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The world traveller

March 05, 2014

Lisa Kaltenegger deals with other planets – and quite successfully at that [more]

Quantum Physics


Outsmarting optical boundaries

June 19, 2009

Trying to controvert a seemingly incontrovertible law is a hard job. And Stefan Hell discovered just how hard when he attempted to thwart the resolution limit of optical microscopes. Initially, his ideas fell on deaf ears. Today, however, Stefan Hell is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry. [more]



Zigzag course to the stars

August 16, 2005

In the year 2005, Günther Hasinger, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics at that time, was the first astronomer in 15 years to be awarded the prestigious Leibniz Prize. But the path that led Hasinger to the stars has not been without its detours. [more]

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