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Fakultät für Physik
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
Ebene B.01, Raum 102
D-37077 Göttingen
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New Application Portal for Tutorials

Students or PhD, who are interested in supervising a Tutorial Group or Experiment within a Lab Course in the summerterm 2016 are requested to apply via the new application portal for tutorials/lab courses. more...

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star


An international team of Astronomers with participation from the Institute for Astrophysics of the University of Göttingen has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every eleven days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than the Earth and is the closest exoplanet to us – and it may also be the closest possible abode for life outside the Solar System. The results were published in Nature. more...