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The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts
Salvatorstraße 2
80333 München
Telephone: 089 21 86 - 0 (central office)
Telefax: 089 21 86- 28 00

Value added tax (VAT) identification number in accordance with section 27 a of the VAT Act (UStG): DE 811305931

Authorized Representative

Ministerialdirektor Dr Rolf-Dieter Jungk
Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts

Responsible for Content

Christine Söker and Kathrin Gallitz
Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts


Christine Söker (editing)
Julia Vrooman (social media)

Terms of Use

Texts, images, graphics and the design of these web pages are subject to copyright. They may only be used for private and other personal use within the framework of section 53 of the Act on Copyright and Related Rights (UrhG). Prior authorization must be obtained from us before these web pages or parts thereof may be reproduced or used, in whole or part, in electronic or printed form and published. Authorization can be obtained upon request from those responsible for content. Texts, images, graphics and other files may, in part or whole, be subject to the copyright of third parties. Those responsible for content can provide information regarding applicable rights of third parties.

All registered brands and trademarks that appear on this website and that may be owned by third parties are subject without restriction to the respective applicable trademark law and the property rights of their respective owners. The mere mention of trademarks on this website does not indicate that they are not protected by third party rights.


The news on this website is published by the idw scientific information service and selected for display on the website by the editorial team of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts. The content of these news articles corresponds to press releases published by the idw member institutions.


We have compiled and verified all information provided on this website with the greatest possible care. However, we cannot guarantee that this information is correct, complete, up-to-date and available at all times. No contractual relationship is entered into with users of the website.

We are not liable for any damage incurred by using the website. This exclusion of liability shall not apply in instances to which section 839 of the German Civil Code (BGB – liability in the case of official misconduct) applies. No liability is assumed for any damage incurred when accessing or downloading data from this website as a result of malware or after installing or using software.

The Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts expressly reserves the right to change, amend or delete individual web pages or the entire website without prior notice or to interrupt or terminate its publication.


Please note that links to the websites of other operators do not constitute original content. These links merely serve to enable visitors to access third-party content in accordance with section 8 of the Telemedia Act (TMG) When links to external websites were first incorporated, we reviewed the external content to ensure that it does not violate provisions of civil or criminal law. We are, however, unable to continually check these websites for changes and can therefore not be held responsible for changes in their content. The operators of the linked sites shall be fully liable for illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content and for any losses resulting from the use or non-use of the information provided.


The rights to the images used on this website have been clarified. Sources are stated in image captions. Unless there is a note indicating otherwise, all images used on this website either belong to the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts or to a different organization that has kindly given the Ministry permission to use them, or they were provided by one of the following stock photo agencies: Adobe Stock, Alamy, iStockphoto, Mauritius Images or Shutterstock.

We have carefully researched the copyright for each image we use on this website. If you feel that copyright has been infringed upon by any of the images on this website, please contact research-in-bavaria(at)

Graphics & Design

elementare teilchen GmbH

Technical Implementation

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