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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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Much ado about dust?

If a physics announcement makes the evening news, it must be an epoch-making discovery. And initially, it looked like that in March of this year, ...


Physicists observe the creation of solar energy for the first time ever

For the first time in the history of solar research, scientists have successfully measured solar energy at the instant of creation inside the sun. ...


Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space

With its second year under way, the DES team posts highlights and prepares to release images from its first year. On Aug. 15, with its successful ...

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Universe Colloquium: Prospects in Hadron Spectroscopy

There are several experiments in Europe (COMPASS, LHCb), USA (CLAS, GlueX) and Asia (BES, Belle)...


Fruits of the Universe series: Discovering High-Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos with IceCube

Discovering High-Energy Astrophysical Neutrinos with IceCube The spectrum of cosmic rays includes...


Cluster Lectures Cosmic Chemical Evolution (part 1)

Excellence Cluster Lectures "Cosmic Chemical Evolution"Venue: MIAPP building, Lecture...

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