar Absorption Systems"

[more]

Special Seminar

7722 1479471796

"NUEX: how NUcleosynthesis can constrain EXplosions?"

[more]

USM Colloquium

7729 1479474832

"Cosmic Ray Acceleration in Galactic Interactions and its Implications"

[more]

Master Colloquium

7730 1479474980

"Nebular Spectra of Type Ia Supernovae"

[more]

Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

7732 1479475174

"The many flavours of star cluster dynamics"

[more]

ESO Lunch Talk

7783 1480072232

"The Molecular Outflows in NGC 253 and Circinus as Revealed by ALMA"

[more]

Universe Cluster Science Week

7670 1480927366

Symmetries in the early Universe

Please safe the date! A detailed program will be announced later. But as usual we are going to have talks from all Cluster research areas, i.e. astronomy, cosmology, astroparticle, particle and nuclear physics. Prizes for the two Universe PhD Awards 2016 will be given. In addition, there will be a General Assembly of all Cluster members on Wed., 7 Dec, including elections for Research Area Leaders and Cluster Coordinators.Everybody is welcome. There will be no registration, no fee. [more]

Special Seminar

7851 1480925394

"Inferring the core-collapse supernova explosion mechanism with gravitational waves"

[more]

MPA Visitor Seminar

7854 1480925784

"Understanding the ionized gas in galaxies -- simulations and observations"

[more]

*KES: Knowledge Exchange Series

7906 1481288363

"Ethics in Astronomy"

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Muenchner Physik Kolloquium

7848 1481288147

Meet the speaker"Twisting DNA: The role of twist-bend coupling"

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Cosmology Seminar

MPP Colloquium

Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

7855 1481287568

Mixing in stars in the era of high-performance computing

Mixing in the radiative zones of stars is one of the least well understoodcomponents of stellar evolution, and yet can, in many instances, play acrucial role. In recent years, however, much progress has been made inquantifying mixing by a variety of hydrodynamic instabilities, thanks tonumerical experiments that have strongly benefited from advances insupercomputing. I will review the state of the field, and presentperspectives on what can and should be done next by the stellar evolutioncommunity, and by the astrophysical fluid dynamics community. [more]

ESO/MPA/MPE Gas Matters Club

7946 1481896694

''Modelling the dust content of galaxies over cosmic time''

[more]

ESO/MPA/MPE Gas Matters Club

Muenchner Physik Kolloquium

7947 1483623365

Meet the speaker - Particle physics beyond colliders

[more]

Arnold Sommerfeld Lectures

8295 1483624506

"The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics"

[more]

Arnold Sommerfeld Lectures

8296 1483624606

"Symmetries, Duality and the Unity of Physics"

[more]

Arnold Sommerfeld Lectures

8297 1483624642

"Duality in 2+1 Dimensions"

[more]

Special Cosmology Seminar

Special Cosmology Seminar

8362 1484306081

Hunting dark matter: All Bases Covered

[more]

Special Structure Formation

Special Structure Formation

8746 1484907170

"Testing cosmology with small and large scales"

[more]

ESO Lunch Talk

6619 1484908715

"Losing sight of CO in galaxies: cosmic rays and the CMB effect"

[more]

Special Galaxy Seminar

8298 1484908816

"The dark matter content and structure of dwarf galaxies"

[more]

Special Structure Formation

8748 1484909155

"Quenching, black hole feedback and anisotropic thermal conduction"

[more]

Special Structure Formation

8749 1484909222

"Action-based dynamical modeling for the Milky Way disk with Gaia

[more]

Special Galaxy Seminar

8747 1484908906

"Supernova Feedback: from Multiphase ISM to Galactic Outflows"

[more]

MPA Institute Seminar

7847 1485512871

Bayesian metamodels for astronomical image analysis

[more]

Muenchner Physik Kolloquium

Cosmology Lectures

8845 1485515379

"Parameter estimation from CMB data sets"

[more]

KES: Knowledge Exchange Series

Cosmology Seminar

7949 1486126523

"Phase-space reconstruction of the cosmic large-scale structure"

[more]

MPP Colloquium

7950 1486126744

"Precision Physics at the Energy Frontier -- New Physics without Bumps"

[more]

MPA Talk

8904 1486126909

"HPC Architectures of the next generation"

[more]

ESO/MPA/MPE Gas Matters Club

MPA Institute Seminar

9015 1486721364

"The assembly of galaxies in dark matter haloes"

[more]

ESO Lunch Talk

9016 1486723606

"The Radial Acceleration Relation: linking baryons and dark matter in galaxies"

[more]

Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

9020 1486722317

"30 years of SN 1987A"

[more]

Special USM Colloquium

9094 1487336682

"The low surface brightness frontier"

