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History / Archeology - Research Management - 26.01.2024
Researchers find previously unknown Nazi deportation photos in Dresden
Researchers find previously unknown Nazi deportation photos in Dresden
Unique photos from Wroclaw were taken secretly and at great risk by a persecuted Jew The international research network "#LastSeen. Images of Nazi Deportations" presents previously unknown photos of persecuted Jews during the Nazi era. The original photos, in which Breslau residents can be seen shortly before deportation, were recently found in the archives of the Saxon Association of Jewish Communities in Dresden and jointly researched.

Research Management - Health - 15.11.2023
Eight scientists from the University of Freiburg among most-cited researchers in the world
Eight scientists from the University of Freiburg among most-cited researchers in the world
Eight scientists from the University of Freiburg are among the "Highly Cited Researchers" for 2023. A survey by Clarivate Analytics reveals that they are among the most-frequently cited authors worldwide in their fields of research over the past decade. With nine entries - one scientist is recognised for work in two areas - the University of Freiburg holds fifth place among German universities alongside Bonn and Düsseldorf.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 02.11.2023
How Organs of Male and Female Mammals Differ
Researchers from Heidelberg and London decode genetic programmes that underlie the development of sex-specific characteristics of mammalian organs The development of sex-specific characteristics is frequently seen in mammals. These characteristics stem from the activation of corresponding genetic programmes that until now have been largely undescribed by the scientific community.

Research Management - Health - 15.11.2022
Jena's influential researchers
Jena’s influential researchers
Two researchers from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena are among the world's most cited scientists in their field: bioinformatician Bas E. Dutilh and medical scientist Andreas Hochhaus. This is confirmed by the "Highly Cited Researchers 2022" ranking published on 15. November 2022 by Clarivate Analytics.

Physics - Research Management - 25.10.2022
Experimental Physicist Robert Bittl Receives ERC Synergy Grant Together with an International Team of Researchers
European Research Council grants international research team almost nine million euros / Experimental physicist at Freie Universität Berlin receives a share of over two million euros Professor Robert Bittl, an experimental physicist at Freie Universität Berlin, is to receive over two million euros through an ERC Synergy Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) as part of a joint international research project.

Computer Science - Research Management - 31.08.2022
Neural networks predict forces in jammed granular solids
Neural networks predict forces in jammed granular solids
Researchers led by Göttingen University develop new machine-learning method to understand force chains Granular matter is all around us. Examples include sand, rice, nuts, coffee and even snow. These materials are made of solid particles that are large enough not to experience thermal fluctuations. Instead, their state is determined by mechanical influences: shaking produces -granular gases- whilst by compression one gets -granular solids-.

Chemistry - Research Management - 25.05.2022
Chemists use light energy to produce small molecular rings
In the search for new active agents in medicine, molecules whose atoms are linked in rings are becoming increasingly important. Such ring systems have particularly suitable properties for producing such active agents and they are driving the development of innovative treatments for malignant tumours, as well as for neurodegenerative and infectious diseases.

Physics - Research Management - 11.04.2022
Photon-photon interactions in the Standard Model and beyond: New research unit at JGU granted DFG funding
Photon-photon interactions in the Standard Model and beyond: New research unit at JGU granted DFG funding
A pure quantum effect as the key to a better understanding of the subatomic world / New research program in Mainz bundles a wide range of expertise In classical physics, the superposition of light waves resulting in interference is a well-known phenomenon. An interaction of light rays in the sense of a scattering is, however, classically impossible.

Life Sciences - Research Management - 18.03.2022
New findings on the internal clock of the fruit fly
New findings on the internal clock of the fruit fly
Light as a regulator: Team of researchers demonstrates role of transport proteins in the synchronisation of circadian rhythms Most living organisms have an internal clock which, among other things, controls the sleep-wake rhythm. The internal rhythm lasts approximately one day ("circadian"), i.e. about 24 hours, and is regulated by means of various "clock genes".

Earth Sciences - Research Management - 27.10.2021
Fluid-Mineral Interactions in Rock
Fluid-Mineral Interactions in Rock
Heidelberg geoscientists test new methods to understand the effects of rupture processes in the Earth's interior Spontaneous mineral growth and dissolution in the rock of the Earth's crust, until now observed only by chance and never described or systematically studied, are the focus of a new research project at Heidelberg University.

Mathematics - Research Management - 22.04.2021
ERC Advanced Grants for two research projects by Humboldt-Universität
Bernd U. Schipper from the Faculty of Theology and Bruno Klingler from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences receive a total of 4.3 million euros of funding Dr. Bernd U. Schipper, professor for History of Israel in its Ancient Near Eastern Context, and his team receive a total amount of 2.5 million euros for their project DEMBIB through an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC).

Research Management - 05.06.2020
A feeling for touch screens
A feeling for touch screens
The use of touch screens is often difficult, especially for older people, since the information is captured primarily with the eye, but not with the sense of touch. Researchers at the Institute for Engineering Design and Industrial Design (IKTD) at the University of Stuttgart are now developing a technology that can be used to "feel" the information on the touch user interface by means of electrostatic fields.



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