Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University

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Location: Heidelberg - Baden-Württemberg
Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg

Affiliation: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Wuerttemberg, mwk

The University of Heidelberg is the oldest university in present-day Germany. In the course of its more than 630-year history, it has repeatedly renewed itself as one of the leading intellectual centres in Europe. The University sees itself as a research university with twelve faculties in the fields of natural sciences and mathematics, humanities and theology, law, economics and social sciences, and medicine.

Physics - Nov 25
The Collaborative Research Centre "Vascular Control of Organ Function" (CRC 1366) at Heidelberg University will continue its research for another four years. After a positive evaluation, the application for extension for a second funding period has now been accepted in the latest approval round of the German Research Foundation (DFG). This biomedical consortium is receiving DFG funds worth approx. 14.3 million euros. It is based at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of Ruperto Carola; Hellmut Augustin continues as spokesperson for CRC 1366. Heidelberg physicists are also involved in the CRC/Transregio "Phenomenological Elementary Particle Physics after the Higgs Discovery" coordinated in Karlsruhe. The CRC/TRR 257 is also entering a second funding stage.
Life Sciences - Nov 23

International research prize goes to biophysicist Daniel J. Müller on proposal of Ruperto Carola - In order to strengthen innovative research and transfer in the field of Molecular Systems Engineering at Heidelberg University, biophysicist Daniel J. Müller has been chosen for a Humboldt Professorship endowed with up to five million euros.

Innovation - Nov 18

Heidelberg scientists work on and with novel computing technologies at the European Institute for Neuromorphic Computing. The new building for the European Institute for Neuromorphic Computing (EINC) at Heidelberg University - a separate research building for work on and with pioneering new computing technologies - is about to be officially inaugurated.

Event - Nov 14

The doctor of chemistry, moderator and author takes over the Nature Marsilius Visiting Professorship for Science Communication.

Physics - Nov 8

Heidelberg physicists demonstrate the coexistence of superfluids in ultracold atomic clouds. Two superfluids can exist at the same time in ultracold atomic clouds.

Astronomy - Nov 22

Five ERC Starting Grants, highly endowed grants of the European Research Council (ERC), have been allocated to Ruperto Carola in the latest approval round. They go to Junior Professor Dr Daniela Duarte Campos, Kerstin Göpfrich and Dr Stefan Pfeffer, all scientists at the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH).

Health - Nov 15

International evaluation names researchers whose publications have been most cited worldwide. 13 researchers from Heidelberg University feature on the list of "Highly Cited Researchers" that has just appeared.

Philosophy - Nov 10

Volker Gerhardt is to receive the Karl Jaspers Prize for his outstanding philosophical work and his contribution to public life.

Religions - Nov 7

"Ambivalent Enmity" is the topic of a new Research Training Group (RTG) at Heidelberg University based in the humanities and social sciences. It will focus on "Dynamics of Antagonism in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East". The application for Research Training Group 2840, a collaboration with the Heidelberg Center for Jewish Studies, was accepted in the latest approval round of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The DFG allocates funding worth approximately 6,5 million euros for five years to this group for training early-career researchers. The spokesperson is Tanja Penter from Ruperto Carola's Department of History.

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