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Exceptional range of China-related events
In 2017, the Academic Confucius Institute (AKI) at Göttingen University supported three international conferences, three workshops for Chinese teachers and twelve scientific lectures—not to me…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5980 - Press release, 10.11.2017

Humboldt award winner at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics
The mathematician Dr. Vlada Limic, Research Director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Strasbourg, has received the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5975 - Press release, 08.11.2017

Ultrafast phase-ordering on the atomic scale
Phase transformations belong to our everyday encounters with physical phenomena like melting, freezing, evaporating and condensing processes. Researchers at Göttingen University have now found…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5976 - Press release, 06.11.2017

Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmer
In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm plantations and rubber. Now a team of scientists led by the University of Göttin…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5959 - Press release, 25.10.2017

No sex, no problem!
Sexual reproduction is linked to various benefits for the survival of a species. According to the scientific consensus, loss of sex in favour of clonal reproduction leads to a stepwise accumu…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5945 - Press release, 12.10.2017

Southern Lower Saxony’s Welcome Centre poised and ready
The project partners of the "Welcome Centre of the Campus Göttingen and the Region of Southern Lower Saxony" have designed a structure for the future Welcome Centre. Alongside the central Wel…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5940 - Press release, 10.10.2017

Göttingen University advances to next stage of Excellence Strategy competition
Göttingen University and its Göttingen Campus affiliates are in the running for grant money from the Excellence Strategy funded by the German Federal and State Governments. In early April of 2…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5933 - Press release, 29.09.2017

Cocoa agroforestry is less resilient to extreme drought than cocoa in full sun
A new study based on detailed field measurements in West Africa shows cocoa agroforestry to be less drought resilient than previously thought. The study was conducted by doctoral student Issak…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5921 - Press release, 18.09.2017

Inferno world with titanium skies
An international team of researchers including the University of Göttingen has detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. Using the FORS2 instrument at ESO’s Very L…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5917 - Press release, 15.09.2017

Attractive research location for international scientists
The University of Göttingen continues to be in high demand amongst international researchers. In its 2017 Humboldt Rankings, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has given sixth place in Germ…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5905 - Press release, 01.09.2017

From bacteria to birds: tropical plantations disrupt biodiversity
A research team at the University of Göttingen has conducted a large-scale study in Indonesia to understand how the conversion of rainforest to rubber and oil palm plantations alters biodivers…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5899 - Press release, 28.08.2017

A playground for evolution
The term “genome” refers to the entirety of the genetic material that is encoded in each individual cell of an organism and contains information that dictates how species-specific morphologica…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5887 - Press release, 31.07.2017

A new level of magnetic saturation
An international group of astronomers lead by scientists from the University of Göttingen has detected unexpectedly strong magnetic fields on the surface of a few fast rotating M dwarf stars. …
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5883 - Press release, 24.07.2017

Believed long-lost amber stones with inclusions now rediscovered
Almost 20,000 objects of the Königsberg amber stone collection are being entrusted to and scientifically curated by Göttingen University for Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz. The curator of …
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5878 - Press release, 17.07.2017

Increase in cocoa yields through ecological intensification
Cocoa is one of the world's most widely traded commodities. The optimisation of pollination is an essential factor for increasing yields. However, only around five to ten percent of cocoa flow…
www.uni-goettingen.de/en/3240.html?cid=5880 - Press release, 14.07.2017