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A new twist on stellar rotation - Pressemitteilung, 21.09.2018
Like our Sun, distant stars are rotating spheres of hot gas. Stars, however, do not rotate like solid spheres: regions at different latitudes rotate at different rates. An international group …
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The "dark side" of the cell - Pressemitteilung, 07.09.2018
Researchers at the University of Goettingen have used a novel microscopy method. In doing so they were able to show both the illuminated and the "dark side" of the cell. The results of the stu…
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Many facets of biodiversity reduce variability of grassland biomass production - Pressemitteilung, 27.08.2018
A new study shows that, in addition to species richness, plant evolutionary history plays a critical role in regulating year-to-year variation of biomass production in grasslands. In the face …
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Top 100 in the Shanghai Ranking - Pressemitteilung, 21.08.2018
The University of Göttingen has succeeded in retaining its dominance in the Shanghai Ranking. In the current Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018 (also known as the Shanghai Rank…
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Foods of the future - Pressemitteilung, 15.08.2018
A steadily growing world population brings with it an increasing demand for protein-rich food. Since meat production cannot be increased indefinitely, scientists have been seeking to establish…
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Growing a dinosaur's dinner - Pressemitteilung, 20.07.2018
Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Goettingen have studied the nutrition of plant-eating dinosaurs by cultivating plants under atmospheric conditions similar to those of about 150 mi…
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Erasmus Mundus: 10 Years of successful global partnership - Pressemitteilung, 19.07.2018
Study and research around the world: Over the past 10 years, the University of Göttingen successfully joined global partnerships within the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) programme funded by t…
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Top Ratings for Teaching and Learning - Pressemitteilung, 19.07.2018
In the first Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking focused on teaching and learning, the University of Göttingen took second place across Germany. It reached 38th place out of 242 universities …
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Added value of a Master’s thesis - Pressemitteilung, 25.06.2018
Master’s degree graduate Arnab Dutta from Göttingen University has been awarded the Arenberg-Coimbra Group Prize for Erasmus students. The prize, endowed with € 5,000, is awarded annually to g…
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New strategic partnership - Pressemitteilung, 21.06.2018
The U4 universities (Ghent University, the University Göttingen, the University of Groningen and Uppsala University) have joined forces with the University of Tartu to prepare an application f…
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How’s that grab you? - Pressemitteilung, 20.06.2018
For decades, scientists assumed that statistical abilities were closely linked with language abilities and mathematical education. An international team of researchers has now shown that great…
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Google Maps for Neurons - Pressemitteilung, 18.06.2018
The human cerebellum packs about 80 percent of the brain’s total neurons into just 10 percent of its volume – meaning that one cubic millimetre can accommodate over one million neurons. Until …
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Interaction between top quark and Higgs boson observed for the first time - Pressemitteilung, 05.06.2018
Experimental physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva discovered in 2012 the Higgs boson that gives mass to the other particles. Since then, they are busy to unravelling…
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Modern infrastructures for high-performance computing - Pressemitteilung, 29.05.2018
Göttingen University’s currently biggest new construction project is starting to take shape: Since the beginning of the year, the new joint Data Processing Centre for Göttingen’s science hub h…
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Restoration of endangered carbon reservoirs - Pressemitteilung, 24.05.2018
Tropical peat swamp forests are among the most important terrestrial carbon reservoirs, but they are increasingly being cleared. Data on their regenerative capacity have so far been completely…
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