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German Astronomical Society 2021 Awards

German Astronomical Society 2021 Awards

The German Astronomical Society (AG) has named its prize winners for 2021.

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Statement on Satellite Constellations

Statement on Satellite Constellations

The German Astronomical Society (AG), the German association of amateur astronomers (VdS) and the Society of German-Speaking Planetariums (GDP) comment on the rapid increase in the number of satellites in the night sky. Artificial satellites have significant impact on the perception of the natural starry sky and the exploration of our universe.

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Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2020

Karl Schwarzschild Medal 2020

The most prestigious prize in Germany in the field of astronomy and astrophysics, the Karl Schwarzschild Medal, is awarded to Friedrich-Karl Thielemann in honour of his research on the boundary of nuclear physics and astrophysics.

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Ludwig Biermann Award 2020

Ludwig Biermann Award 2020

Paola Pinilla is being honoured with the 2020 Ludwig Biermann Award for her contributions to the understanding of the evolution of small solid particles in gas disks around young stars.

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Astrophysical Software Award 2020

Astrophysical Software Award 2020

Til Birnstiel received the 2020 Astrophysical Software Award for the software he developed for modelling the temporal and spatial evolution of dust in protoplanetary disks.

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Doctoral Thesis Prize 2020

Doctoral Thesis Prize 2020

Anna-Christina Eilers is awarded the 2020 Doctoral Thesis Prize for her studies on quasars in the early Universe and the dynamics of the Milky Way.

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German Astronomical Society Announces Prize Awardees for 2019

German Astronomical Society Announces Prize Awardees for 2019

The German Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the awardees of its 2019 prizes to honor scientists with outstanding achievements in astronomy - among them the Karl Schwarzschild Medal to Ewine van Dishoeck. The award ceremonies will be held during the Annual Meeting of the German Astronomical Society from 16 to 20 September 2019 at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

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Ludwig Biermann Award 2019

Ludwig Biermann Award 2019

For his work in the fast-growing field of the search for the earliest and most distant quasars in the universe, the German Astronomical Society honours Eduardo Bañados with the Ludwig Biermann Award.

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Instrument Development Award 2019

Instrument Development Award 2019

For the instrumentation of the Gaia mission the German Astronomical Society awards the prize to Lennart Lindegren, Erik Høg, and Michael Perryman.

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Bruno H. Bürgel Award 2019

Bruno H. Bürgel Award 2019

The 2019 Bruno H. Bürgel prize for excellent popular representations in the media honors J.V.Feitzinger and D.B.Herrmann.

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Doctoral Thesis Award 2019

Doctoral Thesis Award 2019

Tim Lichtenberg receives the award for his work on Planet formation and Oliver Friedrich for his studies using the gravitational lensing effect.

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Prof. Dr. Gustav Andreas Tammann (1932-2019)

Prof. Dr. Gustav Andreas Tammann (1932-2019)

The Astronomische Gesellschaft (German Astronomical Society) is mourning the loss of its former president, Prof. Dr. Gustav Andreas Tammann, who passed away on January 6, 2019 at the age of 86 years.

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Nobel Prize for Black Hole Research

Nobel Prize for Black Hole Research

The Astronomical Society congratulates its member Reinhard Genzel together with Roger Penrose and Andrea Ghez on the Nobel Prize for Physics 2020.

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German Astronomical Society welcomes new president and board members

German Astronomical Society welcomes new president and board members

At the virtual annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society (AG) 2020, the general assembly elected its former vice president Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer as its new president and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Walch-Gassner as its new vice president. Prof. Dr. Jörn Wilms completes the new board as counsellor.

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Zooming into the Universe

Zooming into the Universe

Annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society 2020 from September 13 to 17, 2021

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