press releases

Nobel Prize for Black Holes

2020/10/07

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.
SAFFIRE logo
Acrylic sample is being integrated in the SAFFIRE V module

Ready for ignition

2020/10/06

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

2020/09/23

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

2020/09/16

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

Peregrine Falcons at the Drop Tower

2020/05/28

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

2020/05/05

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

2020/02/03

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

2020/01/23

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

Christiane Heinicke präsentiert ihr Labor Modul, eins von sechs weiteren, die folgen sollen.
Jan Wörner hielt eine Key Note zum Thema Exploration anlässlich der Präsentation der ersten Forschungsergebnisse von "MaMBA".

Workspace of the Future - on Mars

2019/11/19

For two years, geophysicist Christiane Heinicke worked on developing a habitat for living and working outside the Earth. Now two science teams have tested the first mock-up: the laboratory module. more

Cyprien Verseux checking growth of cyanobacteria

Blue-green algae to become popular on Moon and Mars

2019/11/14

Humboldt fellow Cyprien Vereux establishes the new Laboratory of Applied Space Microbiology (LASM) at ZARM in order to investigate the role of cyanobacteria for astronautic missionsmore

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

2019/06/05

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

2018/10/18

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

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