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Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 20.11.2015
DFG Funds New Collaborative Research Center at Freie Universität Berlin
DFG Funds New Collaborative Research Center at Freie Universität Berlin: Project to Study the Late Growth History of the Earth, Its Moon, and Other Terrestrial Planets Joint Project with Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Technische Universität Berlin, Museum für Naturkunde, and German Aerospace Center in Berlin A new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) at Freie Universität aims to provide insights on the late growth history of the Earth, its moon, and other terrestrial planets.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.11.2015
Calibrating Quantum Machines
Theoretical Physicists at Freie Universität Berlin Develop Method to Detect Functioning of Quantum Machines Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin have developed a new method to certify the proper functioning of quantum machines. Such quantum machines allow the simulation of complex systems that cannot be simulated even with modern supercomputers.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 14.09.2015
New exotic particle state puzzles theorists
New exotic particle state puzzles theorists
Scientists of the COMPASS collaboration at CERN have observed a new exotic combination of light quarks. Researcher from the Cluster of Excellence "Origin and Structure of the Universe" of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) had a leading role in the data analysis of the new finding. So far theoretical physicists are not able to correctly describe all characteristics of this exotic new particle.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.09.2015
Dark Matter: CRESST searches for
Dark Matter: CRESST searches for "lightweights"
The Earth, planets, stars, and galaxies form only the visible portion of the matter in the universe. Greater by far is the share accounted for by invisible "dark matter". Scientists have searched for the particles of dark matter in numerous experiments - so far, in vain. With the CRESST experiment, the search radius can be considerably expanded: The CRESST detectors are being overhauled and are then able to detect particles whose mass lies below the current measurement range.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 02.09.2015
The symmetry of the universe
The symmetry of the universe
Our existence is still a great mystery in theoretical physics. Why did anti-matter disappear almost completely from our universe, whereas matter did not? Scientists are attempting to solve this mystery at the particle accelerator of the major European research institute at CERN. The ALICE collaboration has now published the most precise measurement of the properties of light atomic nuclei and anti-nuclei ever made in the "Nature Physics" journal.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 28.05.2015
Shining Message about the End of the Dark Ages
Shining Message about the End of the Dark Ages
An international team, including researchers from the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), has discovered three "cosmic Methusalems" from the earliest years of the universe. These unusual stars are about 13 billion years old and experts assign them to the first generations of stars after the "dark ages".

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.05.2015
Asteroid Research Benefits From Gaia Satellite Mission
Asteroid Research Benefits From Gaia Satellite Mission
Astronomical research on asteroids, i.e. minor planets, is also benefiting from the large-scale Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Even though the astrometry satellite's main purpose is to precisely measure nearly one billion stars in the Milky Way, it has tracked down a multitude of minor planets in our solar system.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.04.2015
Lunar rocks reveal details about the origins of the Earth
Lunar rocks reveal details about the origins of the Earth
Gold and other precious metals appeared on Earth after the formation of the Moon / Planetologists' report published in "Nature" The history of the Earth is closely linked to that of the Moon, which was formed around 4.5 billion years ago when a planet approximately the size of Mars collided with the proto-Earth.

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