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    Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics

    The institute campus with a view of Heidelberg

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    The cryogenic storage ring CSR

    Copper strips distribute the cold to the experimental vacuum chambers of the CSR

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    Cameras for CTA

    CHEC for small telescopes in front of FlashCam for medium-sized telescopes

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    interactions in extremely intense laser pulses:

    pair creation and spin-dependent trajectories

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    CONUS experiment

    The four germanium detectors of the neutrino experiment CONUS inside their shielding

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    Fano profile

    The emergence of a spectral line

Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics

Welcome to the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK, Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics) in Heidelberg, a research establishment of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society). The MPIK does experimental and theoretical basic research in the fields of Astroparticle Physics (crossroads of particle physics and astrophysics) and Quantum Dynamics (dynamics of atoms and molecules).




The role of Ge-64 in rp-nucleosynthesis powering cosmic X-ray bursts

New nuclear physics data provide a better understanding of the properties of neutron stars. High-precision measurements of nuclear masses reveal…

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Electron recollision tracked in real-time in one shot

The motion of an electron in a strong infrared laser field is tracked in real time by means of a novel method developed by MPIK physicists and applied…

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Teaching prize of the faculty for Physics and Astronomy awarded to PD Dr. Teresa Marrodán Undagoitia

The MPIK congratulates PD Dr. Teresa Marrodán Undagoitia on being awarded the teaching prize of the faculty of Physics and Astronomy of Heidelberg…

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