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Functional nanophotonics with spectrally selective metasurfaces

from 05:15 PM to 06:30 PM (Local Time Germany)

AIV of "instruments"; few ado about too much possibilities

from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Galaxien - Mit den Augen des JWST gesehen

from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

A new window into planet formation with JWST

from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Collisional excitation of PO+ by para-H2

from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Present and past activity of Sgr A*

from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Local Time Germany)

Parity Violation in Cosmology

from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Intrinsic galaxy shapes as a novel probe of cosmology

from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)

How red-and-dead are early-type galaxies, really?

from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Inside the Cosmic Bonfire: Polarization and Magnetic Field in NGC 2024

from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Please note the unusual time and room!

Chasing shadows - Dark Matter searches at the Large Hadron Collider

from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Upcoming seminars

The First Detection of Line Pressure Broadening in a Protoplanetary Disk

Feb 28, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
ESO Headquarters, Garching, Room: ESO Library

Live Long and Prosper: Galaxy Cluster Evolution Through Cosmic Time as Seen from Simulations

Feb 28, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPE, Garching, Room: MPE Old Seminar Room X2/209 and online

Unveiling the Diversity of Low Surface Brightness Galaxies: Insights and Challenges

Feb 28, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
USM, Scheinerstr. 1, München, Room: Seminar hall and online

Title 1: "Probing bars and rings in the molecular gas distribution with PHANGS-ALMA"; Title 2: "Discovery of =2200 New Supernova Remnants in 19 Nearby Star-Forming Galaxies Using MUSE Spectroscopy"

Feb 29, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
MPE, Giessenbachstrasse, 85748 Garching, , Room: MPE Old Seminar Room X2/209 and online

Searching for the sources of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays with the Pierre Auger Observatory

Feb 29, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPP, Boltzmannstr.8, Garching, Room: MPP Main Auditorium A1.01 and online

Low mass galaxies and their dark matter halos: lessons learned from satellite galaxies and the dynamics of globular clusters

Feb 29, 2024 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
ESO Auditorium "Eridanus" and online

Job Offers

No Vacancies

Meet our MPA fellows

Kavli Summer Program In Astrophysics 2023:The lives, deaths and afterlives of interacting stars
The study of stellar structure and evolution, the lives and sometimes explosive deaths of stars, has involved numerous insights into physics and astrophysics. This summer school will bring together experts in stars and their interactions, including specialists in relevant modern computational tools, to work together with the student fellows to improve our understanding of the physics, outcomes, and significance of stellar interactions.
A look back forward
​​​​​​​​2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Max Planck Society. On February 26, 1948, in Göttingen, the proven concept of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society as a successful model of non-university research funding was rescued for the young Federal Republic, but also changed in a forward-looking way. Both are the basis of the MPG in its present form and success. The anniversary is celebrated as the most important caesura within the history of the MPG, which goes back to 1911, and at the same time sets the course for the future viability of the society, which must be discussed again and again.
Find out more in the MAX Intranet:

About MPA


Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu

Scientific Members, Kollegium, Directors
Prof. Dr. Selma E. de Mink
Prof. Dr. Guinevere Kauffmann
Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu
Prof. Dr. Volker Springel

Emeritus Directors
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Hillebrandt
Prof. Dr. Rashid Sunyaev
Prof. Dr. Simon White

External Scientific Members
Prof. Dr. Rolf-Peter Kudritzki
Prof. Dr. Werner Tscharnuter

Head of the administration
Pia Fischhaber


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


Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Garching
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1
Postfach 1317
D-85741 Garching, Germany

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