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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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A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique ...


The GERDA Experiment ready to discover rarest radioactive decay

Why is there more matter than antimatter in the universe? The reason might be hidden in the neutrino nature: one of the preferred theoretical models ...


A day in the world of particle physics – a students' course on 5 April 2017

How can we investigate the smallest building blocks of the universe, the elementary particles? That question will be answered by the International ...

public events

04.07.2017, 19:00

Café & Kosmos: Interstellare Raumfahrt zu nahen Exoplaneten - ein Traum rückt näher

Ein neu entdeckter Planet, “nur” rund 40 Lichtjahre von der Erde entfernt, gilt unter...

scientific events


Special Universe Talk: The Compton-thick Growth of Supermassive Black Holes constrained

Abstract: Virtually all X-rays observed in deep fields originate close to growing...


Special Universe Talk: The Higgs as a way to discover new physics

Abstract: This talk is an introduction to the use of the Higgs boson to look for...


Special Universe Talk: A high-energy view of the galaxy-scale metal gas at z=0.5-3

Abstract: At the peak of star formation (z=0.5-3), an important yet hard-to-constrain...

Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Exzellenzcluster Universe

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