Overview of the various ErUM projects in Germany

Utilize synergies

In Germany, many exciting projects are involved in the research of universe and matter. Although the projects pursue different research approaches, they also have a lot in common. We are always interested in exchanging and expanding our collaboration with other projects and look forward to exploiting synergies with other projects. 

Contact us if you are interested in connecting our projects.

Here you will find further information on the individual ErUM projects:

Belle II is a particle physics experiment at SuperKEKB, a particle accelerator at the Japanese Research Center for High Energy Physics KEK. Belle II is designed to enable researchers to discover new interactions and new particles.

Location Garching

DAPHNE stands for DAten aus PHotonen und Neutronen Experimenten. It is a project for a National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). In order to meet the challenges of data and metadata management and high data rates, DAPHNE develops solutions for outstanding scientific experiments together with the user community.

Location Garching / Karlsruhe / Hamburg


The ErUM Data Hub and DAPHNE4NFDI have crystallized their commonalities in a joint poster:

IDT stands for Innovative Digital Technologies for Research on Universe and Matter. In order to meet the challenge of increasing data rates and volumes, 17 partners from universities and research centers have joined forces in the BMBF-funded ErUM Data pilot project Innovative Digital Technologies for the Exploration of Universe and Matter. The aim is to open up modern technologies for the development of experimental, comprehensive solutions.

Location Garching


Ift stands for Informationsfeldttheorie for experiments at large-scale research facilities. Information field theory was originally developed for astrophysical measurements. However, since it is so general, it can also be used for any measurement of field-like quantities. The ErUM-Ift project aims to solve exemplary imaging problems for several large-scale research facilities.

Location Garching 


FIDIUM stands forFederated Digital Infrastructures for Research on Universe and Matter". Advances in the fields of experimental particle, astroparticle, hadron and nuclear physics are producing ever-increasing amounts of research data. The higher resolution of modern instruments has led to huge data sets, reaching the order of millions of terabytes and more, requiring not only extensive computing and storage resources, but also user-friendly access. FIDIUM aims to solve these challenges by virtually combining multiple complex infrastructures offering a range of services.



The LHC-ErUM is a joint communication and transfer project of the four ErUM research focuses (ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb) at the Large Hadron Collider. The office organizes a wide range of measures for the partners involved in the areas of public relations, promotion of young scientists and knowledge and technology transfer.

Location Hamburg


KISS stands for Künstliche Intelligenz zu schnellen Simulation of scientific data. The project was set up to develop AI-based simulation methods that enable faster, more flexible and more efficient analysis of research data compared to conventional methods. One aim of KISS is to promote a more sustainable use of existing resources in data analysis through the development of AI-based algorithms.



Netzwerk Teilchenwelt is an association of 30 research institutes in Germany that conduct research into the physics of the smallest particles and allow young people and teachers to participate in current cutting-edge research. The offers in the network make an important contribution to the recruitment of young talent.

Location  Dresden


"Terascale" pools German activities in the field of high-energy accelerator physics. It is a network comprising all German research institutions working on LHC experiments, a future linear collider or the associated phenomenology - 18 universities, two Helmholtz centers and one Max Planck Institute. The alliance covers the following topics: Development of new accelerator and detector technologies, methods of data analysis, development of theoretical models and methods, and development of the corresponding computing infrastructure.

Location Hamburg / Bonn


PUNCH4NFDI stands for Particles, Universe, NuClei and Hadrons for NFDI.  Das NFDI-Konsortium der Teilchen-, Astro-, Astroteilchen-, Hadronen- und Kernphysik vertritt rund 9.000 promovierte Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler aus Universitäten, der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft und der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft in Deutschland. Die PUNCH-Physik befasst sich mit den grundlegenden Bestandteilen der Materie und ihren Wechselwirkungen sowie mit ihrer Rolle bei der Entstehung der größten Strukturen im Universum – Sterne und Galaxien.

Location Hamburg


Scientists from all over the world - many of them from Germany - want to use this gigantic research instrument to get to the bottom of the Big Bang. "World machine" - that is the Large Hadron Collider LHC, a particle accelerator at the CERN research center in Geneva.

Location Hamburg


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