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The Hamburg Observatory as an institute is part of the Department of Physics at the University of Hamburg.
The fields of research of the several research groups cover a wide range of scientific fields, from astroparticles to cosmology.

media-attention-for-lofar-paperA recent LOFAR paper, co-authored by researchers from The Hamburger Sternwarte, shows how to measure electric fields in thunderstorms using cosmic rays. This work has attracted considerable media attention world-wide. Please click on "mehr lesen" for the corresponding links.  See, for example: * Nature news * Science news * The Daily Mail * The New York Times   The paper itself is published on Physical Review Letters which has also selected it as an editors suggestion and has written a focus story about it. Furthermore, the paper is of course on arXiv.