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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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Mapping the threat of small near-Earth asteroids

Just a few days ago, a small asteroid lit up the sky over Botswana – having been discovered mere hours before it hit the Earth. Near Earth Objects ...


Belle II measures first particle collisions

The particle physics community has been waiting for this moment for a long time: On 26 April 2018 0:38, GMT+09:00 at KEK in Tsukuba, Japan matter and ...


Japanese particle accelerator SuperKEKB kicks into new gear

Why is there so much more matter in the universe than antimatter? In order to clarify this fundamental question, researchers from the Universe ...

public events

26.06.2018, 19:00

Cafè & Kosmos: Das Neutrino auf der Waage

Das Neutrino ist eines der faszinierendsten Teilchen im Standardmodell der Teilchenphysik. Es...

scientific events


Special Universe Lecture: Implications of the IR physics in gravity for amplitudes and black holes

Abstract: We will review the essential aspects of infrared physics focusing on applications in...


Science Week 2018

During Monday, 3rd December 2018 to Thursday, 6th December 2018 the Excellence...

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