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Klaus Blaum new Vice President of the MPG

From 1 July 2020 the Max Planck Society has three new Vice Presidents elected by its Senate: Asifa Akhtar, Ulman Lindenberger and Klaus Blaum are now…

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Are neutrinos their own antiparticles?

The final result of GERDA, presented at a virtual conference, improves the lower limit for the half-life of the neutrinoless double beta decay in…

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Particle acceleration in extragalactic jets extends over thousands of light-years

An international collaboration bringing together over 200 scientists from 13 countries has shown that the very high-energy gamma-ray emission from…

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Surprising Signal in the XENON1T Dark Matter Experiment

Scientists from the international XENON collaboration announced today that data from their XENON1T, the world's most sensitive dark matter experiment,…

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Adriana Pálffy-Buß in das Heisenberg-Programm aufgenommen

Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) hat Privatdozentin Dr. Adriana Pálffy-Buß in das Heisenberg-Programm aufgenommen. Das nach dem…

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New measurement exacerbates old problem

Two prominent X-ray emission lines of highly charged iron have puzzled astrophysicists for decades: their measured and calculated brightness ratios…

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Quantum jump tipping the balance

Measuring tiny differences in mass between different quantum states provides new insights into heavy atoms

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Laura Cattaneo new research group leader at the MPIK

Dr. Laura Cattaneo was selected by the MPG for a position as an independent Max Planck Research Group (MPRG) leader. She will set up her group from…

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Water stimulates break-up of molecular rings

On the basis of experiments and theoretical calculations, researchers identified a new reaction in pairs of one water and one organic molecule which…

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New insights into the inner machinery of Eta Carinae

By which means does the extremely massive and luminous binary star Eta Carinae produce x-rays and gamma rays? In an MPIK-led study, astrophysicists…

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Quantum logic spectroscopy unlocks potential of highly charged ions

Atomic frequencies measured with 100 million times higher resolution

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First gamma-ray sky map with the new H.E.S.S. CT5 camera, two days after installation

The H.E.S.S. collaboration has upgraded its 600 square metre Cherenkov telescope with a new high-performance camera with fully-digital trigger and…

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Highly charged ion paves the way towards new physics

Orbital crossing and optical clock transition detected in Pr9+

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Adriana Pálffy-Buß erhält Röntgenpreis

Verleihung im Rahmen eines Akademischen Festakts der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

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Novel Explanation for the Higgs particle’s mass

Resolving a tension with LHC data

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First detection of gamma-ray burst afterglow in very-high-energy gamma light

Gamma-ray bursts, extremely energetic flashes following cosmological cataclysms, emit very-high-energy gamma-rays long after the initial burst. This…

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A new approach to the hunt for Dark Matter

Researchers now harnessing antimatter in their search for Dark Matter

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Eliciting an energetic secret from the Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova in our Galaxy which was observed in 1054 AD. Although it corresponds to one of the most studied…

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Distorted Atoms

Intense extreme-ultraviolet flashes modify electronic transitions

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Precision laser spectroscopy of highly charged ions

Novel method for finding narrow transitions

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