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Javier García, who has been a Humboldt Fellow at our observatory since 2017, has been awarded the ‘2021 Early Career Award’ by the American Astronomical Society. His main focus is to understand the X-ray radiation around accreting compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars. With his st...

X-ray telescope eROSITA delivers a new sky map After 182 days, the x-ray telescope eROSITA on board the Spectrum-X-Gamma space probe has completed its first complete survey of the sky. This new map of the hot, energetic universe includes more than one million objects, effectively doubling the numbe...

Explosions from stars, so-called supernovas, can shed some light onto the research into dark matter. This has been shown by a study carried out by a team of German and Slovenian researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Nova Gorica. The researchers’ findings have been published in the journal ‘Physical Review Letters’ (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.231101).

In October last year, the Department of Physics had supported its former colleague Prof. Gerd Schroeder-Turk with an open letter against the legal action of his employer, Murdoch University in Perth (AUS). He had publicly criticized his university's procedure for admitting external students and was ...

Due to the Corona Pandemic, the application deadline for the FAU mentoring programme ARIADNEdoc/postdoc+ has been extended until 15 May 2020. The 18-months programme is designed for female doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers and Habilitandinnen of the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences, who are aiming for an academic career. The programme starts in October 2020 and ends in March 2022.