Excellence Cluster ORIGINS
About Excellence Cluster ORIGINS
The Excellence Cluster ORIGINS is a co-operation of the two Munich universities (LMU,TUM), five Munich area Max Planck Institutes (MPA, MPE, MPP, IPP, MPIB), the ESO and the LRZ. This bundled expertise in the Garching/Munich science campus puts us in the unique position to study the evolution of the cosmos – from the inception of the Universe to the first building blocks of life. Through intense interdisciplinary research combing astro-, particle and biophysics, we aim to show that life is a natural consequence of the evolution of the universe, and can thus be understood based on the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry and the initial conditions created by the Big Bang. We are funded within the Excellence Strategy of the German Research Foundation (DFG).