New and Appealing: Astrophysics and Space Travel Degree

The University of Bremen has launched a new Master in Astrophysics and Space Sciences degree course together with three other European institutions. Roughly 25 young people will specialize in the fields of astrophysics and space travel. Bremen offers ideal conditions for this.

Together with universities in Nice, Belgrade, and Rome, the University of Bremen has obtained funding for the Master in Astrophysics and Space Sciences, a European master’s degree course. The new degree course in astrophysics and space sciences is overseen by Faculty 1 (Physics/Electrical Engineering). Following the starting semester in Rome – at Tor Vergata University, a partner institution of the University of Bremen – students will generally spend their remaining semesters at three of the four locations.

“They will complete a practical semester in industry or at a university institute as a compulsory module,” says Professor Claus Lämmerzahl, who organized Bremen’s involvement in the transnational degree course together with Professor Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer (Faculty 1). “As one of Europe’s outstanding locations for aerospace, Bremen is ideal for the study program and practical work.” The students’ master’s theses will be supervised by two of the four universities simultaneously.

Astrophysics One of the Most Exciting Fields of Knowledge

With many new telescopes and staggering observations made through them, astrophysics is currently one of the most exciting fields of science. “Just think of the first fantastic images taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, which launched in late 2021; the direct measurement of gravitational waves, the proof of a black hole at the center of our Milky Way, and the image of the black hole in our Milky Way and galaxy M87,” says Claus Lämmerzahl from the Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) at the University of Bremen, “Many of these discoveries were honored with Nobel prizes in recent years.”

The first students are expected in Bremen for the summer semester of 2023. The new master’s program strengthens existing teaching within the Space Sciences and Technologies master’s program and underlines the importance of research and teaching in the fields of space travel and astrophysics at the University of Bremen.


Further Information:


Professor Claus Lämmerzahl
Director of Space Sciences
Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM)
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-57834
E-mail: claus.laemmerzahlprotect me ?!zarm.uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Professor Annette Ladstätter-Weißenmayer
Deputy Dean of Studies
Faculty of Physics/Electrical Engineering (FB 01)
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-62105
E-mail: ladprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


View of the spiral galaxy IC 5332 captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Many such discoveries were honored with Nobel prizes in recent years.