[more]

MPP Colloquium

Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

9098 1487336998

"Galaxy Cluster Studies with the South Pole Telescope"

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Bayes Forum

9099 1487332461

"Surrogate minimization in high dimensions"

[more]

Astroparticle Physics Seminar

9152 1487936089

"Search For GeV Emission From Several `Dark' TeV Sources"

[more]

Special MPA Seminar

9155 1487936401

"Secular evolution of Milky Way-type galaxies"

[more]

Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

9153 1488544253

"Stars and stellar evolution"

ALMA has been producing stunning images and results for stars acrossthe mass and evolutionary ranges. In this talk, I will focus on someresults for Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars (AGB), Planetary Nebulae, RedSupergiants (RSG) and Supernovae. An area of particular interest is theshaping process by which AGB stars evolve to form often highly axisymmetricPlanetary Nebulae - what are the roles of binarity and magnetic fields? Aswell as the mechanisms by which some of the stars are losing large amountsof mass (10-7 to 10-4 Msun/yr) to the interstellar medium. Finally I willdiscuss how ALMA long baseline and high frequency data are starting tohelp answer some of the long-standing questions in stellar evolution. [more]

CAS Seminar

9091 1490348837

"Molecular shocks in the interstellar medium"

[more]

MPP Colloquium

9018 1490348968

"Astro-, Particle and nuclear physics of dark matter direkt detection"

[more]

CAS Seminar

9525 1490948036

"New clues on the origin of nitrogen in the solar system"

[more]

Munich Joint Astronomy Colloquium

9528 1490953938

"Cosmological Weak Lensing: Recent Results"

Cosmological Weak LensingWeak gravitational lensing is a unique technique to map the distribution of dark matter in the universe. It is also a sensitive probe of large scale structures in the universe and cosmological parameters. I will first briefly describe the principles of weak lensing. I will then review the current observational status of this field, highlighting several new measurements especially from the ongoing Dark Energy Survey (DES). I will then discuss the status of tensions between cosmological probes and results for a new integrated approach to combine them. [more]

CAS Seminar

EU/Horizon 2020

4390 1494229548

"EU Grants and Fellowships for Post-Docs in Horizon 2020

[more]

Special MPE Seminar

9090 1494833386

"Jets from black-hole X-ray binaries: formation, content, and destruction"

[more]

High Energy Seminar

High Energy Seminar

10028 1495176215

Mapping the accretion flow around black holes through X-ray reverberation

[more]

Muenchner Physik Kolloquium

Universe Colloquium

7347 1497004576

"Rescuing Gauge Mediation with Neutrinos"

[more]

Muenchner Physik Kolloquium

7780 1497857742

"Retracing some key landmarks in the ultrafast world"

[more]

Tag der offenen Tür am MPP

10205 1496753066

Tag der offenen Tür am MPP

[more]

Star and Planet Formation Seminar

AGN Club

9529 1499165875

"New models for the clumpy obscurer around AGN"

[more]

Special Universe Talk

7789 1499676577

"The Higgs as a way to discover new physics"

[more]

USM Colloquium

7786 1500281038

"The formation of slow and fast rotating elliptical galaxies"

[more]

Special Universe Talk

10515 1500279395

"Planet formation" TBD

[more]

USM special Seminar

10596 1500878637

"Integrated approach to cosmology"

[more]

MPA Special Seminar

Fruits of the Universe

ESO Conference: ESO Galaxy Cluster

10909 1503911105

Reaching New Heights in Astronomy — Celebrating ESO's achievements and perspectives from 10 years of Tim de Zeeuw as Director General

The last decade has witnessed a great expansion in the footprint of ESO on the world astronomical landscape, with many developments at Paranal and La Silla, the construction and start of operations of ALMA, the continuing success of APEX, and the arrival of new Member States. The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) has advanced conclusively, funding has been secured, and construction has started. The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) has recently selected its southern site to be on the ESO area that also contains Paranal, with ESO as a partner. At the conclusion of Tim de Zeeuw's ten years at ESO, it is timely to celebrate these advances. The conference will cover the development of the Organisation and its activities over the last decade, focusing mostly, but not exclusively, on scientific advances, and will outline the prospects which these developments open for the future. More information, including the programme<http://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/2017/newheights2017/program.html>, is available on the conference website. [more]

Star and Planet Formation

CARSEM

3894 1504871220

"Physicists in the area of risk & finance"

[more]

ESO/MPA/MPE Gas Matters Club

ESO Lunch Talk

9095 1505471523

"Constraining Physics of Accretion and Jets in Low Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei"

[more]

ESO Informal Discussion

Fruits of the Universe

Research Area Science

6742 1506325001

Research Area C Science Day

[more]

 
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