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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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The GERDA Experiment ready to discover rarest radioactive decay

Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? The reason might be hidden in the neutrino nature: one of the preferred theoretical models ...


A day in the world of particle physics – a students' course on 5 April 2017

How can we investigate the smallest building blocks of the universe, the elementary particles? That question will be answered by the International ...


Peeking around cosmic corners

Using galaxies as giant gravitational lenses, an international group of astronomers measured independently how fast the Universe is expanding. The ...

public events

09.05.2017, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: ALMA - Forschung mit dem weltgrößten Radio-Observatorium

Seit 2013 ist ALMA – das Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array – offiziell in Betrieb. ALMA...

scientific events


Seed Money Projects Presentation Day (02/2017)

During this colloquium the proposals for seed-money projects in the period 2/2017 are...


Münchner Physik Kolloquium: A Galaxy-sized gravitational wave detector

Abstract: With the direct detection of gravitational waves by Advanced LIGO, we are at the...

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