Funding & Partner
Quantum Universe is a Cluster of Excellence within the Excellence Strategy of the federal and state governments of Germany. The German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) and the German Council of Science and Humanities (WR, Wissenschaftsrat) are implementing the Excellence Strategy.
The aim of the Excellence Strategy is to strengthen Germany’s position as an outstanding place for research in the long term and further improve its international competitiveness. It continues the development of German universities successfully begun with the Excellence Initiative by supporting research of the highest standard, enhancing research profiles, and facilitating cooperation in the research system.
Our activities are funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany’s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2121 „Quantum Universe“ – 390833306.
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
DESY is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. Researchers use the large-scale facilities at DESY to explore the microcosm in all its variety – from the interactions of tiny elementary particles and the behaviour of new types of nanomaterials to biomolecular processes that are essential to life. The accelerators and detectors that DESY develops and builds are unique research tools. The facilities generate the world’s most intense X-ray light, accelerate particles to record energies and open completely new windows onto the universe. That makes DESY not only a magnet for more than 3000 guest researchers from over 40 countries every year, but also a coveted partner for national and international cooperations.