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cosmic rays traveling to Earth

Sunspots: The sun in X-rays from NuSTAR (NASA Dec. 2014)

IceCube Neutrino Observatory : Distant Neutrinos detected below Antarctic Ice

Milky Way and infrared zoom into the Large Magellanic Cloud with superimposed H.E.S.S. images

Detail of a simulated shockfront in space

Astroparticle Physics at Potsdam University

Astroparticle physics is a young research area at the intersection of astrophysics, particle physics, and cosmology. It studies the most violent and extreme environments of our Universe with investigations on the smallest scale, by using elementary particles. Potsdam University has a broad research spectrum in astroparticle physics, from experimental involvement to fundamental theoretical research.

All our professors are simultaneously leading scientists at DESY Zeuthen, one of the largest research centres of astroparticle physics in Germany.      We work in close cooperation with the research groups at DESY.

the H.E.S.S. telescopes


Astroparticle Physics


Astroparticle Physics