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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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Magneticum Pathfinder: The evolution of the universe in an unmatched precision

The world's most elaborate cosmological simulation of the evolution of our universe was accomplished by theoretical astrophysicists of the ...


Nobelprize in Physics: Congratulation to the Laureates

The Excellence Cluster Universe congratulates this year's Nobel laureates in physics, Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald. The two scientists are ...


Dark Matter: CRESST searches for “lightweights”

The Earth, planets, stars, and galaxies form only the visible portion of the matter in the universe. Greater by far is the share accounted for ...

public events

08.12.2015, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Kein Leben ohne explodierende Sterne

Das Universum ist ein unruhiger Ort, in dem ständig neue Sterne entstehen und wieder vergehen....

scientific events


Universe Guest Lecture: Neutrino Physics (Part 1)

Michael Schmidt (U Sydney) is currently a Cluster guest. His local contact person is Claudia...


Fruits of the Universe series: Semi-Annihilation in Dark Matter Physics

Semi-annihilation is a generic process in models where dark matter is stabilised by a symmetry...


Universe Guest Lecture: Neutrino Physics (Part 2)

Michael Schmidt (U Sydney) is currently a Cluster guest. His local contact person is Claudia...

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Exzellenzcluster Universe

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