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> On December 4, 2013 Dr. Dieter Schmitt died at the age of 60
December 12, 2013
Dr. Dieter Schmitt, scientist at the MPS and coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) at the MPS for many years, passed away December 4, 2013, after a long illness.
With the passing of Dieter Schmitt we have lost an excellent scientist, who made important contributions to our understanding of magnetic fields in astrophysics. As coordinator he built up the IMPRS from its beginning and shaped its development for 12 years. His unfaltering commitment for this task, his sensibility and openness to the concerns and problems of the PhD students were crucial for the great success of the IMPRS. [more]

> Freiraum für Neues Denken an den Göttinger Max-Planck-Instituten
Oktober 4th, 2010
Innovative Projekte und interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit - das zeichnet Forschen in der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft aus.
Die Wissenschaftsorganisation bietet ihren Spitzenforschern den Freiraum, weiter zu denken und grundlegend neue Ideen zu verfolgen. Auch die Wissenschaftler der fünf Max-Planck-Institute des Göttingen Research Campus betreten Tag für Tag Neuland - im Labor, am Rechner und im Feldversuch. ... [more]

> On March 13, 2010 Professor Sir Ian Axford died at the age of 77
March 17, 2010
Professor Sir Ian Axford, a scientific member and director of the Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy (now Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research) in Katlenburg-Lindau since 1974, has passed away at the age of 77. With the passing of Ian Axford we have lost an outstanding scientist, who was one of the pioneers in magnetospheric and heliospheric exploration. With his essential contributions ... [more]

> Impressive initial results from Herschel on the Solar System Research
January 13, 2010
After its launch in May last year, the Herschel Space Observatory throws up its first scientific results.
These impressive set of Herschel results were presented to the scientific community at a recent workshop in Madrid, Spain, on 17-18 December 2009. The Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) not only made a significant contribution to the development of the Heterodyne ... [more]

> Eine Reise zu geheimnisvollen Welten
September 1st, 2009
Das Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung in Katlenburg-Lindau lädt am 12. September zum "Tag der offenen Tür" ein.
Auf eine Reise zur brodelnden Oberfläche der Sonne, zu den Eisvulkanen der Saturnmonde, zu den unwirtlichen Staub- und Geröllwüsten des Mars und zu vielen anderen geheimnisvollen Welten entführen die Mitarbeiter des Max-Planck-Instituts für Sonnensystemforschung (MPS) in ... [more]

> Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung erhält Auszeichnung "Ort im Land der Ideen" zum zweiten Mal
August 9th, 2009
Im Rahmen des Wettbewerbs "365 Orte im Land der Ideen 2009" wurde das Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung MPS in Katlenburg-Lindau am 8. August für seine Sonnenforschung ausgezeichnet.
Das Institut öffnete im Rahmen der Feierlichkeiten seine Pforten auch für die Öffentlichkeit und informierte in Vorträgen für Erwachsene und Kinder über die aktuellen Forschungsergebnisse auf diesem Gebiet ... [more]

> Laurent Gizon awarded the 2009 Karen Harvey Prize
July 16th, 2009
Prof. Laurent Gizon of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany has been awarded the 2009 Karen Harvey Prize of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) "for his significant contributions and leadership in the development of local helioseismology techniques for the study of the Sun’s internal dynamics."
Gizon studies the acoustic oscillations of the Sun to probe the solar ... [more]

> SUNRISE Science-Blog
1st April 2009
Sunrise Science-Blog
After six years of development the SUNRISE mission is headed for its climax. In Kiruna (Sweden) scientists from MPS are now preparing the solar observatory, that will be carried by a helium balloon, for its launch. SUNRISE will then monitor the Sun from a height of 37 kilometers above the ground. MPS reports on this last phase of the mission in an internet journal. Regularly, members of the SUNRISE team will tell of the latest events ... [more]

> Further OSIRIS images from Rosetta Earth swing-by
20th November 2007
During its 10 year cruise to comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft performs four planetary (3 times Earth, once Mars) and 2 asteroid flybys. After the successful Mars swing-by in Feb. 2007, the second Earth swing-by took place in the evening of Nov. 13. The scientific camera system OSIRIS, built by an European consortium lead by MPS, observed the earth during the swing-by of the Rosetta spacecraft. First images are ... [more]

> Prof. Schwenn received the Julius-Bartels-Medal
22nd May 2007
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwenn
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwenn, ehemaliger Mitarbeiter des Max-Planck-Instituts für Sonnensystemforschung (MPS) in Katlenburg-Lindau, hat für seine hervorragenden, wegbereitenden Beiträge zum Verständnis der Sonnenkorona und des Sonnenwindes die Julius-Bartels-Medaille 2007 erhalten. Grundlage seiner Arbeiten sind seine außerordentlich erfolgreichen Beteiligungen an den Raumfahrtmissionen Helios, Giotto und SOHO ... [more]

> On January 17, 2007 Professor Tor Hagfors died at the age of 76
18th January 2007
Prof. Tor Hagfors
From 1992 to 1998 he was director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Aeronomie MPAe (now Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research MPS) in Katlenburg-Lindau. With Tor Hagfors we lost an excellent scientist with a world-wide reputation.. He was one of the pioneers in exploring the Earth’s atmosphere and its space environment. His fundamental work on the application of electromagnetic waves for studying ionospheric ... [more]

> STEREO Mission sucessfully launched
26th Oktober 2006
On 25 Okt at 20:58 EDT the two STEREO space crafts were successfully launched into an orbit around Earth. A few hours later the two space craft were separated, solar panels and magnetometer booms deployed and the heating activated. The SECCHI instruments were turned on for the first time after launch and an abbreviated test procedure was successfully run. The SECCHI doors were released from the super-closed position - all procedures ... [more]

> VENUS EXPRESS launch successful
9th November 2005
At Nov 9, 2005 03:33 UTC (04:33 CET), the Soyuz-Fregat rocket carrying the Venus Express spacecraft succesfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
Following the second firing of the Fregat stage, the spacecraft was successfully placed into an escape trajectory and will reach Venus in April 2006. MPS is involved in the Venus Express camera and in the Plasma ... [more]

> JOSO-Prize for Dr. Laurent Gizon
25th May 2005
In the course of the 2. Central European Solar Physics Meeting the first JOSO (Joint Organisation for Solar Observations) Prize was presented to Dr. Laurent Gizon, leader of the junior research group of "seismology of the sun and stars" at the Max Planck institute for solar system research in Katlenburg-Lindau, for an outstanding paper of a young scientist in the filed of solar physics. [more]

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