What do we humans have in common with stars? Humans are born, live and die one day – so do stars. But with stars, everything happens over long cosmological time scales and with much more glamour and…

Cluster News

07/27/2022 Thanks to the first scientific image released this month by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), an international team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) has built an improved model for the mass distribution of the galaxy cluster SMACS J0723 .3−7327. As a gravitational lens, this galaxy cluster multiplies and magnifies images of background galaxies. A family of such multiple images belongs to a galaxy that the new model estimates to be 13 billion light-years away. If confirmed, it underscores the importance of accurate gravitational…


06/27/2022 From June 24 to 26, 2022, FORSCHA and the Munich Science Days offered visitors an adventurous journey through the fascinating worlds of research. ORIGINS was there and inspired young and young at heart science enthusiasts with findings from astrophysics, biophysics and particle physics.