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Upcoming seminars

Pioniere des Wissens │ Die Nobelpreisträger*innen der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Feb 27, 2023 - Apr 10, 2023
Deutsches Museum München │ Bibliotheksbau │ Museumsinsel 1 │ 80538 München

Forming Hot Subdwarf OB Stars From Hierarchical Triple Systems

Mar 20, 2023 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA, Garching, Room: MPA New Lecture Hall and via zoom

The stochastic gravitational-wave background from astrophysical sources as a tracer of the Large-Scale Structure

Mar 21, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA, Garching, Room: MPA New Lecture Hall and via zoom

Dust Scattering Halo of 4U 1630-47 Observed with Chandra and APEX: Using Radio and X-ray Imaging to Constrain Source and Molecular Cloud Distances

Mar 21, 2023 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
ESO, Room: ESO Auditorium "Eridanus" and online

Multi-messenger studies of binary stellar systems with the SKA

Mar 22, 2023 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (Local Time Germany)
ESO Headquarters, Garching, Room: ESO Library and online

MAVIS AO tricks or how we pull rabbits out of the hat

Mar 22, 2023 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
ESO Fornax Room and online

ALMA x Dataiku Data Challenge: behind the scenes of data science challenge

Mar 22, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
online only

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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