press releases

Source: NASA

Hot surprise on the space transporter CYGNUS


Scientists of SAFFIRE V look back on the CYGNUS flight with mixed feelings. One of the two experiments on board could not be started as planned whereas the other caused a surprise. more

Green light for TerraQ


On 26.11.2020 the Senate of the DFG decided to establish the Collaborative Research Center "TerraQ", to which ZARM will contribute with subprojects. more

Claus Lämmerzahl, Director Space Science at ZARM, University of Bremen

Norddeutscher Wissenschaftspreis 2020


For the project "Geodesy und climate research" ZARM - together with the University of Hannover and the DLR - have been awarded the "Norddeutscher Wissenschaftspreis 2020".more

Nobel Prize for Black Holes


Within the last four years the Nobel Prize was awarded to gravitational physics three times - a proof of the great impact of this field of research.more

Start of the NG-14 from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA.
Acrylic sample is being integrated in the SAFFIRE V module

Ready for ignition


Lift off for the Antares rocket on October 3, 2020. Also on board: an experiment on fire safety in human space flight designed by ZARM.more

The Bremen Drop Tower turns 30


On September 28, 1990, 30 years ago, the official first launch took place in the Bremen Drop Tower.more

Source: ESERO Germany

Observing the earth with a mini-satellite


Starting now, school students can apply for this year's German CanSat Explorer competition. more

Peregrine Falcons at the Drop Tower


Since the end of April, ZARM has had animal offspring again: a pair of peregrine falcons has moved into the nesting box of the drop tower and is raising two healthy offspring there. more

Visualization of the numerical simulation of a turbulent blood stream. Copyright: ZARM

More turbulant than expected


Uneven blood flow occurs more often than fluid dynamics theory suggests. An international research team has now proven this theoretically and experimentally. Among them was ZARM scientist Duo Xu. more

Senator Dr. Claudia Schilling and ZARM Institute Director, Prof. Marc Avila, take a close look at a drop capsule. (copyright: SWH)

Senator Schilling visits ZARM: New GraviTower under construction


During her visit to ZARM, Senator of Science and Ports Claudia Schilling was introduced to the drop tower and the new GTB Pro - which is currently still under construction. more

Oliver Chanarin checking the experiment set-up
Oliver Chanarin arranging the rope

Art in free fall


Today artist duo Broomberg and Chanarin used ZARM's microgravity lab to conduct a historic art experiment. more

All set for the free fall! School teams test their experiments at ZARM


On 29 May 2019, ZARM was occupied by school students. On occasion of the "DroPs" outreach project, three Bremen school teams "dropped" their own experiments in the drop tower - like real scientists. more

Vorbereitungen zum Start der MAIUS-1 Höhenforschungsrakete am Esrange Space Center im nordschwedischen Kiruna. Der erfolgreiche Flug erfolgte am 23. Januar 2017. 
Quelle: Thomas Schleuss

Bose-Einstein condensates created in space


The first creation of a Bose-Einstein condensate in space is reported this week in Nature. ZARM scientists were involved in the MAIUS-1 mission, a poineering sounding-rocket experiment in the field of fundamental physics.more