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How heavy is an alpha particle?

Using the high-precision Penning trap for light ions (LIONTRAP), physicists from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, the GSI Helmholtz…

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: telescopes explore the high-energy universe

The "Astronomy Picture of the Day" from 6 September 2023 features a short film showing gamma astronomy with the H.E.S.S. telescopes in Namibia. Over…

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Yearbook 2022: Liquid Crystal meets ultrafast laser spectroscopy

Liquid Crystals (LCs) represent a benchmark material to study phenomena which occur across different states of matter, occupying a spot between solids…

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Roadshow „Universe on Tour“ in Heidelberg

The roadshow "Universe on Tour - Lights out! Stars on!" of the 2023 Year of Science "Our Universe" visited Heidelberg from July 19 to 23. A…

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A Universe of Probabilities - The MPIK at Explore Science

At this year's "Explore Science", the Klaus Tschira Foundation's annual science experience days, everything focused on the topic of mathematics. Over…

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Harnack Medal for Daniel Zajfman

The Max Planck Society honours Daniel Zajfman with the Harnack Medal in recognition of his remarkable contributions to the advancement of science and…

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Dominik Lentrodt recieves Otto Hahn Medal

PhD student of the MPI for Nuclear Physics honored for outstanding doctoral thesis

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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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Girls'Day at MPIK

On April 27, for the first time since 2019, the Girls'Day took place again at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik (MPIK).

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ERC Advanced Grant awarded to MPIK-group leader Sven Sturm

Priv. Doz. Dr. Sven Sturm has been awarded one of the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants in the latest round of calls for proposals by the European…

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First WIMP search results from the XENONnT experiment

The XENON collaboration presented today results from XENONnT, the latest-generation experiment of the XENON Dark Matter project dedicated to the…

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Massive star clusters as a source of very-high energy galactic cosmic rays

The Astrophysical Plasma Theory group at MPIK demonstrated that supernova remnant shocks interacting with collective wind outflows of massive star…

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Electron polarization for probing plasma current filamentation instability

Using particle-in-cell simulations scientists from the theoretical quantum dynamics division at MPIK showed that electron radiative polarization…

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Helium recycling process successfully established

Some of the experimental research groups at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) deal with precision experiments on stored ions, for…

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Christoph Keitel receives the Lamb Prize 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics congratulates Prof. Dr. Christoph Keitel on receiving the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and…

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Final results from the STEREO experiment reject sterile neutrino hypothesis

After several years of operation, the STEREO collaboration published the final results of their antineutrino studies. With their data, the researchers…

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Antonino Di Piazza appointed to the University of Rochester

PD Dr. Antonino Di Piazza has accepted a call to a full tenured professorship at the University of Rochester in NY, USA, and as distinguished…

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‘FestKolloquium’ in honour of Werner Hofmann and Felix Aharonian

On Dec 8th, a ‘FestKolloquium’ was held in honour of Werner Hofmann and Felix Aharonian, two giants in the field of very-high-energy astrophysics.…

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