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Physics - Apr 24
Physics
The universe is almost 14 billion years old. An inconceivable length of time by human standards - yet compared to some physical processes, it is but a moment. There are radioactive nuclei that decay on much longer time scales. An international team of scientists has now directly measured the rarest decay process ever recorded in a detector.
Earth Sciences - Apr 24
Earth Sciences

Around three years ago, researchers on an Antarctic expedition, including Münster University palaeobotanist Dr. Benjamin Bomfleur , made an incredible discovery in northern Victoria Land.

Business - Apr 16

Findings published by a team of researchers from Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin Social Science Center and Ohio State University. No 100/2019 from Apr 16, 2019 Everyday decisions, like which product to buy from the shelf at the store, depend on how much time a person spends gazing at an item beforehand, according to a study.

Materials Science - Apr 23

The demand for high-energy batteries, in particular for the automotive industry, is increasing, and with it the research interest in battery technologies, which could determine the future market. A promising technology are secondary lithium metal batteries (LMBs), which combine lithium metal as an anode with, for example, cathode materials containing lithium ions.

Life Sciences - Apr 11
Life Sciences

Like humans and animals, plants defend themselves against pathogens with the help of their immune system.


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Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 17.04.2019
Breaking Ground for the Innovation Centre in Bahrenfeld
Breaking Ground for the Innovation Centre in Bahrenfeld
Construction of the high-tech business incubator, a joint project of the City of Hamburg, DESY, and Universität Hamburg, is the first milestone for Science City Bahrenfeld.

Event - 12.04.2019

Career - 11.04.2019

Linguistics / Literature - Materials Science - 10.04.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - 09.04.2019
Who will win the Game of Thrones?
Who will win the Game of Thrones?
Shortly before the curtain drops on the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" (GoT), students attending a computer science seminar at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) embarked on an unusual scientific mission: predicting which character has the best chance to sit the coveted Iron Throne.

Life Sciences - 08.04.2019
Yellow pigments protect bacteria
Yellow pigments protect bacteria
Bacteria protect themselves from free radicals using certain natural products in their membrane. Working groups at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Goethe University in Frankfurt have now mapped the biosynthesis of aryl polyenes, the most common protective pigments.

Business / Economics - 05.04.2019
"Energy supply can trigger an economic boom in Africa"
Researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be visiting several villages in Mali every six months in the future.

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 05.04.2019

Health - Life Sciences - 04.04.2019
New Leibniz Science Campus in Hamburg: InterACt
Hamburg has acquired a Leibniz Science Campus: InterACt-which stands for "integrated analysis of pathogen-induced compartments"-is a cooperative project to strengthen connections between The Heinrich

Chemistry - Event - 04.04.2019

Linguistics / Literature - 04.04.2019
Professor at Freie Universität Berlin Elected Chairperson of German Hispanic Association
Freie Universität Berlin to be seat of German association for Hispanic language, cultural, and literary studies for two years No 082/2019 from Apr 04, 2019 Susanne Zepp-Zwirner, a professor of Romanc

Administration - 03.04.2019

Innovation / Technology - 03.04.2019
Two years of digitalization research at the Einstein Center Digital Future
Whether it's electronic textiles, cybercrime, AI-based procedures in medicine, or road safety for cyclists, scientists from various disciplines conduct joint research at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) into issues related to digitalization.

Religions - Social Sciences - 02.04.2019
An Excellent Research Environment for International Scholars: On the Way to the Top
An Excellent Research Environment for International Scholars: On the Way to the Top
The number of female students is on the increase worldwide, yet in academia women rarely reach the top of the career ladder.

Earth Sciences - 01.04.2019
Making research results reproducible
Making research results reproducible
Starting in April of this year, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting a joint project of the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster and the local University Library. The aim of the project "Opening Reproducible Research" (o2r) is to make research results more reproducible and scientific work more transparent.

Religions - Music - 01.04.2019
"I can reach young Muslims in Germany and other countries"
It is sometimes enough to drive one to despair. For twenty years, Islam scholar Thomas Bauer has been working hard to create a nuanced image of Islamic culture, writing books and articles, giving interviews, and speaking with politicians.

Life Sciences - Career - 01.04.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 01.04.2019

Career - 01.04.2019
Successful German-Russian Project Set to Continue
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research grants another five years of funding to the shared research facility at Berlin's electron storage ring for synchrotron radiation No 078/2019 from Apr

Event - Social Sciences - 01.04.2019

Health - Administration - 01.04.2019

Business / Economics - 29.03.2019

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 29.03.2019

Physics - Career - 29.03.2019
"No guarantee, but a good step on the way to a professorship"
Leading a team of their own helps young researchers to become independent at an early stage.

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 28.03.2019
Cutting-edge research from robotics to simulated flows
Cutting-edge research from robotics to simulated flows
The European Research Council (ERC) will fund three projects by scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) through prestigious Advanced Grants.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 28.03.2019
Outstanding research at the leading industrial trade fair
Outstanding research at the leading industrial trade fair
Again in 2019, several research teams from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will be presenting projects at Hannover Messe, one of the world's most important trade shows for industrial technology.

History / Archeology - 26.03.2019

Pharmacology - Health - 25.03.2019
Researchers aim to use gene therapy to treat hearing deafness
Researchers aim to use gene therapy to treat hearing deafness
Professor Schambach was awarded approximately two million euros from the European Union for his "iHEAR" project / New gene therapies shall protect children and adults from hearing loss High accolades

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation / Technology - 22.03.2019

Business / Economics - 21.03.2019
Claudia Eckert joins Council of Cyber Experts
Claudia Eckert joins Council of Cyber Experts
The number of hacker attacks in Germany is steadily increasing.

Law / Forensics - Religions - 21.03.2019
"I would never otherwise have asked how important religion is in law."
Anyone entering the office of law scholar Nils Jansen can see at a glance: hard work is done here. The director of the Department of Legal History at the University of Münster has books, journals, and a notebook spread around his desk in a semicircle and stacked up in piles.

Administration - 21.03.2019

Religions - History / Archeology - 15.03.2019
"I want to show Jewish culture in all its richness"
Katrin Kogman-Appel, holder of a Humboldt Professorship of Jewish Studies, researches at the "Religion and Politics" Cluster of Excellence What would a scholarly network with a focus on “Religio

Physics - Materials Science - 15.03.2019
Four disciplines united under a single roof
Four disciplines united under a single roof
In the new research building Centre for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) researchers investigate how nanomaterials with complex properties and functions are produced in nature in order to follow this proven design strategy.
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