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To the Heart of 3C 273: International Team Observes Innermost Structure of a Quasar Jet

An international group of scientists including astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) and ALMA present new observations of the first quasar ever identified.  Its name is 3C273 and it is located at a distance of approx. 1.9 Billion light years  in the Virgo constellation. The new high-resolution radio images trace the [...]

By | 2022-11-22T13:37:37+00:00 November 22nd, 2022|announcement, press release|Comments Off on To the Heart of 3C 273: International Team Observes Innermost Structure of a Quasar Jet

100-m Effelsberg radio telescope: Open call for proposals

The call for proposals of the 100-m radio telescope (Effelsberg/DE) of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is open. Access/funding is offered through the ORP project. Deadline for proposal submission: 02 February 2023 (15:00 UT) Find the call here. Image: © N. Tacken (MPIfR)

By | 2022-11-21T08:15:48+00:00 November 21st, 2022|announcement|Comments Off on 100-m Effelsberg radio telescope: Open call for proposals

EC signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment and endorsed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

On November 8, 2022 the Commission has signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment. The Agreement sets a common direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research organisations, with the goal to maximise the quality and impact of research. That day also marked the Commission’s endorsement of the San Francisco Declaration on [...]

By | 2022-11-08T13:40:28+00:00 November 8th, 2022|announcement|Comments Off on EC signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment and endorsed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

IAU symposium 378: Black hole winds at all scales, Haifa/IL, March 12-16, 2023

On March 12-16, 2023 the IAU symposium 378: Black hole winds at all scales will take place in Haifa/IL. The goal of this IAU symposium is to better understand black hole winds by seeking common physical grounds for different outflows, in both stellar/X-ray binaries and AGN/active galactic black holes, in all wavelengths, and in the [...]

By | 2022-11-07T15:04:21+00:00 November 7th, 2022|announcement|Comments Off on IAU symposium 378: Black hole winds at all scales, Haifa/IL, March 12-16, 2023

New visitor center at Onsala Space Observatory

The new visitor center at Onsala Space Observatory opened last month and gives new opportunities to explore both the universe and our own planet. The observatory is one of few places in the world where visitors can come into close contact with gigantic, working telescopes. Read more here. Image: © Anna-Lena Lundqvist​​; Chalmers President Stefan Bengtsson gave the [...]

By | 2022-10-28T10:36:12+00:00 October 28th, 2022|announcement|Comments Off on New visitor center at Onsala Space Observatory

Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere

Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), astronomers have discovered the heaviest element ever found in an exoplanet atmosphere — barium. They were surprised to discover barium at high altitudes in the atmospheres of the ultra-hot gas giants WASP-76 b and WASP-121 b — two exoplanets, planets which orbit stars outside our [...]

By | 2022-10-13T13:22:41+00:00 October 13th, 2022|announcement|Comments Off on Heaviest element yet detected in an exoplanet atmosphere