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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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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. ...


Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space

With its second year under way, the DES team posts highlights and prepares to release images from its first year. On Aug. 15, with its successful ...


Igniting a supernova explosion (copy 1)

High-energy observations with the INTEGRAL space observatory have revealed a surprising signal of gamma-rays from the surface of material ejected by ...

public events

08.10.2014, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: Vom Elektron und Proton zum kosmischen Antimaterie-Rätsel

Prof. Dr. Klaus BlaumMax-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg Wenige Augenblicke nach...

15.10.2014, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: 2014 – Odyssee im Nanokosmos

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Dosch Deutsche Elektronen- Synchrotron DESY in...

21.10.2014, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: CRESST - Licht ins Dunkel der Materie

  Im Universum gibt es viel mehr Dunkle Materie als gewöhnliche Materie. Obwohl...

scientific events


Universe Colloquium: Fatal fate: A gas cloud cloud on its way to the massive black hole in the Galactic Center

The Galactic Center is a unique astrophysical laboratory. Due to its proximity, we can observe in...


Universe Colloquium: Particle Physics meets Astrophysics: Astrophysical counterparts of IceCube Neutrinos

IceCube has recently reported the discovery of high-energy neutrinos of astrophysical origin,...


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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