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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 weakest magnetic field in the solar system

Magnetic fields easily penetrate matter. Creating a space practically devoid of magnetic fields thus presents a great challenge. An international ...


First XXL GEM detector for ALICE

The largest detector ever built based on the GEM technology was assembled in the past few weeks by a group of scientists led by Prof. Laura Fabbietti ...


First detailed guide to spotting dark matter

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the ...

public events

16.06.2015, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Wie die Elemente in die Welt kamen

Die Entstehung von Elementen ist ein Prozess, der bis heute andauert. Er begann einen Wimpernschlag...

12.07.2015, 11:00

Café & Kosmos Matinee: Die dunkle Seite des Universums

Café & Kosmos Matinee im Atelier von Ugo Dossi bei Murnau: Astronomen wissen, dass sie...

scientific events


Fruits of the Universe series: Can one learn more from lensing surveys than lensing?

Weak gravitational lensing is a tool for investigating the large-scale distribution of matter in...


Universe Colloquium: Triggering and feedback from Active Galactic Nuclei

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) play a key role in the formation and evolution of galaxies through...

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