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Pair plasma generated in laboratory experiments at CERN

An international team of scientists has developed a novel way to experimentally produce pair plasma ‘fireballs’ on Earth, opening a new frontier in…

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Scientist from the MPI für Kernphysik receives multiple awards for her outstanding doctoral thesis

Dr. Laura Olivera-Nieto from the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik has been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal and the Otto Hahn Award by the Max Planck…

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Cold astrochemistry traced in the lab

Pioneering measurements of cold ion-neutral collisions at the Cryogenic Storage Ring reveal an unexpected isotope effect. [Phys. Rev. Lett. / Phys.…

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Increased precision in ion trap enables unprecedented measurement accuracy

Scientists led by the Max-Planck-Institutes für Kernphysik have succeeded in significantly increasing the measurement stability of a Penning trap.

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Habilitation of Christian Buck

The Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg has granted Dr Christian Buck the Venia Legendi for the subject of…

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Susanne Mertens appointed new Director at the MPIK

Susanne Mertens joined the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK) in Heidelberg as a new director. She has taken up the position of Director on a…

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Ghost particle on the scales

What is the mass of a neutrino at rest? This is one of the big unanswered questions in physics. Neutrinos play a central role in nature. A team led by…

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Workshop on Physics Beyond the Standard Model at MPIK

The workshop „New Physics Directions in the LHC era and beyond“ will take place at the MPIK from April 22nd to 26th. About 100 leading international…

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Klaus Blaum new member of the Leopoldina

The Presidium of the "German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina - National Academy of Sciences" has elected Prof. Dr Klaus Blaum, Director at the Max…

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Obituary for Bogdan Povh

On 14 February 2024, at the age of 91, passed away Professor Dr Bogdan Povh, Emeritus Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear…

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Tracking down the secrets of neutrinos with supernovae

Scientists of the MPIK and the "Gleb Wataghin" Institute of Physics of the University of Campinas in São Paulo, Brazil have investigated the influence…

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Almudena Arcones Max-Planck-Fellow at MPIK

Origin of heavy elements: Nuclear matter under extreme conditions

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Astrophysical Jet Caught in a “Speed Trap”

How Gamma Rays Track the Velocity of the Galactic Microquasar SS 433’s Jets and Uncover Highly Efficient Particle Acceleration.

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Guoyuan Huang appointed at the China University of Geosciences in Wuhan

Dr. Guoyuan Huang accepted as of Febrary 1, 2024, a call for an associate professorship at the School of Mathematics and Physics of the China…

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New Managing Director at MPIK

At the turn of the year, Honorarprofessor Dr. Christoph H. Keitel on a rotational basis took over the Institute management of MPIK. This is his second…

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Test of quantum electrodynamics and world record mass measurement

Researchers at the MPI for Nuclear Physics have succeeded in testing the theory of quantum electrodynamics in strong fields with unprecedented…

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A slingshot for electrons in astrophysical plasma shocks

A group of the theory division at MPIK identified a slingshotlike electron injection process in preturbulent relativistic plasma shocks distinct from…

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CONUS+ starts data collection at KKL Leibstadt/CH

The CONUS project is about the exciting properties of neutrinos, weakly interacting particles that are extremely difficult to detect. Neutrinos, or…

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José R. Crespo López-Urrutia elected into DFG review board

MPIK scientist successful in DFG review board election

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