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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, at the locations of Muffatwerk and Stragula in Munich. In the current Corona pandemic we offer these events in a digital format.

The organizers of Café & Kosmos are research institutions in Munich and Garching: the Excellence Cluster Origins, the Max Planck Institute for Physics, the MPI for Astrophysics,  the MPI for Extraterrestrial Physics, and the SFB 1258 Neutrinos, Dark Matter, Messengers.


Café & Kosmos on May 26, 2020

What the heck is String Theory?

Although restaurants are likely to open soon, we do not know when we be able to present our Café & Kosmos in the usual surroundings again. Therefore we decide to offer our next event in an online video conference.


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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

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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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