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 14 June 2022

The dark, heavy heart of the Milky Way

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, stretches across the night sky like a blurry ring of lights across the entire firmament. Deep inside the galaxy, hidden by dense clouds of gas and dust, stars circle around an extremely massive, dark object - a so-called "black hole" according to Einstein's theory of…

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Café and Kosmos on November 3, 2020

Small and sensitive: Crystals for the dark matter search

This event will be in German language.

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Café & Kosmos on September 22, 2020

The mystery of neutron stars

Neutron stars are probably the most astounding objects in the universe. They are the remnants of supernova explosions. The core of a star collapses under its own gravity thereby squeezing matter in such a way that single atomic nuclei are solved in a soup of nucleic particles - mostly neutrons, but…

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