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Westerlund 1: a powerful cosmic-ray accelerator

Since more than 100 years, we know that cosmic rays – charged particles – are accelerated to extremely high energies in the Milky Way, our galaxy. And…

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Key milestone towards establishing the CTA Observatory

Formal request to establish the CTAO ERIC submitted

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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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Very-high-energy afterglow of a gamma-ray burst challenges emission scenarios

Researchers from the H.E.S.S. Collaboration succeeded to derive the intrinsic spectrum of the very-high-energy gamma-ray afterglow emission of a…

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Gammapy choosen as official Science Tools for CTA

The analysis of observational data in gamma-ray astronomy requires specialised analysis methods and software to reach the highest possible sensitivity…

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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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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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New experiment on the MPIK campus

Development work for future gamma-ray observatory

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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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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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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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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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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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Closing in on the neutrino mass

The GERDA experiment in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory is searching for a hypothetical nuclear decay called neutrinoless double beta decay…

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FlashCam-Elektronik hilft Ionenstrahltherapie zu verbessern

Bei der Ionenstrahltherapie ist es das Ziel, malignes Gewebe durch die ionisierende Wirkung von Ionenstrahlen zu zerstören. Gleichzeitig soll…

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Das extreme Universum erkunden: Internationale Kollaboration für ein neues Gammastrahlen-Observatorium am Start

Am 1. Juli 2019 haben 36 Forschungsinstitute aus neun Ländern offiziell ein Abkommen unterzeichnet, mit dem sie eine neue internationale Forschungs-…

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Erster Einsatz der CHEC-S-Kamera erfolgreich

Der Kameraprototyp „CHEC-S“ für die kleinen Tscherenkow-Teleskope von CTA mit Haupt- und Sekundärspiegel kam Ende April zu seinem ersten Einsatz. Nach…

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Neue Forschungsgruppe „Theorie astrophysikalischer Plasmen“

Seit Anfang Mai baut Dr. Brian Reville am MPIK die neue Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe „Theorie astrophysikalischer Plasmen (TAP)“ auf. Die Gruppe wird…

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H.E.S.S. geht in die Verlängerung

Neue Kamera für das große Teleskop

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Standortverträge für CTA Süd unterschrieben

Der Bau des Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) ist einen wichtigen Schritt vorangekommen. Diese Woche wurden in Santiago de Chile drei Verträge für den…

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EU Particle Physics & Astronomy commit to the Research Data Revolution making the European Open Science Cloud a reality

First quarter 2019 sees the exciting launch of one out of the five successfully retained INFRA-EOSC-04-2018 Cluster projects, which the European…

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15 Jahre Erforschung der Milchstraße mit H.E.S.S.

Seit 15 Jahren erforschen die H.E.S.S.-Teleskope die Milchstraße im Gammalicht. Aus diesem Anlass hat die H.E.S.S.-Kollaboration nun ihre bisher…

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Blasen im Pulsarwind schlagen Funken

Neuer Mechanismus für flackerndes Gammalicht aus dem Krebsnebel

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Zwei verdächtigte Sterne unschuldig an mysteriösem Antiteilchen-Überschuss

Mit dem HAWC-Observatorium in Mexiko gelang einem internationalen Wissenschaftlerteam der erste Weitwinkelblick im extrem energiereichen Licht auf die…

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Beginn der Multi-Messenger-Astrophysik

Am 17. August 2017 haben die Gravitationswellen-Detektoren Advanced Ligo und Advanced Virgo zum ersten Mal ein Signal vom Verschmelzen zweier…

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