The Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP) hosts several topical programmes in astrophysics, cosmology, nuclear- and particle physics per year. Each programme lasts four weeks and serves as a center for scientific exchange. MIAPP programmes include seminars, organized by the coordinators of the programme, and provide a stimulating platform for informal discussions, collaborations and creative thinking. Every participant receives office space and facilities. For every programme about 60 international scientists will be invited to attend together with Munich-based researchers. A minimum stay of two weeks is required. External researchers receive financial support to participate in the programmes.
The institute is part of the Excellence Cluster „Universe“ and is embedded in the academic environment of the physics departments of both Munich universities, the local Max Planck Institutes and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). It is located at Garching Research Campus.