welcome to ZARM
we create space for experiments. three times a day.
ZARM is a scientific institute of the University of Bremen. Its most prominent facility is the Drop Tower Bremen, which provides 9.3 seconds of weightlessness in an earthbound laboratory. Research at ZARM is concentrated on gravity-related phenomena and questions associated to space technology. more
- ZARM Director Claus Lämmerzahl commits to energy saving activity - ZARM was able to convince the University of Bremen to alter the daily lighting scheme of the Drop Tower and interrupt the illumination for the hours between midnight and 5 a.m.
ZARM scientist Peter Rickmers is part of an international project team developing a new propulsion concept inspired by the defence mechanism of a notable insect: the bombardier beetle. The innovation is that the thrust is not generated continuously, but by means of high frequency pulses.
The Research Training Group "Models of Gravity" is the first one in Germany solely dedicated to gravitational physics. During the opening workshop another dinstinctive feature was revealed: At least 50 percent of the 100 physicists present in the lecture room of the University of Bremen were women.
On 13 February 2012 at 10:30 CET, the sounding rocket maser 12 was launched from Esrange Space Center near the North Swedish town Kiruna for its six-minute flight in the service of microgravity research. On board was an experiment operated by the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM), which examines the processes occurring in case of spontaneous heating of a liquid. The...
15 November 2011 - press release by ESA. The third 'Drop Your Thesis' campaign, sponsored by ESA's Education Office, has been concluded successfully at the ZARM drop tower in Bremen, Germany. This year, the unique opportunity to utilise one of the world’s leading microgravity facilities was offered to the Falling Roots team of Diego Comparini and Emanuela Monetti, two PhD students from the...