News at MPA

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Astrochemical modelling of infrared dark clouds

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

Cosmological tensions and Dark Matter properties

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

It takes two to tango - binary stars in the era of gravitational waves

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

Nucleosynthesis based on modern core-collapse supernova simulations

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

Some cars are smarter than others

from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM (Local Time Germany)

Plasmonics and Photonics for Energy Conversion

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

Upcoming seminars

ZTF optical variability: the Type 1/Type 2 AGN dichotomy and the search for new changing-state AGNs

Nov 25, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA large seminar room E.0.11 and via zoom


Dec 7, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
MPA, Room: MPA, new seminar room E.0.11

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Note due to corona:Contacting MPA
Because of Covid and to protect MPA employees, (large) public events continue to be suspended. External guests are subject to the 3G rule and need to proof their compliance on entering the MPA building.
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About MPA


Managing Director
Prof. Dr. Volker Springel

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
Cornelia Rickl
Phone: 089 30000-2201
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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