Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Research publications

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Research publications 2018

The universe out of the supercomputer

February 01, 2018

Computer simulations show the formation of galaxies with unprecedented precision [more]

Research publications 2017

Gravitational waves from merging neutron stars

October 17, 2017

This cosmic event was also observed in visible light and provides an explanation for gamma-ray bursts [more]


Neutrinos as drivers of supernovae

June 26, 2017

Radioactive elements in gaseous supernova remnant Cassiopeia A provide glimpses into the explosion of massive stars [more]


Shedding light on the cosmic web

April 27, 2017

Astronomers use the light of double quasars to measure the structure of the universe [more]

Research publications 2016

1.2 million galaxies in 3D

July 14, 2016

Astronomers hope a new map will help to shed light on the dark side of the universe [more]

Research publications 2015

Planck reveals late birth of first stars

February 09, 2015

Cosmic satellite delivers detailed maps of cosmic microwave background [more]


Gamma bubbles of the Milky Way

February 03, 2015

A new method for imaging unravels certain secrets of the galactic anatomy [more]

Research publications 2014

Looking into the heart of a stellar explosion

August 27, 2014

Max Planck researchers observe gamma-ray lines from a type Ia supernova [more]


The first building blocks of the universe

May 13, 2014

Two German-Chinese Partner Groups at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching are using observations and simulations to investigate how the early universe evolved [more]

Research publications 2013

Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe

March 21, 2013

Planck measures the Universe - detailed all-sky map of the cosmic background radiation confirms standard cosmological model but also finds deviations [more]

Research publications 2012

How globular star clusters survive collisions

February 14, 2012

Simulations shed new light onto the turbulent birth of objects approx. 13 billion years ago [more]

Research publications 2011

The magnetic field pattern of the Milky Way

December 06, 2011

New all-sky map shows complex structure of magnetic fields in unprecedented detail [more]


Biography of a star

November 02, 2011

The universe is full of natural fusion reactors [more]


Cosmic crashes forging gold

September 08, 2011

Nuclear reactions in space do produce the heaviest elements in the correct abundances [more]


The warped ways of cosmic light

March 01, 2011

Albert Einstein predicted them, modern giant telescopes detected them – and Klaus Dolag simulates them on a computer: gravitational lenses. [more]


15,000 new celestial objects

January 13, 2011

Scientists of the "Planck" satellite mission present first results in a conference in Paris [more]

Research publications 2010

Violent explosions in space

January 07, 2010

Astronomers simulate how white dwarf stars merge and become a supernova [more]

Research publications 2009

Visual assistance for cosmic blind spots

November 23, 2009

Information field theory enables scienctists to look into places where their measuring instruments are blind [more]


Cosmic archaeology

October 13, 2009

Astrophysicists use new spectrographs to look far back into the history of the universe [more]


A cosmic comic

August 05, 2009

Riding cosmic waves: the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics presents a scientific cartoon about the early Universe [more]


Planck Satellite ready to measure the Big Bang

May 12, 2009

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics prepare scientific projects for the upcoming mission. [more]


Galactic X-ray emissions originate from stars

May 04, 2009

Astronomers identify the origin of the diffuse radiation in the plane of the Milky Way [more]


The countdown for Planck has started ...

February 02, 2009

The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics completes ten years of work on the software for the European satellite mission [more]

Research publications 2008

Crafoord Prize 2008 awarded to Rashid Sunyaev

January 21, 2008

The Max Planck scientist is awarded the prize for his research into black holes and neutron-stars [more]

Research publications 2007

Supernovae - Cosmic Lighthouses

February 09, 2007

Astrophysicists explain the differences in the brightness of supernova explosions [more]

Research publications 2006

Very high frequency radiation makes Dark Matter visible

December 14, 2006

Max Planck researcher from Garching prove that giant radio telescope can deliver high-resolution images showing the cosmic mass distribution [more]


Starquake Reveals Hidden Structure of a Neutron Star

April 27, 2006

For the first time, an international research team, using seismological techniques, has been able to "peer inside" an extremely dense astronomical body [more]


Origin of Galactic X-rays Explained

February 21, 2006

New Map of the Milky Way Reveals Millions of Unseen Objects [more]

Research publications 2005

Supercomputer simulations explain the formation of galaxies and quasars in the Universe

June 02, 2005

An international team of astrophysicists led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics presents the worldwide largest simulation of the universe and an accurate theoretical model for the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes [more]


Simulations show how growing black holes regulate galaxy formation

February 09, 2005

Results explain supermassive black holes and star distribution in nearby galaxies [more]

Research publications 2004

Magnetic Stars

October 14, 2004

The puzzle of `magnetic stars' solved by astrophysicists of the Max Planck Society [more]

Research publications 2003

Black Holes and Galaxies - Missing Link discovered in our own Backyard

July 16, 2003

Surprising discovery of a German-American research team: black holes and their "host-galaxies" always grow in close connection [more]


Multiple Honors for Cosmological Visionary

March 20, 2003

Prof. Rashid A. Sunyaev, a pioneer in high-energy astronomy, has received the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics and the IAUs Gold Medal for Cosmology [more]

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