About us

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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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 ...


The death of a planet nursery?

The dusty disk surrounding the star TW Hydrae exhibits circular features that may signal the formation of protoplanets. LMU astrophysicist Barbara ...


Discovery of a time-resolved supernova signal in Earth’s microfossils

Physicists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have succeeded in detecting a time-resolved supernova signal in the Earth’s microfossil ...

public events

15.11.2016, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Navigation im Weltraum: Pulsare als kosmische Wegweiser

Pulsare sind nicht nur interessante Forschungsobjekte für Astrophysiker, sondern bieten auch die...

23.11.2016, 09:00

Lehrerfortbildung Kosmologie

Am Mittwoch, 23. November 2016 veranstaltet der Exzellenzcluster Universe der Technischen...

scientific events


Interdisciplinary Cluster Workshop: Challenges in statistical inference

The Excellence Cluster Universe organises the interdisciplinary workshop "Challenges in...


Research Area F Science Day

The Excellence Cluster Universe organizes the Research Area F Science Day. Experimental as...


Research Area C Science Day

The Excellence Cluster Universe organizes the Research Area C Science Day. Experimental as well as...

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Exzellenzcluster Universe

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