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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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Universe PhD Award 2018 for Bernhard Flierl and Titouan Lazeyras

Bernhard Flierl (LMU) and Titouan Lazeyras (MPA) are awarded the Universe PhD Award 2018 of the Cluster of Excellence Universe for their outstanding ...


First complete assessment of the Sun’s fusion processes

The most comprehensive analysis of neutrinos from core processes inside the Sun has been published by the researchers of the Borexino experiment. For ...


ORIGINS Cluster gets green light

The Excellence Cluster “From the Origin of the Universe to the First Building Blocks of Life (the “ORIGINS” Cluster) can begin work on January 1, ...

public events

09.01.2019, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: Was ist Leben? – Die Physik lebender Systeme verstehen

Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Welche Eigenschaften unterscheiden...

23.01.2019, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: Kann man den Ursprung des Lebens im Labor nachbauen?

Prof. Dr. Dieter Braun (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Die Entstehung des Lebens ist...

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