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IFEX - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Extraterrestrial Studies


Goals and fields of activity

The center is dedicated to developing and promoting interdisciplinary aspects of the extraterrestrial studies by means of basic research, development and participation in scientific-technical application projects, as well as in terms of the creation of appropriate training programs.

In addition, IFEX focuses on extraterrestrial research projects in the context of science and technology and their innovative application on Earth and in space.

The work area includes

  • exploration of space, objects in our solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole
  • search for signs of life
  • search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI)
  • research on Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP)

as well as

  • the promotion and coordination of subject-specific and, in particular, interdisciplinary cooperations and
  • dissemination of extraterrestrial studies.

News and dates

NEAlight is a study to analyze the feasibility and challenges of small satellite missions for the exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids (NEA), in particular the asteroid (99942) Apophis.


New IFEX Logo


The Interdisciplinary Research Center for Extraterrestrial Science (IFEX) announces the launch of its new logo


An online workshop titled "IFEX UAP Workshop 2023" was held on 05 April 2023. The video recordings are now online.