Department of Physics

The 1st FRASCAL Virtual Colloquium is organized by the DFG-funded, interdisciplinary research training group GRK 2423 FRASCAL - Fracture across Scales. The colloquium aims to provide a platform to discuss recent advances in computational modelling of fracture at various length and time scales. ...

The kick-off meeting of the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio TRR 306 "QuCoLiMa" (Quantum Cooperativity of Light and Matter) took place digitally on Friday, March 19, 2021. The TRR 306 QuCoLiMa was established beginning of this year, together with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of ...

Javier García, who has been a Humboldt Fellow at our observatory since 2017, has been awarded the ‘2021 Early Career Award’ by the American Astronomical Society. His main focus is to understand the X-ray radiation around accreting compact objects, such as black holes and neutron stars. With his st...

X-ray telescope eROSITA delivers a new sky map After 182 days, the x-ray telescope eROSITA on board the Spectrum-X-Gamma space probe has completed its first complete survey of the sky. This new map of the hot, energetic universe includes more than one million objects, effectively doubling the numbe...

Explosions from stars, so-called supernovas, can shed some light onto the research into dark matter. This has been shown by a study carried out by a team of German and Slovenian researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the University of Nova Gorica. The researchers’ findings have been published in the journal ‘Physical Review Letters’ (DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.231101).