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Statistics from Outer Space - The MPIK at the Explore Science

What do two dice have to do with the acceleration of charged particles in the universe? How do researchers detect extremely energetic light from…

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Molecular double-slit and quantum tunnelling in intense laser light

When a light wave hits a double-slit, a characteristic pattern of bright and dark stripes appears behind the obstacle, generated by constructive or…

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Quantum electrodynamics tested 100 times more accurately

Using a newly developed technique, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in Heidelberg have measured the very small…

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How magnetic is helium-3?

In a joint experimental-theoretical study, physicists at the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK), together with collaborators…

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Key milestone towards establishing the CTA Observatory

Formal request to establish the CTAO ERIC submitted

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Collisions with electrons cool molecular ions

Laser spectroscopic measurements on methylidene ions in the CSR using the elektron cooler

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Intense laser light modifies the pairing of electrons

The quantum-mechanical exchange interaction between electrons, a consequence of the Pauli exclusion principle, can be specifically modified with…

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Appointment of Giorgio Busoni

Assistance Professorship at the Australian National University

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Frederik Depta receives a Best Paper Award

Frederik Depta receives a Best Paper Award from the Cluster of Excellence "Quantum Universe" for his paper "Dark Matter from Exponential Growth"…

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H.E.S.S. watches a nova outburst for the first time

Last August marked the first opportunity to observe a nova outburst in very-high-energy gamma rays and to follow both its growth and subsequent fading…

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Tracers of cosmic ray propagation

Halos around pulsars in very-high-energy gamma rays provide decisive clues.

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Matter/antimatter symmetry and “antimatter clock” studied at once

In Nature, the BASE collaboration at CERN reports on the world's most accurate comparison between protons and antiprotons: The charge-to-mass ratios…

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Explosion in a biomolecule

When cells are exposed to ionising radiation, more destructive chain reactions may occur than previously thought. An international team led by…

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Quantum algorithms bring ions to a standstill

Laser beams can do more than just heat things up; they can cool them down too. That is nothing new for physicists who have devoted themselves to…

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MPIK twice among the finalists for “Breakthrough of the Year 2021“

Both the work on coherent control of nuclear excitations with suitably shaped X-ray light and the new method for sympathetic laser cooling of protons…

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Honorary doctorate for Heinrich Völk

The Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics congratulates Prof. Dr. Heinrich Völk on the award of an honorary doctorate by the Siberian Branch of the…

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Adriana Pálffy-Buß appointed to the University of Würzburg

PD Dr. Adriana Pálffy-Buß has accepted an appointment to a W2 professorship in theoretical quantum information and quantum optics at…

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Professorship for Anne Harth

Dr. Anne Harth, head of a junior research group in the Pfeifer department at MPIK, has accepted a professorship for “Computational Optics & Light…

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3G Rule at MPIK

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, the 3G rule to reduce the incidence of infection goes into effect.

Employers and employees must carry certificates of…

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Andreas Wolf receives Dieter Möhl Medal

Andreas Wolf received a Dieter Möhl Medal 2021 for “his pioneering work in the use of low energy electron coolers in merging electron beams for atomic…

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