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 Muffatwerk.

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) at the Technical University of Munich.


Cafe and Kosmos on December 12, 2022

Are neutrinos their own anti-particles?

To find out the origin of matter in our universe is one of the great goals of physics. Whether there are particles which are at the same time their own antiparticles is a central question. For neutrinos, such a conjecture has existed for almost 90 years. At the Gran Sasso underground laboratory in…

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Café & Kosmos on 20 September 2022

Astrochemical Evolution: From Stars to Life

Is there life in space? What does that mean exactly, to search for life in space? We know of only one planet on which life has developed. Accordingly, researchers initially assume that life on other planets requires conditions similar to those on Earth: Liquid water, carbon compounds and an…

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On July 4, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Higgs discovery. Dr. Dominik Duda from the Max Planck Institute for Physics takes this opportunity to review the first 10 years of research on this special particle. The Higgs boson is the "visible" emissary of the Higgs field, which gives mass to…

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