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Physics for everyone

Simulation of a Higgs particle decaying into four muons at the ATLAS detector. (Image: CERN)

What happened in the first moments of the universe? How did the particles and forces we know today develop? How can physics solve the many riddles that the cosmos poses for us?

Scientists at the MPP study the elementary particles and forces that define our world and literally hold it together. At the same time, they also try to search out previously unknown building blocks of matter.

We want to arouse your interest in particle physics and bring you closer to our fascinating research area: in Café & Kosmos, in the exhibition Evolution of the Universe in the Deutsches Museum, and during the open house that we regularly host, the Tag der Offenen Tür.

For students we offer Masterclasses: Students can experiment with actual data from the biggest particle accelerator in the world – and get a first-hand understanding of how new particles are detected.