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Upcoming seminars

From the large-scale structure to dark matter constraints

Sep 25, 2023 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA, Garching, Room: MPA large seminar room E.0.11 and via zoom

Bypassing the Cosmic Distance Ladder: Testing Type II Supernovae as Independent Distance Indicators

Sep 26, 2023 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
ESO Headquarters, Garching, Room: ESO Auditorium "Telescopium" and online

Formation and evolution of the young stars in the Galactic Center

Sep 26, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPE, Room: MPE New Seminar Room X5 1.1.18ab

CO and CI line emission support large disk masses around large Myr-old disks

please note the unusual time
Sep 26, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
ESO Auditorium "Telescopium" and online

The Perseus ALMA Chemical Survey (PEACHES): III. Sulfur-bearing species tracing accretion and ejection processes in young protostars

Sep 27, 2023 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPE, Garching, Room: online only

Science that I've done, and science that I want to do at ESO

Sep 28, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
ESO Library and online

The Supermassive Black Hole - Galaxy Connection

Sep 28, 2023 03:15 PM - 04:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
ESO, Garching, Room: ESO Auditorium "Eridanus" and online

Job Offers

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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