Science & research
Bremen is a renowned city of science. Did you know that it has more stationary sundials than anywhere else in Germany? Find out more about Bremen's scientific credentials.
ZERO GRAVITY IN BREMEN
The drop tower at Bremen University’s Center for Applied Space Technology
and Microgravity is a huge laboratory in which experiments are performed in zero gravity conditions.
A WHALE OF A BUG
Professor Heide Schulz-Vogt of the Max Planck Institute for Marine
Microbiology in Bremen discovered the largest known species of bacteria
off the coast of Namibia. The micro-organisms reach sizes of up to 0.75 millimetres.
CITY OF SCIENCE
In 2005, Bremen and Bremerhaven were jointly named Germany’s
first ‘City of Science’ in recognition of how they harness the potential of
science and research to bring about structural change.
In 2006, the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland, owned by the famous coffee brand, donated 200 million to what is now Jacobs University Bremen. It is still the biggest private donation ever made to a university in Europe.
AHEAD OF ITS TIME
Grey clouds, wind and fog, drizzly rain – that’s just what the weather in Bremen is like sometimes. Which makes it all the more surprising that
the city has more stationary sundials than anywhere else in Germany, around 120 at the last count.
In a unique space exploration hall measuring 288 square metres, intelligent robots prepare for deployment in outer space on an artificial lunar landscape. Scientists at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the Robotics Innovation Center in Bremen also use the hall to practice catching satellites using robots, paving the way for space junk to be dealt with more easily in future.
Two thirds of our planet is covered by water. Nevertheless, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the bottom of our oceans. At Bremen University, the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, or MARUM, uses state-of-the-art methods to explore the role the oceans play in our lives.
LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING
Visitors become explorers at Universum Bremen. Whether it’s the cosmos, the laws of nature or the functioning of our bodies – this is a place to find out how the universe and everything in it works. The Science Center is one of Europe’s most popular attractions, with more than 1,300 visitors a day, and is one of Germany’s most successful science museums.