One giant leap was made...
The Perspective Commission selected the six most convincing proposals and recommended them to the BMBF for the first funding phase; the DZA is one of them. The funding will enable us to develop our concept to implementation readiness. We are very excited. For further information click here.
Astronomy and astrophysics are on the threshold of fundamentally new insights into the nature of the universe.They combine all facets of modern technologies and are drivers of economic development. The establishment of a German Center for Astrophysics (DZA) with international appeal is an essential impulse for a future-oriented change in Lusatia.
Knowledge creates perspectives
The DZA is our proposal in the competition of the BMBF and the Free State of Saxony to establish a large-scale research center in the region.
Prof. Dr. Günther Hasinger, ESA Director of Science, Head of ESAC, Madrid
Prof. Dr. Michael Kramer, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and President of the Astronomical Society
Prof. Dr. Christian Stegmann, Director for Astroparticle Physics, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Prof. Dr. Matthias Steinmetz, Spokesman of the Board of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang E. Nagel, Director of the Center for Information Services and High Performance Computing, Technische Universität Dresden