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Determining the structure of a molecule with laser-induced electron diffraction

Researchers show how laboratory-frame photoelectron spectra can be used directly to determine the molecular structure with atomic precision from…

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Experiments watch turbulent dynamo amplifying magnetic fields

An international collaboration, co-led by the University of Oxford and University of Rochester together with the Astrophysical Plasma Theory group at…

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Could Star Clusters be “PeVatrons”?

HAWC has detected cosmic gamma rays with energies up to at least 200 Teraelectron volt (TeV, 1012 eV) from the direction of the “Cygnus Cocoon”. This…

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X-ray double flashes control atomic nuclei

A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg has coherently controlled nuclear excitations using suitably…

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Funding for Florian Goertz's group extended

Due to the excellent result of an external review and a positive statement of the institute, the Max Planck Society has extended the funding of the…

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Measuring chirps at extremely high frequencies

A new method provides an ultrafast plasma switch, which temporally cuts off parts of high-frequency light flashes. Carried trillions of times faster…

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BASE opens up new possibilities in the search for cold dark matter

The Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment (BASE) at CERN’s Antimatter Factory has set new limits on the mass of axion-like particles – hypothetical…

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Limits of atomic nuclei predicted

Novel calculations have enabled the study of nearly 700 isotopes between helium and iron, showing which nuclei can exist and which cannot. In an…

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Jonas Karthein receives the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Dissertation Prize 2020

For his PhD thesis on "Next-Generation Mass Spectrometry of Exotic Isotopes and Isomers" Dr. Jonas Karthein was awarded the Heidelberg Wilhelm and…

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New Managing Director

At the turn of the year, Prof. Dr. Jim Hinton on a rotational basis took over the Institute management of MPIK. Deputy for the next 18 months is…

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Another milestone in the search for neutrinoless double-beta decay

The GERmanium Detector Array (GERDA) experiment at the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) of INFN, Italy, has reported its final results on…

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No longer “faster than permitted by our galaxy” ...

A collaboration between the groups of Maurice Leutenegger, José Crespo and Sven Bernitt from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, MPIK, Helmholtz…

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Jason Mather erfolgreich als Feinmechanik-Azubi

Glückwunsch zum Sieg im Leistungswettbewerb des Deutschen Handwerks

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Stern-Gerlach Medal for Joachim Ullrich

Joachim Ullrich, PTB President and External Scientific Member of the MPIK, receives the DPG’s most prestigious award in the field of experimental…

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Manfred Lindner elected AAAS Fellow

Honor for distinguished contributions to theoretical and experimental particle physics

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Appointment of Dr. Yun Jiang

Associate Professor at Sun Yat-sen University

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The coherence time of extreme ultraviolet frequency combs

Highly charged ions as a stopwatch

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What causes the mysterious XENON1T signal?

The XENON collaboration recently announced an unexpected signal in the low-energy electron-recoil spectrum of the XENON1T detector, i.e., in the area…

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On the search for coherent neutrino scattering: First results of the CONUS project

An upper limit for fully coherent scattering of neutrinos off atomic nuclei was determined for the first time with the CONUS neutrino detector at the…

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