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Extremes collide in outer space: unimaginable distances, gigantic galaxies - as well as tiny particles that are, however, of substantial significance for the development of the Universe. In order to be able to explore the developmental steps and epochs of the Universe, different areas in physics have to work together. In the Excellence Cluster Universe, nuclear and particle physicists, cosmologists, astronomers and astrophysicists join forces to shed light on the secrets of the Universe. Read more ...


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Reopening of "Evolution of the Universe" at the Deutsches Museum

After extensive updating measures, the exhibition "Evolution of the Universe" in the Astronomy Department of the Deutsches Museum offers ...


Much ado about dust?

If a physics announcement makes the evening news, it must be an epoch-making discovery. And initially, it looked like that in March of this year, ...


Physicists observe the creation of solar energy for the first time ever

For the first time in the history of solar research, scientists have successfully measured solar energy at the instant of creation inside the sun. ...

public events

26.11.2014, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: Nukleare Uhren und das Alter des Universums

Prof. Dr. René ReifarthInstitut für Angewandte Astroteilchenphysik, Universität Frankfurt...

11.12.2014, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Zündfunke für eine Supernova-Explosion

Im Januar leuchtete in der nahe gelegenen Galaxie M82 eine Supernova-Explosion auf, die...

scientific events


ERC Training Day

The Excellence Cluster Universe organizes a training day for ERC grant proposers. In the morning...


Universe Colloquium: Status of Supersymmetry after LHC Run 1 and prospects for Run 2

Supersymmetry is one of the most interesting theories beyond the Standard Model, solving the...

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Exzellenzcluster Universe

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