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New Managing Director at MPIK

At the turn of the year, Honorarprofessor Dr. Christoph H. Keitel on a rotational basis took over the Institute management of MPIK. This is his second…

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A slingshot for electrons in astrophysical plasma shocks

A group of the theory division at MPIK identified a slingshotlike electron injection process in preturbulent relativistic plasma shocks distinct from…

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Towards the next-generation atomic clock

Joint experimental-theoretical study at MPIK identifies a metastable state in highly charged lead

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Precise testing of quantum electrodynamics

Measurement of the g factor of the electron in hydrogen-like tin confirms the standard model of particle physics under extremely high electric field…

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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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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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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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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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X-ray analysis without doubt

Four-decade enigma of cosmic X-rays solved

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Suitable polarization of ultrarelativistic electrons for high-energy experiments

High-precision high-energy physics at accelerators demands longitudinally spin-polarized electron beams, e.g., the Q-weak experiment at Jefferson Lab…

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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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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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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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Important measuring method of neutrino physics on the test bench

With precise mass measurements and highly accurate calculations, a team led by MPI for Nuclear Physics has now succeeded in independently testing the…

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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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The coherence time of extreme ultraviolet frequency combs

Highly charged ions as a stopwatch

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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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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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On the way to a nuclear clock

Physicists have measured the energy released when the lowest known metastable state of the thorium-229 nucleus decays to the ground state. This is a…

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Erste Resultate des neuen ALPHATRAP-Experiments

g-Faktor des gebundenen Elektrons in borartigen Argon-Ionen mit höchster Präzision gemessen

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Laserblitze für polarisierte Elektronen- und Positronenstrahlen

Simulationsrechnungen zeigen neue Verfahren zur effizienten Polarisation

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Hertha-Sponer-Preis für Adriana Pálffy-Buß

Für ihre wegweisenden theoretischen Untersuchungen von Quanteneffekten in der Wechselwirkung von Röntgenstrahlung mit Atomkernen erhält PD Dr. Adriana…

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Zeitmessung ohne Stoppuhr

Volle Zeitabhängigkeit der Antwort eines Atoms auf starke Laserfelder durch Spektralanalyse extrahiert

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Intensives Licht verlangsamt hochenergetische Elektronen

Evidenz für Quanteneffekte der Strahlungsrückwirkung

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