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Euclid and the Dark Universe

ESA Euclid

The space telescope Euclid is an astronomical and astrophysical ESA project that launched July 1st 2023. The goal of the Euclid mission is to better understand why the expansion of the universe is being accelerated, and to get to the bottom of the cause of expansion that is suspected in the dark energy. Dark energy represents approximately 75% of the energy content of today's universe. Together with dark matter, it dominates the matter-energy content of the universe. Dark energy and dark matter are both mysterious and of unknown nature, but they control the past, present and future evolution of the universe. Euclid will explore how the universe has evolved over the last 10 billion years to answer fundamental physics and cosmology questions about the properties of dark energy, dark matter and gravity. 

Several UZH researchers contribute to the Euclid mission. Lean more in our YouTube videos  about the involvement of Joachim StadelAurel Schneider and Julian Adamek from the UZH Space Hub network and find their contacts below. 


Joachim Stadel



Prof. Joachim Stadel
Institute for Computational Science
+41 44 63 55816

Aurel Schneider




Prof. Aurel Schneider
Institute for Computational Science
+41 44 63 56190

Julian Adamek





Prof. Julian Adamek
Institute for Computational Science
+41 44 63 54229