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Café & Kosmos

Café & Kosmos - Talk with the scientists: The event series Café & Kosmos is engaged with current research questions "out of the universe," including the Big Bang, string theory, dark energy, dark matter, and many other topics.

These discussion rounds take place once per month, normally on a Tuesday evening, in the Muffatwerk, Zellstr. 4, 81667 Munich.

The organizers of Café & Kosmos are research institutions in Munich and Garching: the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the Excellence Cluster Universe, the Max Planck Institute for Physics, the MPI for Astrophysics, and the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics.


The famous String Theory is possibly the most abstract of all disciplines in physics. Here, as in all of physics, math plays a central role to explain the universe we observe. this all? Is mathematics always ahead of physics? For the first time in history, the tide is turning. In her talk,...

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Café & Kosmos on April 07, 2020

eROSITA: X-ray eyes look at the sky

eROSITA montage (Picture: MPE)

Im Juli 2019 startete die Raumsonde Spektrum-Roentgen-Gamma vom Kosmodrom in Baikonur zu einer L2-Umlaufbahn, 1,5 Millionen Kilometer von der Erde entfernt. Mit an Bord ist das Röntgenteleskop eROSITA, das unter der Leitung des Max-Planck-Instituts für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE) entwickelt und...

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Café & Kosmos on March 10, 2020

Artificial intelligence combined

Face reconstruction (Image: MPA)

Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) zieht in alle Lebensbereiche ein, auch in die Forschung. In der Astrophysik klassifizieren künstliche Intelligenzen Galaxien, Sterne, und andere Objekte oder helfen dabei, Teleskope zu steuern. Sie prozessieren Datenmengen, die kein Mensch auch nur ansatzweise bewältigen...

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