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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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First evidence on the source of extragalactic particles

For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa ...


New Jupiter-like exoplanets discovered

Astronomers have used a novel technique to reveal the hitherto unsuspected presence of protoplanets in orbit around a young star. Prof. Dr. ...


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 ...

public events

08.09.2018, 10:00

Lehrerfortbildung Astronomie

Von Samstag, 8. September 2018, 10:00 bis 17:00 Uhr veranstaltet der...

09.10.2018, 19:00

Cafè & Kosmos: Planetenbabys gesucht – wie Astronomen versuchen, Planeten bei der Geburt zu beobachten

Wie die Welt um uns herum entstanden ist, gehört zu den ältesten Fragen der Menschheit. Zwar haben...

scientific events


Special Universe Talk: Witnessing the Build-Up of Distant Galaxy Clusters in the (Sub)Millimeter Regime

Abstract: In order to understand galaxy formation it is crucial to obtain sensitive...


Science Week 2018

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

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Exzellenzcluster Universe

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