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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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The Excellence Cluster Universe mourns the death of Thomas Würstl

After a serious illness Thomas Würstl died yesterday only a few days after his 56th birthday. Thomas Würstl was employed as an accountant at the ...


Prof. Elisa Resconi is co-author of "Cosmic rays and particle physics"

Elisa Resconi, professor for experimental physics with cosmic rays at the Technical University of Munich and principal investigator of the ...


First results of the new international TUMQCD collaboration

The newly founded TUMQCD collaboration headed by Prof. Dr. Nora Brambilla from the Technical University of Munich has published their first results. ...

public events

16.09.2016, 14:00


Der Bildungsausschuss der Deutschen Astronomischen Gesellschaft (AG) veranstaltet die...

23.11.2016, 09:00

Lehrerfortbildung Kosmologie

Am Mittwoch, 23. November 2016 veranstaltet der Exzellenzcluster Universe der Technischen...

scientific events


Fruits of the Universe series: CODEX weak lensing sample: the mass density profile of galaxy clusters at z~0.5

Weak gravitational lensing analysis is a powerful tool to explore the properties of galaxy...


Interdisciplinary Cluster Workshop: Challenges in statistical inference

The Excellence Cluster Universe organises the interdisciplinary workshop "Challenges in...

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