Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS)

The Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics (KIS) conducts experimental and theoretical investigations of physical processes on and within the Sun. Its headquarter is in Freiburg, Germany. The KIS operates the German solar telescopes at Teide Observatory on Tenerife (Spain) where most of the scientific observations are performed. KIS offers lectures on astronomy and astrophysics at Freiburg university and trains young scientists.

Picture of the Month

At the end of last year, the time had come: construction of the new KIS building officially began on December 12, 2020. Until the end of the year, however, only the construction site was set up. In the meantime, however, the work is "visibly" progressing. The excavation pit has already been dug. You can now follow the progress of the construction work via a webcam (link: portal1658.webcam-profi.de ).

The picture of the month shows the status of the work as of March 15, 2021.

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The Solar Physics Division (SPD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has awarded the 2021 Karen Harvey Prize for significant contributions to the study of the Sun early in a person's professional career to Dr. Lucia Kleint, who until very recently was leading the GREGOR telescope and the Tenerife Observatory group at KIS.

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