Press releases

09/09/2020

The “IceCube” neutrino observatory deep in the ice of the South Pole has already brought spectacular new insights into cosmic incidents of extremely high energies. In order to investigate the cosmic origins of elementary particles with even higher energies, Prof. Elisa Resconi from the Technical…

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04/24/2020

In the fight against Covid-19, an interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a model for a contact tracing app that protects personal data. The concept is based on an encryption process that prevents the temporary contact numbers (TCNs) of infected…

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09/16/2019

Because of their extremely small mass, neutrinos play a key role in cosmology and particle physics. After evaluation of the first measurement results in the Karlsruhe Tritium Neutrino Experiment (KATRIN), it is now clear: The previously unknown mass of the neutrinos must be less than 1 electron…

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09/05/2019

Why is there so much more matter than antimatter in the universe? To proof the conjecture that matter can be created without balancing antimatter, the GERDA experiment in the Gran Sasso underground laboratory is the first to have now reached a sensitivity for the half-life beyond 1026 years, 10 000…

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09/03/2019

Another prestigious award for a principal investigator of the SFB1258: Susanne Mertens, professor at the TUM and a research group leader at the Max Planck Insitute for Physics, receives an ERC starting grant for searching for sterile neutrinos within the KATRIN experiment.

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07/29/2019

How does matter behave under extreme conditions, as expected for example in neutron stars or neutron star mergers? The HADES collaboration now reports of the first observation of a state of matter produced in a heavy ion collision that resembles the matter expected to be formed in a binary neutron…

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10/25/2018

The most comprehensive analysis of neutrinos from core processes inside the Sun has been published by the researchers of the Borexino experiment. For the first time, the scientists have presented a complete assessment of the Sun’s full neutrino spectrum. In a further novelty, they detected neutrinos…

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07/12/2018

For the first time ever, scientists have determined the cosmic origin of highest-energy neutrinos. A research group led by IceCube scientist Elisa Resconi, spokesperson of the Collaborative Research Center SFB1258 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), provides an important piece of evidence…

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07/11/2018

The neutrino is the lightest and most mysterious of all elementary particles. It is hoped that a better understanding of its properties will provide answers to many unresolved questions relating to the origin of the universe. In order to study these elusive particles in an efficient way, Raimund…

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04/19/2018

Stefan Schönert is awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council to prepare for a new experiment to tackle one of the unresolved puzzles of physics: Why is there so much more matter in our universe than antimatter?

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