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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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Borexino result among the “Breakthroughs of the Year 2014”

The magazine Physics World has selected the Borexino result as one of the top ten "Breakthroughs of the Year 2014" in physics. The ...


Max-Planck-Medal for Viatcheslav Mukhanov

What exactly went on when our Universe came into existence? How could the infant Universe have undergone the brief but extraordinarily rapid phase of ...


ERC Training Day: "The right person at the right time"

The European Research Council (ERC) funds fundamental research in Europe with three funding schemes: the "ERC Starting Grant" (2 to 7 years ...

public events

28.01.2015, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: Raumsonde Rosetta - Ein Komet wird entschleiert

Dr. Harald KrügerMax-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen Die europäische...

04.02.2015, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: "Gaia" - Die Vermessung der Milchstraße hat begonnen

Dr. Ulrich BastianZentrum für Astronomie, Heidelberg Trotz der großen Fortschritte der letzten 20...

scientific events


Visions of the Early Universe - Sind wir Zeugen des Urknalls?

Visions of the Early Universe - Sind wir Zeugen des Urknalls? Speakers:Prof. Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu...


Universe Colloquium: Black hole imaging as tests of General Relativity in the Galactic Centre

Einstein's General Relativity (GR) invented 100 years ago successfully describes gravitation. An...


Fruits of the Universe series: Making the most of maps of the microwave background

Microwave background measurements have revolutionised cosmology, telling us a great deal about the...

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