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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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Prof. Stefan Schönert is a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Physics

Stefan Schönert, Professor for Experimental Astroparticle Physics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Principal Investigator of the ...


Excellent Universe PhD Theses 2015

The PhD Awards 2015 of the Excellence Cluster Universe go to the experimental work of Peter Ludwig (TUM) and the theoretical thesis of Cora Uhlemann ...


Magneticum Pathfinder: The evolution of the universe in an unmatched precision

The world's most elaborate cosmological simulation of the evolution of our universe was accomplished by theoretical astrophysicists of the ...

public events

02.03.2016, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: Zeitreisen und Zeitmaschinen

Dr. Andreas MüllerExzellenzcluster Universe und Technische Universität München Sind...

08.03.2016, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Top Quarks - zerbrechliche Giganten der Quantenwelt

Große Beschleunigeranlagen wie der LHC am CERN geben uns Zugang zur Physik der Top Quarks, den...

09.03.2016, 19:00

Wissenschaft für jedermann: Unser geheimnisvoller, faszinierender Mond

Prof. Dr. Andreas BurkertLudwig-Maximilians Universität München Unser Mond ist jedem...

scientific events


Fruits of the Universe series: Bayes vs frequentist: why should I care?

There is considerable confusion among physicists regarding the two main interpretations of...


Special Universe Talk: Planet IX: Evidence for a trans-Kuiper-Belt planet?

So far, no planet has been found beyond the Kuiper Belt in our Solar System. But there are...

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