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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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New DFG Special Research Area: Neutrinos and Dark Matter

Neutrinos and dark matter are at the center of research of a new Special Research Area (Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) of the German Research ...


Excellence Cluster on air: "Can Supernovae cause extinctions?"

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) recently reported the first ever discovery of supernova ash – ...


The search for dark matter: Entering the next phase of CRESST

The CRESST experiment is continuing its search for dark matter. A few weeks ago the detector reached its operating temperature of around -273 degrees ...

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13.12.2016, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Astronomie vor Kopernikus: Sternkunde in Byzanz

Im 13. Jahrhundert wurde das Interesse für Astronomie in Konstantinopel wieder geweckt. Um die...

31.01.2017, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Planeten, entstanden aus Gas und Staub

Der Stern TW Hydrae ist für Astronomen seit Langem ein beliebtes Studienobjekt: er ist nur 175...

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