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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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Precision measurement for the strong interaction

Nuclear particles called pions contribute significantly to the strong interaction. This force is responsible for binding nuclei together and ...


Excellent PhD theses 2014

The PhD Awards 2014 of the Excellence Cluster Universe go to the experimental works of Tobias Prinz and Jonathan Bortfeldt from the ...


Unexpected findings on the production of elements

Elements of cosmic origin on the floor of the Pacific Ocean provide new insights into supernova explosions. An international research team with ...

public events

10.03.2015, 20:30

Café & Kosmos: Das weltgrößte Fenster zum Himmel

Im Dezember 2014 wurde offiziell mit dem Bau des European Extremely Large Telescopes (E-ELT)...

scientific events


Universe Colloquium: The Quest for Primordial non-Gaussianity

    Vanilla single-field, slow-roll inflationary theory predicts that...

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Exzellenzcluster Universe

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