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Prof. Dr. Simon D.M. White

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

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Hendrik Wanger

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Dr. Hannelore Haemmerle
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Cornelia Rickl
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Dr. Hans-Thomas Janka
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In contrast to popular belief, lightning often does strike twice, but the reason why a lightning channel is ‘reused’ has remained a mystery. Now, an international research team led by the University of Groningen and including scientists from Germany has used the LOFAR radio telescope, which also includes a station operated by the MPA, to study the development of lightning flashes in unprecedented detail.

Why lightning often strikes twice

In contrast to popular belief, lightning often does strike twice, but the reason why a lightning channel is ‘reused’ has remained a mystery. Now, an international research team led by the University of Groningen and including scientists from Germany has used the LOFAR radio telescope, which also includes a station operated by the MPA, to study the development of lightning flashes in unprecedented detail. [more]
For her science outreach project "Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace" in Cyprus, MPA researcher Francesca Fragkoudi won the “Falling Walls Science Engagement of the Year” in 2018 together with Shane McCracken “I am scientist, get me out of here“.  The prize was presented at the Falling Walls Conference in November 2018 in Berlin.

Francesca Fragkoudi wins Falling Walls Science Engagement Prize of the Year 2018

February 01, 2019

For her science outreach project "Columba-Hypatia: Astronomy for Peace" in Cyprus, MPA researcher Francesca Fragkoudi won the “Falling Walls Science Engagement of the Year” in 2018 together with Shane McCracken “I am scientist, get me out of here“.  The prize was presented at the Falling Walls Conference in November 2018 in Berlin. [more]
 
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