Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics

    Helmholtz Alliances aim to strategically develop the research profiles of participating Helmholtz Centres and to transfer successful research into the Helmholtz Association’s research programme or to conduct further research on the topics dealt with by the alliances in other ways after the funding has ended. Helmholtz Alliances bring together universities, Helmholtz Centres and other non-university research institutions to work on collaborative research projects. Research partners from abroad and companies can also be included.

    Astroparticle physics is a young, interdisciplinary research field located at the interfaces of astrophysics, particle physics, astronomy and cosmology.The Helmholtz Alliance for Astroparticle Physics investigates topics such as the high-energy universe and the dark universe, and pursues cross-cutting activities such as astroparticle theory and technology development. The Alliance unites research being done by 15 German universities in these areas.