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Living space for future moon or Mars missions


At the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen, Christiane Heinicke conceives, designs and builds a habitat for use on the Moon or Mars.more

Students develop their own satellite mission


The application phase for the upcoming CanSat competition 2018 has started.more

Francis Everitt visits Space Master Students


Francis Everitt, former Principal Investigator of the Gravity Probe B mission, gives a lecture to the students of the Space Master at the University of Bremen.more

Artist's impression of the LISA "mother" spacecraft showing the two laser arms. Credit: AEI/MM/exozet

Tailwind for Bremen gravity research


Thanks to the awarding of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics to the discovery of gravitational waves, the working groups of Claus Lämmerzahl and Claus Braxmeier at ZARM will get new tailwind for their research.more

ZARM scientists Florian Meyer, Max Ruhe and Tim Schwenteck with their former classmate Patrick Bihn, member of the Bremer Tageszeitung board Jan Leßmann, Senator of Science, Health and Consumer Protection Prof. Dr. Eva Quante-Brandt and Weser Kurier's chief editor Moritz Döbler
Laudator Prof. Dr. Eva Quante-Brandt
Scientists explain their experiment to the audience

ZARM scientists win Weser-Kurier's newcomer prize MoreSpace


ZARM scientists Florian Meyer, Tim Schwenteck and Maximilian Ruhe won MoreSpace Award for their experiment UB-FIRE onb Monday, 23.10.2017.more

Christiane Schmullius, Chair of the IAF Scientific Program Committee, Marc Avila, Chair of the LOC 2018 and Martin Günthner, Bremen Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports receiving the IAC flag from the IAF President Jean-Yves LeGall and Michael Davis, Chair of the LOC 2017
Marc Avila signs the agreement with the 'International Astronautical Federation'.

Adelaide hands over to Bremen


At the end of the IAC 2017 in Australia the Bremen team receives the IAF flag as a symbol of the responsibility to host the next IAC 2018 in Bremen.more

3,2,1 Liftoff! Students start self-made satellites


For the fourth time, ten student groups from whole Germany will come to Bremen to start their own satellites in the German CanSat competition, from September 25 to 29, 2017.more

ZARM welcomes Heisenberg scholarship holder


PD Dr. Yan Jin has received the Heisenberg scholarship and is conducting research at the Center of Applied Space technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen since 01 August 2017.more

European CanSat 2017 participants ©ESA
Students work on their satellites ©ESA
The Spanish team wins the European CanSat 2017 competition ©ESA
Launch of the rocket ©ESA

Spanish team wins European CanSat competition in Bremen


Schoolteams from all over Europe started self built satellitesmore

Naoki Okumura and his delegation in front of the ZARM building
Marc Avila welcomes JAXA Director Naoki Okumura

JAXA Director Naoki Okumura visits ZARM


On June 22nd, Naoki Okumura, President of the Japanese Space Agency JAXA, visited the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen.more

Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., NASA Acting Administrator and Prof. Marc Avila, ZARM Director
Robert Lightfoot celebrates "National Selfie Day" with the students of the University of Bremen

Marc Avila welcomes NASA Director at ZARM


The head of the American Space Agency NASA visits ZARM and speaks to students of the University of Bremenmore


Big final in the Bremen drop tower: DroPs - student experiments under microgravity


Three school teams from the Gymnasium Vegesack, the International School of Bremen (ISB) and the integrated school from Osterholz-Scharmbeck (IGS-OHZ) were rewarded for the long and intensive work on their experiments today.more

Künstlerische Darstellung eines supermassiven Schwarzen Lochs. Quelle: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Do Black Holes Exists? - The Physics and Philosophy of Black Holes


Claus Lämmerzahl und Manfred Stoeckler of the University of Bremen organise an international conference on the physics and philosophy of black holes.more

DroPs - student experiments under microgravity


How does a spinning top or certain liquids behave in microgravity? This is what school students will find out during this year's „Drop Tower Project for School Students“. more

Professor Claus Lämmerzahl, Minister Martin Günthner and IAF President Jean-Yves Le Gall signing the IAC 2018 contract
IAF delegation is visiting ZARM before the contract is signed
Mayor Dr. Carsten Sieling welcomes IAF President Jean-Yves Le Gall
Team Germany has signed the memorandum of understanding

International Astronautical Congress (IAC) takes place in Bremen 2018


A great day for ZARM: The contract for the International Astronautical Congress 2018 in Bremen has been signed between IAF President Jean-Yves Le Gall and ZARM.more

European CanSat competition will take place at ZARM in Bremen


The Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen will host the European CanSat competition initiated by the European Space Agency (ESA). Due to ZARM’s commitment to STEM activities in...more

Die Expansion des Universum in den verschiedenen Entwicklungsstadien vom Urknall bis heute. Quelle: NASA / WMAP Science Team

Acceleration of the universe and the bizarre phenomena of dark energy


ZARM cordially invites the general public to a lecture on the fascinating topic of cosmology. In his talk Prof. Jochen Lisk will explain current research efforts to resolve the baffling phenomena of dark energy and the...more

Atomchip: MAIUS-Projektteam/J. Matthias
MAIUS Aufbau: DLR MORABA/T.Schleuß
Querschnitt: DLR MORABA/T. Schleuß

First Bose-Einstein Condensate created in space


With the successful launch of MAIUS 1 on Jan 23, 2017, from ESRANGE in northern Sweden, German scientists accomplished a pioneering mission in the field of fundamental physics. Two ZARM physicists were on site when the first BEC...more

Fourth Round for the German CanSat Competition


For the fourth time German school students will get the chance to fly their own mini-satellites on a rocket.more