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Artistic depiction of the active galaxy core. The supermassive black hole at the center of the accretion disk sends an energized, sharply focused particle beam vertically into space. Graphic: DESY Science Communication Lab.

Signals Every Second – Astrophysicists Develop Telescope Alarm System for Next-Generation Gamma-Ray Observatory CTA

It is a step into a new dimension. The search for time-dependent phenomena in space is in full swing and, with it, the search for cosmic sources of... more
The Flame Nebula in the constellation Orion. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

From the Dark into the Light – Research initiative spotlights astrophysics in Potsdam

Potsdam is one of the four most important astrophysics research sites in Germany. Besides the University of Potsdam, three internationally leading... more

Luminous Gas Halos – Astrophysicists research galaxy envelopes in the young universe

It is a journey to the beginning of our being. The hunt for galaxies in the young universe and for what surrounds these heavenly worlds is in full... more
Picture: Christian Stegmann/DESY

Borderless View into the Universe

Professor Christian Stegmann Uses Gamma-Ray Telescopes to Look for Cosmic Accelerators
There is one appointment after the other. Christian Stegmann hurries down the corridor, a hard hat under his arm. There is a lot of construction work... more