Extreme Universe
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Studying Cosmic Gamma Ray Bursts and the Early Universe

We're building satellites to go after Gamma Rays Bursts into outer space, back to the dawn of the universe, to learn about the most distant objects in the universe, when the first matter structures formed stars, galaxies and black holes...
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What is a GRB?


The collapse of a massive star into a black hole liberates huge amounts of gravitational energy. In the resulting explosion, matter is accelerated to near the speed of light in a tightly focused jet. This extraordinary energy, and the focused, relativistically boosted emission from the jet allows us to see these explosions, called cosmic gamma-ray bursts (GRBs for short) across much of the observable universe. More...

UK astronomers using a telescope aboard the NASA Swift satellite have captured information from the early stages of a gamma ray burst...

Outstanding Problems of Extreme Universe Astrophysics!

  1. Seeking for the Most Distant Objects in the Universe...
  2. Measuring the Early Universe and First Stars with Gamma-Ray Bursts.

Outstanding Problems of Gamma-Ray Bursts.

  1. Testing the Extremes of Relativity with Gamma-Ray Bursts.
  2. The first 60 second of Gamma-Ray Bursts.
  3. The Nature of Short-Type Gamma-Ray Bursts.
  4. Measuring the Polarization of Gamma-Ray Bursts.


January 29, 2013
The Extreme Universe Laboratory is pleased to announce the second annual MOSCOW GRB CONFERENCE: "Gamma Ray Bursts, New Missions to New Science"
7th-11th october 2013, Moscow, Russia
The workshop covers all aspects of gamma-ray burst and related science. Reports of work on GRBs at high red shift and using GRBs as probes of the high red shift universe are especially encouraged. The purpose of the meeting is to further international communication of work on GRBs as well as to encourage collaboration with Extreme Universe Laboratory scientists and students.

July 22, 2012
Participant's lectures from Workshop 13-15 June was published.
June 26, 2012
"Moskovskaya Pravda" magazine published an article about Extreme Universe Laboratory in the June issue. Read in PDF format
June 10, 2012


October 7-11, 2013
The Extreme Universe Laboratory announces the second annual Moscow Gamma-Ray Burst Workshop, to take place 7 - 11 of October 2013.
Registration: Soon open at workshop2013
Deadline for Abstract submission: 31 August 2013
Place: Moscow, the Russian Federation
More information coming soon.
November 28-30, 2011
"Lomonosov" collaboration meeting.
November 28-30, 2011
Workshop on “Lomonosov” project that will be held in Moscow State University.

Scientific Partners

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics
Paris Centre for Cosmological Physics
Institute for the Early Universe Ewha Womans University
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Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics of Moscow State University
Lomonosov Moscow State University Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (MSU SINP),
1(2), Leninskie gory, GSP-1, Moscow 119991, Russian Federation