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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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First evidence on the source of extragalactic particles

For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa ...


New Jupiter-like exoplanets discovered

Astronomers have used a novel technique to reveal the hitherto unsuspected presence of protoplanets in orbit around a young star. Prof. Dr. ...


Mapping the threat of small near-Earth asteroids

Just a few days ago, a small asteroid lit up the sky over Botswana – having been discovered mere hours before it hit the Earth. Near Earth Objects ...

scientific events


Special Universe Talk: ALMA view of a massive spheroid progenitor: molecular gas in an AGN host at z=2.226

Abstract: Massive star-forming galaxies with centrally concentrated luminosity profiles at...


Special Universe Talk: Antimatter in the Milky Way: a theoretical perspective

Abstract: For more than 50 years, the rate and distribution of positron (anti-electron)...


Flavour Lunch Seminar: Shedding light on B anomalies: from Standard Model predictions to a model building approach

Abstract: Recent measurements in B meson decay show deviations with the Standard Model...

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Exzellenzcluster Universe

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