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Neutrinos: First, Second and Third Order

from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)


from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Search for new light-weight physics

from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

The atmospheres of discs and planets

from 03:15 PM to 04:15 PM (Local Time Germany)

Geometric Variational Inference

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

Filaments: from the large-scale structure to the CGM

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

Gravitational Quantum Mechanics for Astronomers

from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Local Time Germany)

Galaxy Clusters in MillenniumTNG

from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Supernova Cosmology with ZTF, ULTRASAT and beyond

from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)

Synthetic light curves of luminous red novae: how to see 3D simulations

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

Reflections of a mature astronomer - Reloaded

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

Upcoming seminars

Reconciling Observations of Stars and Gas, Emission and Absorption, in the Adolescent Universe

Jun 26, 2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA, Room: MPA, new seminar room E.0.11

Q: Is Galaxy Formation “Solved”? Discuss.

Jul 3, 2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA, Room: MPA, new seminar room E.0.11

First Results from the SRG/eROSITA All-Sky Survey: From Stars to Cosmology

Sep 15, 2024 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany) - Sep 20, 2024 06:00 PM
Boltzmannstraße 15, Garching, Room: HS1 Hörsaal/lecture hall 1, TUM

Tag der offenen Tür am MPA

Oct 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA, Garching

Job Offers

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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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