About us

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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Best "Universe" doctoral theses 2017 are set

Thomas Siegert (MPE) and Claudius Krause (LMU) received the Universe PhD Award 2017 of the Cluster of Excellence Universe for their outstanding ...


We are all made of stardust

Carbon, nitrogen and oxygen - the chemical elements we are made of were produced in the centers of massive stars. Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkert and Prof. ...


C2PAP brochure published

The Computational Center for Particle and Astrophysics (C2PAP) of the Excellence Cluster Universe is a success story. Between 2013 and 2017, the ...

public events

27.03.2018, 19:00

Gamma-Astronomie: Der Blick in die Tiefe des Weltalls

Höchstenergetische Gammastrahlen liefern Einblicke in extreme Phänomene aus den Tiefen unseres...

16.04.2018, 09:00

Lehrerfortbildung "Spezielle und Relativitätstheorie"

Von Montag, 16. April 2018, 9:00 Uhr bis Dienstag, 17. April 2018, 17:00 Uhr veranstaltet der...

scientific events


Special Universe Lecture: The Belle II experiment at the verge of first collisions: Hot topics in the physics analysis program

Abstract: In 2018 the intensity frontier SuperKEKB e+e- collider, located at the KEK...


Seed Money Projects Presentation Day (02/2018)

During this colloquium the proposals for seed-money projects in the period 2/2018 are...


Science Week 2018

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

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