New Cosmology

The Fine-Tuned Universe - A New Cosmology?

The idea that a "well-designed" order is embedded in the cosmos is widespread across many cultural regions and epochs. One could argue that myths of origin, creation and genesis, which ascribe an intentional logic to the world as a whole, correspond to an anthropological need and can therefore be found at all times and in all cultures.

The aim of the CAS Research Focus is to deal with the various cosmologies from the perspective of philosophy, theology, ethnology and (astro)physics, to analyze their structures and to compare them with current research models.


Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkert

LMU Munich


Working Group

  • Prof. Dr. Til Birnstiel (Theoretical Astrophysics)
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Braun (Biophysics)
  • Prof. Dr. Erwin Frey (Statistical and Biological Physics)
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Gäb (Philosophy of Religion)
  • Prof. Dr. Holger Gzella (Catholic Theology)
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann (History of Science)
  • Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Hoffmann (Egyptology)
  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul (Particle and Nuclear Physics, TUM)
  • Dr. Ingmar Saberi (Mathematical Physics)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Schärtl-Trendel (Catholic Theology)
  • Prof. Dr. Philipp Schorch (Ethnology)
  • Prof. Dr. Petra Schwille (Biophysics, MPI of Biochemistry)
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Weller (Astrophysics)

Advisory Board

  • Dr. Mélanie Flossmann-Schütze (Deputy Director Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst)