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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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Japanese particle accelerator SuperKEKB kicks into new gear

Why is there so much more matter in the universe than antimatter? In order to clarify this fundamental question, researchers from the Universe ...


Particle physics, like in real life - research day for students

Physicists the world over are concerned with the smallest building blocks of matter - the elementary particles. Why are these particles so ...


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 ...

public events

24.04.2018, 19:00

Das BELLE II-Experiment: Phänomenen jenseits des Standardmodells auf der Spur

Warum gibt es im Universum so viel mehr Materie als Antimaterie? Dieses und andere Phänomene lassen...

scientific events


Special Universe Lecture: The manifold roles of cosmic rays in star-forming environments

Abstract: The study of the interaction of cosmic rays with the interstellar matter is a...


Science Week 2018

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

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