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Visualisierung der relativistischen Effekte auf Uhren und deren Vergleich in der Raumzeit der Erde

Bremen Study Prize 2020 goes to ZARM scientist


ZARM scientist Dr. Dennis Philipp receives the Bremen Study Award 2020 for his outstanding disseration on the "Theoretical Aspects of Relativistic Geodesy", which lays the foundation for the rigorous and generally relativistic...more

The ingnited structured acrylic glass fuel sample

Brand new findings on fire safety in space


The fire safety experiment on CYGNUS has results that even the combustion researchers could not have predicted: in weightlessness, a flame tends to spread in the opposite direction to the air flow. more

Cyprien Verseux working on Atmos
Atmos - Atmosphere Tester for Mars-bound Organic Systems
Vessel containing Mars-like atmosphere for growing cyano bacteria inside Atmos

Staying long-term


With the help of his Atmosphere Tester for Mars-bound Organic Systems (Atmos), Cyprien Verseux proved that Cyanobacteria can help astronauts survive self-sufficiently on Mars. more

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

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