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Prof. Dr. Simon D.M. White

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Prof. Dr. Guinevere Kauffmann
Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu
Prof. Dr. Volker Springel
Prof. Dr. Simon D.M. White

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Prof. Dr. Martin Asplund
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Giacconi
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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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NEWS at MPA

Gravitational lensing is becoming increasingly important for the study of distant galaxies and dark matter. Two groups have recently detected transient events emanating from far-away lensed galaxies, apparently due to extreme magnification of individual stars. MPA researchers Giulia Chirivì and Sherry Suyu contributed to the mass modelling of the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1-2403, one of the most efficient lenses in the sky. In 2014, the Hubble Space Telescope observed two unusual transient events that appeared behind the galaxy cluster in a strongly lensed galaxy at z~1, faster and fainter than any supernova, but significantly more luminous than a classical nova. The findings are published in Nature Astronomy by Rodney et al. (2018).

Cosmic flashing lights

Gravitational lensing is becoming increasingly important for the study of distant galaxies and dark matter. Two groups have recently detected transient events emanating from far-away lensed galaxies, apparently due to extreme magnification of individual stars. MPA researchers Giulia Chirivì and Sherry Suyu contributed to the mass modelling of the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.1-2403, one of the most efficient lenses in the sky. In 2014, the Hubble Space Telescope observed two unusual transient events that appeared behind the galaxy cluster in a strongly lensed galaxy at z~1, faster and fainter than any supernova, but significantly more luminous than a classical nova. The findings are published in Nature Astronomy by Rodney et al. (2018). [more]
Unravelling Enigmas of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors and Cosmology through Strong Lensing

ERC Grant for Sherry Suyu: Cosmic Fireworks Première

December 04, 2017

Unravelling Enigmas of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors and Cosmology through Strong Lensing

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The WMAP science team has received the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for detailed maps of the early universe that greatly improved our knowledge of the evolution of the cosmos and the fluctuations that seeded the formation of galaxies. The prize will be shared among the entire 27-member WMAP experimental team including Eiichiro Komatsu, director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching.

Breakthrough Prize for WMAP

December 03, 2017

The WMAP science team has received the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for detailed maps of the early universe that greatly improved our knowledge of the evolution of the cosmos and the fluctuations that seeded the formation of galaxies. The prize will be shared among the entire 27-member WMAP experimental team including Eiichiro Komatsu, director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching. [more]
 
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