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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 mention its support for translation projects, the development of a database and a research bibliography for the didactics of Chinese as a foreign language. At the AKI’s annual directors meeting in Göttingen, the partner universities came to a positive conclusion. more…


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 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In the academic year 2017/2018, she is doing research at the Institute for Mathematical Stochastics of the University of Göttingen for one year. more…


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 a new method that allows the ultrafast transformation between such phases at surfaces to be observed optically. more…


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In the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm plantations and rubber.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 Göttingen found out that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. more…


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Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage appointed Max Planck Fellow

Applied Mathematician Prof. Dr. Thorsten Hohage from the University of Göttingen has been appointed as a Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen. For the next five years, Hohage will collaborate with the institute and other partners on the Göttingen Campus. One of the aims of the collaboration is to refine numerical methods to reconstruct interior properties of the Sun from observations of the Sun’s surface. more…

ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Alec Wodtke

The Göttingen researcher Alec Wodtke has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant. The European Research Council (ERC) is funding the chemist's work with around €2.5 million for the next five years. Together with his Dynamics at Surfaces Department at Göttingen University and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biophysical Chemistry, Wodtke is studying how gaseous atoms and molecules collide with solid surfaces. more…

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