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Dorothea Schlözer Qualification Programme


Promoting the career development of young female scientists and preparing them for a leading role in research and academia – these are the objectives of the Dorothea Schlözer Qualification Programme. The programme is open for female postdocs, junior research group leaders and junior professors at Göttingen University and the Göttingen Campus. Applications should be submitted by 20th January 2017. more...

Can the greening be greener?


In 2015, the European Union (EU) introduced a new greening instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy, with the intention of slowing down the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural areas. A group of scientists has examined how effective the flagship greening measure really is. Their conclusions are sobering. more...

Researchers achieve ultimate resolution limit in fluorescence microscopy


Scientists around Prof. Dr. Stefan Hell at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen have developed a new fluorescence microscope allowing to optically separate molecules which are only nanometers (one millionth of a millimeter) apart from each other. This microscope is more than 100 times sharper than conventional light microscopy and surpasses even the best super-resolution light microscopy methods by up to 20 times. more...

Leibniz Prize for Göttingen Chemist

Prof. Dr. Lutz Ackermann, chemist at the University of Göttingen, has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Leibniz Prize is endowed with € 2.5 million and considered one of the most important research funding grants in Germany. more...